We have a a nice patch of Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens) growing near our house. It is just beginning to bloom now and is just lovely with a very light fragrance. It reminds me of orange flowers a little. Enjoy!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
It's Friday and only 8 more hours in that sweatshop in which I toil. I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I can spend some time puttering in the garden.
Have a great day and to those of us who are slogging off to work... It's almost over. Enjoy these spring blooms from our garden.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
|The Fortress of Ineptitude|
• The 'Mission Accomplished' banner and the codpiece he wore ten years ago when he declared that major combat operations had ended in Iraq even though they continued for the rest of his presidency.• The chair in which he sat, frozen, at Booker Elementary School on 9/11 after he was told "America is under attack." Also his dog-eared copy of "The Pet Goat."• A bag of pretzels, of course.• On a continuous loop in the lobby: a recording of the push-poll question his campaign used to destroy John McCain in 2000…"Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?"...just to show visiting school kids what a classy guy Bush is.• A piece of the birthday cake he shared with John McCain in Phoenix as the levees were busting open in New Orleans.• The golf club he swung immediately after vowing to "stop these terrorist killers."• The 2005 "Can I go pee?" note he scribbled to Condi Rice at the United Nations.• The Segway he fell off of in 2003.• A credit card bill forwarded from the White House to "The People of the United States of America" with a balance of $10 trillion.• The August 6, 2001 PDB: Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside US.• Some aluminum tubes.• The vial of baby powder Colin Powell used to scare us to death at the United Nations.• The best of FEMA Director Michael Brown's Katrina emails, including "I am a fashion god" and "Can I quit now? Can I go home?"• A photo collage of the U.S. soldiers who died during the Iraq war underneath a sign that says, "Oops!"• The shoes that were thrown at him by a journalist during his last visit to Iraq.• The shirt Bill Clinton was wearing in Haiti when Bush used it as a rag to wipe a commoner's cooties off his hand in 2010.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Drunk Florida man admits shooting up public docks and then poops pants
An Orlando man was recently arrested after he defecated in his own pants while admitting to police that the he shot up a public dock.
According to an arrest report published by TCPalm on Tuesday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired near the Gifford Docks in Vero Beach at around 9:20 p.m. on April 9 and found 44-year-old Michael Johnston.
The Orlando man verified that he had been drinking and firing weapons, and gave the officer permission to search the trunk of his car for a .45 caliber black powder pistol and a .40 caliber Glock pistol. Johnston explained that he had consumed at least eight alcoholic beverages, but said that the two cans of Colt 45 had been “too many apparently!”
The police report also indicated that a second man had been with Johnston at the docks.
After being read his Miranda rights, Johnston told the deputy that both men had been “drinking and shooting.”
“I am impaired,” the suspect reportedly said.
“Johnston was swaying while I was speaking to him due to his intoxication and defecated in his pants, which he admitted was from his intoxication,” the deputy wrote.
The charging document stated that at least 20 rounds were fired from both firearms at a glass bottle, resulting in “bullet holes and ricochet damage caused from multiple bullets on the dock’s walkway and pillars.”
“The dock shit is my shit!” Johnston said, referring to the bullet holes, not the poop in his pants.
He was charged with using a firearm under the influence of alcohol and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. The deputy said that the damage to the docks was an “eyesore” and would need to be repaired “due to the negative impression that will be seen by visitors of county docks.”
Monday, April 22, 2013