Huf’n Puf (Oh, the Vagaries of Weather!)

Now that self has only two watering days before leaving for NYC, it has turned hot.  Searing hot.  Sahara hot.  Self has spent most of the afternoon in a mad scramble, lugging around buckets of water.

Hubby will not be accompanying self to NYC, as he professes that traveling is too “tiring.” And furthermore, he has too much fun pretending that he hates New York.  And while he will be home on the weekend, self knows he will not water, as he so enjoys looking at self watering Read the rest of this entry »


  1. The Feds are consulting with “Avatar” and “Titanic” Director James Cameron! Apparently, since the Director has shown such a flair for engineering in both aforementioned productions, he can help them come up with some “outside the box” thinking for solving the (still-continuing-to-gush) oil Read the rest of this entry »


By night she flies aloft, between the earth and sky,
whirring across the dark, never closing her lids
in soothing sleep. By day she keeps her watch,
crouched on a peak roof or palace turret,
terrorizing the great cities, clinging as fast
to her twisted lies as she clings to words of truth.
Now Rumor is in her glory, filling Africa’s ears
with tale on tale of intrigue, bruiting her song
of facts and falsehoods mingled …
“Here this Aeneas, born of Trojan blood,
has arrived in Carthage, and lovely Dido deigns
to join the man in wedlock. Even now they warm
the winter, long as it lasts, with obscene desire,
oblivious to their kingdoms, abject thralls of lust.”

— From Book Four of Virgil’s The Aeneid, translated by Robert Fagles

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