I have been working in Carefree, Arizona (just outside of Scottsdale) for the past three days.
I knew Arizona would be hot in June, but we have been experiencing record-breaking temps — 115 degree days and ‘cooler’ evenings that barely reach 90.
But that old adage about it being a ‘dry heat’ is true…
My hair has looked fabulous.
Posted in Beauty, Business, Humor, Life, Travel, Weather
Tagged Arizona, beauty, Business, frizz, hair, heatwave, humidity, Humor, life, Scottsdale, Travel, weather
These cacti — the print, to be more accurate — are hanging in my hotel room in San Antonio.
I find them oddly comforting.
They are quiet without being lonely, and the sunset colors suggest coolness instead of heat.
I wonder if they would notice if I took it?
Posted in Art, Business, decor, Humor, Travel
Tagged art, Business, cacti, cactus, desert, hotel, Humor, picture, print, San Antonio, travel. decor, weather
This was a crappy day.
I woke up to a vomiting dog. He’s feeling much better now, but it took a $400 vet visit to do the job.
My to-do list was repeatedly stymied by frustrating people and annoying road blocks.
And my evening dog walk, usually my stress reducer, was washed out — literally — by a cloud burst that left me and Rory sopping wet.
Yep, crappy was the word of the day. So this video really spoke to me.
…and puts a smile on my face! Great way to put this day to bed and start fresh tomorrow.
Posted in Business, Dogs, Health, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking, Weather, Youtube
Tagged babies, Business, children, cloud burst, crappy, crappy day, dog walk, Dogs, Health, Humor, life, poop faces, Relationships, road blocks, stress, to-do list, veterinarian, video, walking, weather, word of the day, Youtube
I have never worked for a company that practiced ‘Summer Fridays’ — ending the work day at noon or 1pm during the warmer months.
But today I worked witha company that celebrates Summer Fridays. And had drinks with a friend whose agency practices Summer Fridays.
I heartily approve.
Posted in Business, Commentary, Friends, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged attention, Business, commentary, drinks, friends, human resources, Humor, life, shorter work day, Summer Fridays, weather
Everyone is talking about the weather.
It doesn’t matter where you live — it’s snowing or icing, and the temps are dangerously low. Everyone is being told to stay indoors.
It’s for our own protection.
Yet in the midst of all this cold, a few bulbs can flourish in just a few inches of water.
In three days, I have watched them go from simple green stems to three visible blooms (and a hint of more to come).
Makes me believe that spring is more than just a groundhog’s shadowy promise.
Posted in gardening, Green, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged blooms, garden, green, hope, Humor, ice, life, promise, snow, spring, stems, temperatures, tulip bulbs, tulips, water, weather
Yesterday I made a special trip to the Newark Airport to conduct my in-person interview for TSA Pre.
It seemed like a good idea when I signed up a couple of weeks ago. Interviews are only conducted at Newark and JFK — not my usual LaGuardia — so I opted for Newark since I can get there easily enough by train.
Then the heavens opened up.
It was raining cats and dogs yesterday morning. The trains were all delayed. Even the tram at Newark was stopping and starting due to the weather.
So, needless to say, I was about seven minutes late for my interview, and the TSA doesn’t wait for anyone. They would only interview me if they had another ‘no-show.’ (Thankfully, that happened within 30 minutes.)
The interview itself took about five minutes, and I was approved — woo hoo! But if you see my ID, I won’t look happy about it.
The TSA doesn’t allow you to smile.
Posted in Airplanes, Humor, Life, Travel, Weather
Tagged airplanes, airports, approval, heavens opened up, Humor, interview, JFK airport, LaGuardia Airport, life, Newark Airport, no show, raining cats and dogs, short line, train, tram, Travel, travel delays, TSA, TSA Pre, weather, weather delays
It’s Hump Day!
But in Montana, apparently the wind was blowing kinda hard, and the locals thought they said…
Ski Jump Day
So now they have snow. On September 10th. And more on the way.
Man, that is early.
Listen more carefully, folks.
Posted in Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged clean out your ears, entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Hump Day, life, listen carefully, Montana, Ski Jump Day, snow, weather, wind
The supermoon appeared tonight.
It is responsible for the flood warnings here in Kentucky, so I can’t see it for the cloud cover. But my friend Karen had more luck…
Here is the supermoon over Michigan.
Do you think it looks 5-7 percent bigger than your average moon?
Compare and see! (Then let me know. I can’t see crap here.)
Posted in Education, Environment, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged clouds, education, environment, flood warning, Humor, life, moon, supermoon, tides, weather
This morning was grey and rainy, so I decided to go see Guardians of the Galaxy.
I didn’t think the trailer looked that interesting, but all the critics were singing its praises…and a few friends who attended the first showings loved it, too.
So, off I went.
If you love Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation and have been on the fence, go see it. This is a superhero film infused with his trademark sense of humor.
Bradley Cooper is also hilarious as the voice of the raccoon. And the talking tree, who can only speak four words, will become a favorite.
I have to admit, though, one of the most gut-wrenching movie moments in the theater today was seeing the trailer for Interstellar for the first time.
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Movies
Tagged Bradley Cooper, celebrities, Chris Pratt, comedy, commentary, entertainment, Guardians of the Galaxy, gut-wrenching, Humor, Interstellar, life, movie theater, movie trailer, Movies, Parks and Recreation, raccoon, rainy, reviews, science fiction, sense of humor, star gazing, superhero, talking tree, weather