Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Lots of graduations are happening across the country and the outlook for many of those graduates, at least in the job market, is not promising. However, I did go out of my way to try and cheer at least one of them up. I went into McDonald’s the other day and I saw a local college grad that I know, and I told him that I was very proud of him ...you know, getting his Masters in Physics and all. He smiled so hard little tears formed on the edge of his eyelids; made those fries taste even better. LOL [You know I am only joking.]
On another front, I assume everyone has heard of the Great Red Spot…no not the one you got on your face before the big prom dance...the giant long-lasting storm on Jupiter. This monster storm that has been going on for hundred’s of years and based on recent images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA reports that this red dot has been shrinking at an amazing rate. It is narrowing by over 580 miles a year, much faster than before. In the 1800s the red spot was an elongated oval 25,500 miles wide…now it is only 10,250 miles across. After hearing this report Al Gore immediately tweeted, “Look! Man-made climate change is even affecting the climate on other planets in our solar system! I told you this would happen!” Then, to just bring things back down to earth, I finally got my car put back together...at least the radio/disc player which stopped playing the last time my mechanic worked on my car. They bought a used one and installed it, but not without a bit of surprise when they opened the dash. Inside was a very big mouse nest. Yes, some country mice decided to take up residence inside the dash and were using strips of the napkins I kept in the car to line their little retreat. Now, I know mice will take up residence in cars that sit around unused, but my car is used on a daily basis, so they must have just came home at night to bed down after a long day running around the countryside. I immediately put a double dose of welcome-home mouse food in the garage for my little furry friends. No one rides for free unless it is Max.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Middle Age - When you want to see how long your car will last instead of how fast it will go.” [Yep..I am closing in on 200,000 miles]
“I’m sorry,” said the clerk in the flower shop, “we don’t have potted geraniums. Could you use African violets instead?” Replied the customer sadly, “No, it was geraniums my wife told me to water while she was gone.”
That is all I have for today. As always, be good, play safe, and remember those poor polar bears on Jupiter 20 years from now.
JR and Max