Sunday, June 27, 2010

Let's All Freak Out!

After a rough recession, with the state of the current economy and deficit, things were getting depressing. But for the most part, people kept their heads together. Now with an uncontrollable oil gusher off Louisiana and possible hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, it appears that many have completely lost their minds.

Attempts to interject some sanity or realism to the situation does not help, a fact which frustrates me to no end. The entire ocean is dead, all of it, and a hurricane is going to blow us to Kingdom Come. OK, I can handle that, but why freak out?

Many years ago, Frank Zappa said the same things about people getting so upset, what with the hippie revolution, Vietnam, and weirdos who thought is was Armageddon. Gosh we made it through that easy enough, didn't we? If Frank Zappa was alive today he'd be horrified.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

photo credit: Melissa

That's a picture of the international surf camp on our beach, with lots of dads teaching kids how to surf on a beautiful Sunday, Father's Day. It's actually good the surf isn't roaring today, and I'm sure the kids had a great time.

The wife got me a pair of fancy surfer's board shorts, so maybe they're trying to tell me something? LOL, should be expecting some easterly swell maybe by mid-week. Whew, it's a little early for the Dog Days of summer.

After staring at that underwater oil leak on the blog, I decided it was time to get happy again. Funny, tourists are calling up businesses down here asking if the oil is bad - when that's like 400 miles away.

By the way, it's officially summer tomorrow morning, with the Summer Solstice at about 8:30 in the morning. Oh, and Happy father's Day too!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Just When Things Were Getting Better

I promise not to dwell on the heartache, tears, pollution, and busted lives because of the Deepwater Horizon blow-out. But gee, right when things seemed to be going OK, some recovery from the Great Recession, and a few good things coming out of Congress, this happens. The National Mood Indicator swung from nearly the middle about 50% to Zero.

I don't know if there's a way to cuss and discuss this boondoggle of major proportions in any constructive way. I blog with the environmentalists and they accuse me, and environmentalist by trade, of being a fool because I won't ban Big Oil today. I know better than trying to ban anything, but that's how ardent they are ... just as the fools who say "drill baby, drill baby now." Or something like that.

Perhaps some happier ideas will float into my head ... I will sat that Sam & Lori Days with all the birthdays and our anniversary was a wondrous great time, and I couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate it.