Monday, January 14, 2008

Global Weirding

Saying for the day: Everything an expert tells you isn't necessarily true.

Last week all the snow in my backyard had melted and most of the snow in my front yard. The grass even looked green. The dog was digging up old bones so the ground was no longer frozen. Today you can’t see the back yards or the back steps because of the snow. Yesterday we had to have Curtis blow out our driveway there was so much snow.
This isn’t global warming this is global weirding.
While scientist and politicians fight over global warming the weather is just plain weird.
Some years back there was a theory that since weather patterns were determined by upper air flow if something disturbed those patterns you changed the weather. What scientists saw then as changing the pattern wasn’t CO2 but cities, big cities. They were talking about New York, Chicago, Denver, Dallas etc. These cities replaced trees and ground with concrete and tar. They heated the air above them. They changed the upper air patterns.
Why aren’t we hearing about that theory any more?
I think there are two reasons.
1. We can’t change it. We can’t get rid of London or Detroit or New York.
2. Politicians would have to come up with ways to live with it. That would cost money. Better to cry CO2 and make other people pay even if the cures don’t work.
Day by day I am more and more convinced that we live in a time of global weirding. Why day after tomorrow I may be able to go swimming.

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal . Pigeon Falls is one happy town today. The Packers won and Dallas lost and all is right with the world. The Lutherans are extra happy because they got real saffron buns at church yesterday along with really great coffee. Petrovich’s driblet, talk of moving trees have all been pushed aside. The town is now looking forward to next Sunday’s game in the Holy City, Green Bay.
The Lutherans also made a deal with Nancy. They would provide fresh saffron buns every day until Nancy returns and all the money from the sale will go to world hunger. This way everybody wins.
There are, of course, a couple of unhappy people in all this. The Bellingers moved to Pigeon Falls from Texas and they were cheering for Dallas. Of course they didn’t tell anybody and they didn’t attend any parties. At the end of the game they thought they had a chance . After that last missed pass Mrs. Bellinger sat down and cried. It’s hard to watch your team lose that way.
Roger Stir, the insurance guy, is extra happy. He has managed to wrangle two tickets to next Sunday’s game. He and his son Oscar will drive down the day before and stay at one of those way overpriced motels. What more can one ask in life than to be able to sit in Lambeau field , the cathedral of Packer worship , and watch a championship game.
People are even praying that it will snow that day because the Packers play better in snow.

Today's Link-A Not So Desperate Housewife-If you have an interest in scrap booking this is for you.
A good day. Breathing was good. We addressed and packed the items that sold on eBay on Saturday. They will go to the Post office in the morning with the items that sold today. I spent most of the day in the basement putting together the next set of items for eBay. Betty worked on the upper part of her town and put in street lights. It is starting to really look sharp.Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Rebecca said...

Thanks for the link!

5:53 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Holy City, Cathedral of Packer worship. Yep. Spot on.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Nea said...

Going swimming? Get in quick and get out quick and you won't turn into a popsicle......

Global wierding is day it is 72 here, today it is 30.....

6:08 AM  
Anonymous AtomiK Kitten said...

I have a cartoon of Family Circus on my ice box of the little boy outside all bundled up and he says, "When is that global warming scheduled to kick in?"

It was in the 60s and 70s here last week - we are expecting snow on Wednesday.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

We had high sixties last week and got rid of most of our snow. Today we have high 20's and the ground is once again covered with snow.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Nessa said...

We went swimming in the ocean off of NJ in January of 1972.

I bet it's me though, with my flapping wings.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Dr. John -- ask O'Ceallaigh about global warming -- and global weirding.

8:02 PM  

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