Now I sit me down to blog
The day is done, I'll have a nog
The first one warms, the second heats
My wit looks writ by Sir John Keats....
(original poem by your blogger, may be reproduced with attribution)
Actually, that should have read "...by Rabbie Burns", but then I wouldn't have busted a rhyme, would've I?
Ah, yes, Whisky Blogging, here's to it....experience is the Great Teacher, but tonight, Teacher's is the great teacher.
The wind's died off, the rain is simple showers, and the rain gage reads north of 4" for the storm, but it WAS quite the Fall blow, and now, freshet. We don't even have a name to call the storm by...
The Rivrsis lives on the Coast Fork of the Willamette River, some 140 miles South of here (upstream), and her Rivr is dam-controlled just two miles above her property, but still, the control reservoir got too full, so this is the result: it will have to be lowered, at near max flow rate, for almost all of next week. Her property will partly flood, but it does so frequently. Note that the reservoir filled ten feet in 24 hours, and is forecast to fill ten more! Acre-feet in this lake have increased from 30,000 to over 70,000. Yep, that's a bunch of rain.
From weather to politics, without so much as a by-your-leave. Too bad.
The conservative blatherers are full of the blame-game now. Hindsight is always 20-20 for this crowd, and this election is no different. All of us conz failed to appreciate the potential voting impact of the entitlement society, so appropriately called "moochers" by Ayn Rand, and my sobriquet is "the gimme-gimme class", or just "gimmes". Hell, some of these oh-so-prescient conservatives would lump ME in the Gimme class, because at age 69, I exist on two Government pensions plus Sociable Securidad. They would be wrong, I earned all these pension dollars, and loaned them to the two gummints involved, and the same with my Sociable Screwiness Account, which had over $200K of MY direct contributions over 46 years in it when I retired, and with interest, probably close to a $Million. At that rate, my piddly little $18.5K/yr draw on it should be good for my lifetime, several times over. Your mileage may vary, of course, but I have long-range precision rifles...hands off MY money!
Again, no segue: over to Eye Candy, click here. Yep, dress for success, and those ladies look VERY successful.
Sort-of segue: On to some more eye-candy, but it comes with a steering wheel. Danica Patrick is single again, having ditched her hub of seven years. Rumors will fly now about who she "trades paint" with...
Okay! Enough. time to go down and rustle up some grits.