Did you notice how nice the weather has been in Arizona for the last week or so? And do you know why that is? Because I’m not there anymore! And when I left, I took all of the bad weather with me. You’re welcome!
Alabama, on the other hand, is about to get slammed. It was cold when we got into Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, damn cold by Tuesday evening, it rained all that night, big storms are headed our way today with the possibility of random tornados tonight, and the news just said there is a possibility of snow here on Friday. Yes, Nick is in Alabama.
I’ve never been a real paranoid man. I don’t think the government is out to get me because they’re too busy making themselves rich at the taxpayers’ expense. I outlived one ex-wife and the other one is too busy making some other man miserable to bother with me anymore. And just because someone gives me the evil eye at a traffic light doesn’t mean I think he is going to run me off the road. But I do think the weatherman has it in for me. For weeks a place can be a balmy 70° with the sun shining, and when I arrive it suddenly turns cold and stormy. Gentle breezes that barely ruffle the palm fronds suddenly turning into hurricane-force winds at my approach. And lightning bugs run away just before golf ball size hail rains down upon me. What other explanation can there be?
But it’s all worth it because we are spending a week here visiting my son Travis and his pretty wife Geli. We’ve had a good time talking, getting to know their critters, and last night we went out to a very good dinner at Mr. Chen’s, a combination Chinese restaurant and grocery store, where Miss Terry got some things she’s been looking for for a while. Terry and Geli have been having fun comparing how much Travis and I have in common, from our profiles to our habits and personality traits.
If we get a break in the weather tomorrow I’ll let Travis try his hand at flying my Phantom drone. Last year I gave him a UDI U818A quadcopter, which is a great entry level unit, but I think he’ll find the Phantom is a completely different game. When we were at the Colorado River Thousand Trails preserve in Columbus, Texas last week I let my buddy Greg White try it, and he was really impressed. Here is his blog about it, complete with a You Tube video.
It’s Thursday, and you know what that means. It’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Fomorian Earth: Star Borne: 1 by my friend Sharon Delarose. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – If I make you breakfast in bed, just say “thank you” and don’t start with all of those “who are you and how did you get in my house” questions.