Saturday, 10/03/09, Public Square

windDid you see Oklahoma fly by yesterday?  WOW, what horrible wind!  Ya know that little ditty that includes the lyrics, “where the skies are not cloudy all day”?   This kind of wind changes the skies often — sending the current sky on its way and blowing in a new one!

Do you have a big weekend planned?



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19 responses to “Saturday, 10/03/09, Public Square

  1. Is that photo of a face on the back fence of fnord’s house? Me thinks it might be…

  2. PrairiePond

    I had to get up early today to burn trash before the wind started up again. I’ve had several wind free days to do it, but just kind of put it on the back of the list “to do”. So… now that the wind has been HOWLING, the trash burner is filled to overflowing and MUST be burned before I can carry out more trash.

    I miss the garbage man in Austin. Gee, he just came and hauled it away for a small monthly fee.

    Sigh. Living in the country. Self sufficiency isnt all it’s cracked up to be.

    And this afternoon, I’m mowing for, oh, six or seven hours.

    Remind me again why I live here…..

  3. PrairiePond

    Oh yeah, and it froze here last night. Buh-bye tomatoes, cukes, peppers, etc. Hello canned peaches. I’ll probably be inundated with last minute produce from my pals. Hee hee hee. I’ll have to lock my car doors so no one puts veggies in it when I’m not looking!

    On the other hand about living here….

    Fnord (and p mom if you are reading here) Castle Rock is GLOWING in the morning sunrise light. It’s just bright white today. I wish you were here. I bet the sunrise at Cedar Bluff was gorgeous too. I know it was on the Downer Creek bluffs as well.

    The moon was a huge orange ball in the west when I got up this morning, and last night, it was so bright that when I went to bed, I had to get up and check if I left the yardlight on. No kidding.

    And Summer had a big early morning run in the cool grass while I was burning trash. And that was after she had her breakfast with a fresh egg on top.

    In my next life, I want to be my dog…

    • In my next life, I want to be your dog.

    • Bad Biker

      I was a dog in a previous life, unfortunately I was a bad dog (jeez, there’s a surprise) so now I am back to being a human.

      I promise (raises right hand) next time around I’ll be a good dog!

      • tosmarttobegop

        I am sorry to hear of your demotion Biker, but on the bright side it might give you incentive to live a good life as a human being. It all up from here!

  4. ‘You are being shagged by a rare parrot’

  5. PrairiePond

    HA! Monkeyhawk. That can be arranged. I have an extra leash…. *WEG*

  6. My cousin Cindy, an RN, offers these tips she was taught in a training class at the hospital where she works:

    H1N1, like other Influenza A viruses, only infects the upper respiratory tract and proliferates (only) there. The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth / throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it’s almost impossible not to come into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

    While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps:

    1. Frequent hand-washing.

    2. “Hands-off-the-face” approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

    3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don’t trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat / nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don’t underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

    4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.

    5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

    6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

    All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside public hospitals.

  7. I dunno if anyone else likes baseball. If you don’t, I hope I owe you money.

    But at 3:oo o’clock Zack Greinke will be pitching his final game of the season for the Kansas City Roylz.

    I’m not that big a sports fan, but the time I saw Gretzky play hockey was stunning. And the night I saw Michael Jordan play basketball put my heart in my throat. And I weep when I hear Joshua Bell play the fiddle.

    I have a pretty good instinct for excellence even though I rarely achieve it.

    I have a slab of ribs festering into supper which will come about the 8th inning or so. So there will be a distraction.

    But check it out if you’re so inclined.

  8. jammer5

    How many are planning to see Moore’s Capitalism? Maybe a bunch of us could all get together and see it?