♫ Raindrops on roses … And whiskers on kittens … Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens ♪ … Brown paper packages tied up with strings … ♫ These are a few of my favorite … OH! … heh heh … Hi! Don’t mind me … just singing a bit of a tune while I whip up some goodies. You’re early!
So … did you guys have a great weekend? Mine? Oh, you know … quiet. I found time to do a bit of reading, a bit of writing, and Miss Goose and I dined on fish sticks and leftover crudités, and then had popcorn … the old-fashioned kind that you pop in a pan atop the stove, not the stuff you put in a machine and press a button. So, we’re back to the beginning of a new week, are we? If it’s anything like the last two, just shoot me now! But anyway, we will start it out with a smile and maybe even a laugh or two. I cannot guarantee what happens with the rest of the week, but for a short while we will forget the world outside and have fun. So grab a cuppa and a bit of something sweet and let’s go in search of fun!
A sand castle where???
From the annals of ‘Okay, but WHY???’ comes news that a 16-foot sand castle has been built in the middle of New York’s Rockefeller Center. The sand sculptor Ted Siebert and his team designed and assembled the structure between July 29th and August 3rd, and it is expected to be on display through September 7th. The name of the exhibit is, predictably, Sand and Surf. Perhaps Mother Nature has other plans, though, for I cannot imagine the castle surviving a major rainstorm!
A dummy has been arrested!
Police in Lone Peak, Utah, have arrested a dummy named Fred. No, not a Trump supporter … well, come to think of it, I don’t know if he is or isn’t … but a Charlie McCarthy sort of dummy. See for yourself …Turns out a group of juveniles dressed the dummy, placed it in the middle of Alpine road, then hid in some nearby bushes waiting to have a bit of fun watching the expressions of motorists who came across the ‘body’. One officer posted on Facebook …I was surprised by how many readers commented that they had done the same or similar pranks when they were teens. And I thought I was bad as a teen!
Another slow-speed chase …
You remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you of the slow-speed chase of a turtle by a sheriff’s deputy in Florida? Well today I have another for you!
An unidentified man was trying to abscond with a motorized shopping cart from a Wal-Mart in Summerville, South Carolina. Unfortunately for the man, the battery began going dead on the shopping cart, so he was using his feet to push it as the police car followed behind. Take a look …
Police returned the scooter to the Wal-Mart store, where management declined to press charges.
A shocking encounter …
Imagine Jake Collier’s surprise when he was visiting his in-laws in Melbourne Beach, Florida, last week and out of the clear blue, a snake dropped from a banana tree onto his arm! Now, I don’t mind snakes, but to have one drop out of the blue onto any part of my body would likely result in permenant heart failure for me, and maybe for the snake too!
Ol’ Jake is fine, though he says he didn’t know whether the snake had bitten him, so he called paramedics just to be sure. Um … hello, Jake? You would have known if it had bitten you, for there would have been puncture marks? Wimp. It’s sad, though, that the property owners, Jake’s in-laws, decided to cut down the banana tree.
“If it’s going to become a hazard where a snake can jump out at you, I think it’s a good idea to take it down. My arm hasn’t turned black or blue or fallen off yet, so it’s OK.” Sheesh.
They stole a what???
Last week, it was some damn fools trying to steal an aquarium and get away with it on the back of a motorcycle. This week it’s two men trying to steal a shark from an aquarium! I wonder if there’s a connection?
It happened in San Antonio, Texas, when two not-very-bright men were captured on surveillance video stealing a shark and hiding it in a baby stroller. The footage shows one of the men standing over an open-top aquarium and grabbing the 1.5-foot-long horn shark out of the water with his hands. He then appears to nod to the other, who’s holding a bag, and the two leave.
Leon Valley Police Chief Joseph Salvaggio said the pair put the shark into the bag and then a bucket hidden inside a baby stroller. An employee of the aquarium saw what was happening and immediately reported to management, who followed the men to their truck and asked to search the vehicle, but the men refused and left. Still not too bright, they didn’t realize that their license plate would lead police to them almost immediately, fortunately for the shark.The shark was recovered in good health, as police said the suspects had experience with marine animals and placed the shark in a proper environment. The shark was returned to the aquarium. The suspects face felony charges for theft.
We really, really need to work on upgrading our education system, for people seem to be getting dumber by the day!
Full of hot air …
On Saturday, 28 July, was the 36th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in association with PNC Bank at Solberg Airport in Readington, N.J. The event is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, and I thought you might like to see just a few pictures of the more interesting entries.
And on that note, I hope you are leaving with a smile that you can share with co-workers, friends, or just a stranger you pass by who looks like they need one. Have a safe and wonderful week, my dear friends! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!