Dec 31, 2010
Let me clarify what it is I mean, because obviously being a Linsay Lohan in rehab is not the same as an actual human person in rehab.
Hooterville had cold temps and rain mixed with snow yesterday. The mountains got a couple of feet of snow and down here in the valley, we got flurries. Since our town is at 2600 feet in elevation, this is not a sign of the apocalypse.
Based upon the local media reporting, which I hasten to point out is, LIVE, LATE BREAKING and LOCAL!!!!!, one might have assumed that we were suffering under the same conditions as most of the Eastern US, buried in snow, with municipal workers all pissy and refusing to plow.
Our overnight low was about 25 or 26 degrees, which is as cold as it gets in these parts. In most of the country that is called winter weather. In Hooterville we are urged to, TUNE IN TO KOXX, CHANNEL 8, OFTEN FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS!!!!
(Insert clever segue here).
One of our star basketball players from our local university team, had a really good game yesterday. This despite having had two wisdom teeth pulled a week ago. According to the local press reports, he "manned up", "pulled through", overcame", "fought past" and some other stuff, to accomplish this grand feat.
I'm sure this was painful for the lad, but people get their wisdom teeth out every day. Not the same people everyday, of course, but different people everyday.
Way back in 1969, I got my wisdom teeth pulled on consecutive lunch hours. I was working on a utility line crew and didn't have sick leave, so my crew dropped me at the dentist and picked me up an hour later, mouth packed with gauze. Mine, not theirs.
Next day, same deal.
There must be a corollary to Maslow's hierarchy of needs here. When things are otherwise okay, we elevate the mundane to the dramatic. Or something.
Remember, there will be more than the usual number of drunken idiots on the road tonight. So be safe and log on to merlesneed.com for breaking updates.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky