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Updated: 03/30/09

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Monday, 30 March, 2009

Yesterday evening, it was unusually warm. Mid-70s, feeling even warmer than when I was outside earlier in the day taking a few pictures of the cherry blossoms in our yard:

Cherry blossoms

In honor of the warmth that we have not felt here since, oh, October, Gary decided to break out the grill for dinner. He put the (lovely) filet on the grill and let it work its magic.

About 7:15, I heard a strange noise. A few seconds later, I heard it again - thunder. The sky grew dark and it sounded as if people were running across our roof. When I looked in the yard, it was hailing! Along with torrential rain, it hailed for about fifteen minutes, leaving the yard covered in marble-sized hail. Then it sounded like someone literally shut off the water - it just stopped completely and the sky cleared.

[I thought March was supposed to go out like a lamb?]

I'm not sure why it is, but everytime the Administration opens its collective mouth to announce some new policy about the economy, I keep picturing this:

America, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat

Bullwinkle: Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Rocky: Again?? That trick never works.

Bullwinkle: This time for sure.


Rocky: Wrong hat!

This week, I think the lion's name is "GM".

[As Glenn Reynolds frequently says these days, "The country is in the best of hands."]

Quote du jour:

"Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing 'Embraceable You' in spats."

Woody Allen (1935 - ____) US comedian, actor, film director

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