Friday, July 20, 2007


This is what we "inherit" come every Monday: A kid that's crapped out tired and often sick from a weekend of too much running around and no sleep. Dare we say anything? Not without severe repercussions. Such is the plight of grandparents. You'll be there one day if you're not already.
By Thursday Grace was rested, somewhat over a summer cold and ready for dress up. It was time to pull the Tinkerbell costume out of the closet, put it on and ask Grammy to tie a special ribbon in her hair. Four days later she was a completely different kid - the regular Gracie not the pooped out tired Gracie.
The wife made another special potato salad this week. I'll have to mash it up a bit in order to make a potato salad sandwich. Great stuff.
And in this third week of July it rained an inch and a quarter in Cow Town. During a season where one hundred plus temperatures rule the day, rain is virtually unheard of. Should we thank China or curse at them?

Why, you ask? Today's Wall Street Journal: "Huge Dust Plumes From China Cause Changes in Climate - - An outpouring of dust layered with man-man sulfates, smog, industrial fumes, carbon grit and nitrates is crossing the Pacific Ocean on prevailing winds from booming Asian economies in plumes so vast they alter the climate. The rivers of polluted air can be wider than the Amazon and deeper than the Grand Canyon. On some days, almost a third of the air over Los Angeles and San Francisco can be traced directly to Asia." The article goes on to substantiate why the plumes of dust are affecting the world's climate.

For more, check out the front page of the B section of the 7/20/07 edition of the WSJ.

Time for errands and a Friday lunch out somewhere nice. A nice juicy taco is sounding pretty good. Happy weekend.

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twilite said...

Hi bob! Nice photo of your granddaughter in winged costume matching the heart-shaped lunchbox!

Why are you digging at China huh?

Bob said...

I'm digging at China because it is clear that their acorss the board industrial practices are changing the world's climate and polluting the air. China is not what we would call an ecological friendly country. Check the article in the WSJ for details that are research based on this subject.

On a lighter subject, Lea, glad you liked the grandchild's picture. She is, obviously, the apple of my eye.

Sexy Duet said...

Grace is just gorgeous, she looks so much like her daddy.

I bet she is still a little angel even if she is a bit tired and grumpy.


Bob said...

Ms. SD: Grace is ever more like her grandmother - it's like two peas in a pod.

twilite said...

Bob, I was teasing you then. I'd do the same some other time perhaps. Like the green plants after a shower rain or a shower, shower?

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