Hot

Alright, people. Listen up.

The weather forecast sez it’s gonna be hot (go figure) the next few days with highs in the 97F-99F range.

Men need to make sure to take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.

Wimmins need to wear less clothing and spend some extra time near the refrigerator.

So’s they can fetch more beer & sammiches.

air conditioning

Smart Diplomacy

Five years into the reign of Bronco the Buff, we see the wonderful results of Smart Diplomacy and how the rest of the world now respects us more because we are sensitive to their needs and we are no longer inflicting our views upon them in an aggressive manner with great vigor.

US to Hong Kong/China: Could you please send the running dog Snowden back to us? Pretty please?

China: Umm, we needed the request in triplicate. Didn’t you read the instructions?

Secretary of State Kerry: Please respect us and our needs. We need you to return the Snowden character to us or our close friendship will be harmed.

Russia: What? Are you some kind of little pansy-boy? You should be happy we have not slapped you like the wh0re you are.

US State Department: Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh! Nobody is listening to us.

Ecuador: The Snowden can sleep on our couch if he wants. I mean, who believes that The Bronco would actually collect enough cojones to actually come down here and do anything. Puleeeeeeze.

We’ll be fine.

Really.

Uisge Beatha

Some of us don’t actually need reasons to partake of the water of life. For those of you who are a little more reluctant, I offer this as a service.

A sample:

4. Whiskey can help prevent cancer.

5. Drinking whiskey can lower your risk of having a stroke.

9. Winston Churchill drank whiskey and water for breakfast…and lead a nation through World War II. [and Winston was a real mensch]

14. There are over 5,000 types of single-malt whiskey, and they’re not going to try themselves. [I own at least 30 at last count and they are all exquisite]

There are 18 other reasons (at least).

Whether your chose tipple is Hebridean mouthwash, Kentucky Bourbon, Tennessee Rye, Canadian, Irish, Japanese, or some other essence of malted grain, you can surely find something that fits your taste.

I’ll leave you with a pearl of wisdom from a truly great American:

Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.
— Samuel L. Clemons

partial h/t texpat

Friday “Almost the Weekend” Open Comments

Well, I’ve been busier than the proverbial one-armed paperhanger, and it ain’t slowing down any time soon. I’ll be making a run with boxes full of stuff to LovAB’s new home, and again tomorrow. Today, I have to take some things by the church for its rummage sale next weekend, and go see my mother to take some things to her and pick up her dirty clothes.

Mother-in-law comes home today, and at least for this week, someone else is available to help her. That gives me time to help Lovely with stuff. I’m sure I’ll be making another trip or two to their new home. I still have stuff in her old room, and things I’ve bought for the baby…aw, shucks, it’s another excuse to see them both again.

Somewhere in there I have to get my some work done.

So, I throw open the door and invite y’all in. What are you planning on doing this weekend?