Monday, 15 September 2008

Monday 15 September

Grey and wet today. A mild rain has been falling all day, otherwise it's not too bad temperaturewise. I gather the mid west of the USA got a lashing from the combined remnants of tropical storm Lowell (from the East Pacific) and hurricane Ike. Louisville KY reported a gust of 75 mph, that's actually hurricane force. The weather charts now show the depression, all that remains of Ike, over eastern Canada. It will then deepen substantially and move into the Denmark Strait, east of Greenland.

I was surprised to note that Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has accepted his rival Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister. However, with the dire state that their country is in, there was not really an alternative. We shall see how this works out.

If you have an emergency in the UK, you dial 999. Like when your life is in danger. Not when your bunny doesn't have the floppy ears that were promised in the news paper advert you bought the creature from.


  1. I am glad to see the handshake in Zimbabwe...We must continue to pray that these poor peole can now get some respect bac.  We have had a dry day here and even this afternoon some sunshine...getting a lot colder in the evenings though.  Love  Sybil x

    A Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl.. Although his English was far from perfect they got along very well One day he rushed into a lawyer's office and asked him if he could arrange a divorce for him. The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances. He asked him the following questions:

    Have you any grounds?
    Yes, an acre and half and nice little home.

    No, I mean what is the foundation of this case?
    It made of concrete.

    I don't think you understand.  Does either of you have a real grudge?
    No, we have carport, and not need one.

    I mean. What are your relations like?
    All my relations still in Poland .

    Is there any infidelity in your marriage?
    We have hi-fidelity stereo and good DVD player.

    Does your wife beat you up?
    No, I always up before her.

    Is your wife a nagger?
    No, she white.

    Why do you want this divorce?
    She going to kill me.

    What makes you think that?
    I got proof.

    What kind of proof?
    She going to poison me.  She buy a bottle at drugstore and put on shelf in bathroom.  I can read, and it say: 'Polish Remover'

  2. That bunny story and others would be funny if it were not for the fact that someone could by dying whilst these idiots are wasting police time.

  3. It was overcast here this morning after two days of rain AND a tornado touching down on Sunday afternoon two blocks from this apartment!!! But this afternoon the sun is shining and it looks to be a beautiful week. I was glad to see the offer of acceptance in Zimbabwe, but will admit to remaining very skeptical....we shall now watch to see how it unfolds.
    That bunny story....unreal. Those same idiots would be the first ones filing a law suit if help didn't get to them ASAP if they had a real emergency....ya know?

    Pooh Hugs,

  4. Goodness, you would think people would know better.  I had to chuckle at the lady calling because she was splashed!!  Geesh.

  5. Good grief!  I think that here in the US you can be fined for using the 911 emergency service for things like that.