December 23, 2011
While I gather my wits for a more substantial post, please enjoy this edition of “Headlines that should be from the Onion, but are not.”
“Despite careful calculations, the world does not end.” –New York Times, 5/21/11
“City strewn with perverts.” –AMNY, 6/15/11 (I know the situation isn’t funny, but the imagery is.)
“Girls Meet Bieber in Meeting Brokered by President Obama.” –gawker.com, 6/27/11
“China admits officials cannot levitate.” –New York Times, 6/30/11
“Cowboy monks quit the cattle business.” –New York Times, 8/14/11
“Bisexual men do exist, study finds.” –New York Times, 8/21/11
“Why do college students love getting wasted?” –Salon.com, 8/29/11
“Do we really need a national weather service?” –foxnews.com, 8/27/11 (i.e., the weekend of Hurricane Irene, which swiped the entire east coast of the United States from the Carolinas to Massachusetts and Vermont. Yeah.)
“White House Says No Evidence of Extra-Terrestrials.” –AP, 11/7/11
“Rick Perry fails to remember what agency he’d get rid of in GOP debates.” –cbsnews.com, 11/9/11
“Starbucks toilet mutiny exposes reliance.” –New York Times, 11/22/11
August 30, 2011
The storm seemed to be over by late afternoon on Sunday, but power still hadn’t returned. We’d had rehearsal as planned the day of Hurricane Irene despite the lack of a music source or coffee. That evening, the company members were creatively assembling an elegant dinner for eight out of cold leftovers, in a dark farmhouse kitchen by candlelight, and I was out on the back porch snapping pictures of the sky after the hurricane.
A couple of us were chatting when I spotted the rainbow through the trees and we all dashed for our shoes and cameras to run out to the neighboring field for a better view.
The morning after the storm….