First off, it looks like Zack and I have to apply for a construction permit to build an arc, since it’s raining again. As if nearly 16 inches of rain last month wasn’t enough! It looks like Friday will be clear, but every other day: fog, rain, and grey skies. At least it isn’t cold. The temperatures are in the 60’s. If anybody has any sunshine to send, please do!
Yesterday was Election Day, and we voted on –nothing. That’s right, the precincts weren't open in our area because there was nothing to vote on. We’re that boring in the woods! The neighboring city had a hotly contested Mayoral election but alas, Oliver Queen wasn't elected and won't be saving THAT city. Everybody's focused on next year. All of this debating, and the actual voting doesn’t happen for another year! Primaries are still nearly 4 months away (our primaries are in late February). Aww geeze, that means we still have to listen to these talking heads bicker for ONE MORE YEAR! Do they make earplugs for conures? Maybe mommy can make me and Zack a tiny pair of earmuffs.
I’m sure you all heard about the bru-ha-ha at Spring Valley High School about the school resource officer that drug the student out of class last week. What a hatemongering mess that’s been. It’s not even in our county, but it’s all we see on the local news. Now there’s debate on whether the SRO should have been fired, because he shouldn’t have been called in the room in the first place. The entire situation was handled wrong. The parronts said it’s sad. They remember the days when you didn’t need an SRO in the school because the paddle behind the teacher’s desk served as attitude adjuster and butt reformer. And by the way, the parents were always on the teacher’s side back then too, so you’re butt would get another reformation when you got home. Now they need police officers in the school because nobody’s allowed to do anything, and even then the officer is wrong if they do anything but drive their golf cart around campus. How times have changed. It makes me glad to be a bird.
In other news, last week also taught us that red meat is as bad as smoking. Really? Humanity has been feasting on cow for how many millennia and NOW you decide it’s worse than smoking? I find that hard to believe. Zack and I think this is a conspiracy to drive pork, chicken and fish sales. I think it’s going to be like eggs – good for you one week, bad the next. Did we ever settle that debate? It doesn’t matter. We still love steak, roast, and a good burger and fries every now and then! Truth is, 100% of people die, so being alive is a risk factor. Your best bet is not to be born so you can’t die (did your brain blow up yet?). Then nothing can kill you because you don’t exist. Wow. That that sounds like a cross of the Book of Ecclesiastes in The Bible and science fiction. Can you exist and not exist? Mommy’s the writer, so I’ll let her ponder that one.
In closing, how’s it going with Standard Time? Zack and I aren’t huge fans of the shorter days, but we’re glad the sun is coming up earlier. It makes it easier to wake up in the mornings. Problem is, it’s been cloudy and raining since the time change, so we haven’t seen the sun since Saturday anyway. Not a win-win happening here.
Thanks for joining me for another edition of Chatter With Chloe. Take care, and have a great week.