This and That…

That time you sent a blast family text hey, will the last person who used my car please return the umbrella to the seat pocket THEN you found the umbrella tucked in the bottom of your pocketbook. Never mind.

When the new rug pad arrived and the stench from the toxicity of the plastic was so strong it had to spend the night outside to air out. What is in these pads?

This was NOT a woman driver.

A spectacular photo from EarthImage in Florida, sent during Rosh Hashanah, wishing everyone a Happy 5777.

This morning the blackbirds were out in full force, creepily flying in huge swooshes from tree to tree, then sitting in the trees by the hundreds, literally hundreds, singing to each other. I missed the photo op of the mega flying bird swoosh flying from the back of the house to front but it was eerie enough for me to step back inside.  Here’s footage of the sound….

WordPress has offered a banner or something to tell readers to vote. I clicked yes, but I don’t see it anywhere. Do you all and I can’t?


In other news of the day, my mother is retaking her eye exam to renew her license. She got new glasses so she’s confident she’ll pass. I have not asked her what she will do if she fails. I’ll cross that bridge later.

Finally, what I think should be the lead story everywhere but isn’t getting much press, the US government has given up control of the internet. Should I be outraged or unconcerned? I don’t know.

Saturday, October 1, marked a historic day for the internet. The U.S. government finally handed over control of the world wide web’s “phonebook” to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) after almost 20 years of transition. The ICANN, a nonprofit organization composed of stakeholders from government organizations, members of private companies, and internet users from all over the world, now has direct control over the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), the body that manages the web’s domain name system (DNS).

Prior to the handover, ICANN already managed IANA, but the U.S. Department of Commerce, through the U.S. National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), had ultimate authority over any decisions that ICANN made. This meant that the U.S. government could overrule any resolution made by the latter.


Happy Thursday and for my Florida readers, even Peter in Miami who might be safe from the brunt of Matthew, stay safe.

7 thoughts on “This and That…

  1. there’s a pop up in the bottom right corner of the blog asking us of we are registered to vote. I think you can do without that annoyance. your readers are smart enough to be registered.

    1. Thanks. I’m seeing it now that I opened the blog as you all do. I was in the admin view and didn’t see it. Yeh, I think you are right. My readers are smart.

  2. I have a son-in-law who used to work in one of those big re-insurance companies that re-located off-shore to Bermuda. But I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the insurance and re-insurance industries for their happy 10 years of no Florida hurricanes, and all the money you took from us.

    It’s payback time. Buckle Up Florida.

      1. Not letting a natural disaster go to waste, the Clinton campaign bought ad time on the Weather Channel.

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