Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Turn Me Loose!, Cold Reality, -and- Bad Hair Day

Turn Me Loose! - grandmother kidnaps washing machine repairman
Cold Reality - 5-ton ice sculpture of Al Gore unveiled in Alaska
Bad Hair Day - woman hits man on scooter, drives to salon

On this day in history: January 20, 1998 - Nepalese police seized a shipment of 272 human skulls in Kathmandu, stashed atop a bus, apparently destined for sale to tourists as curios.

Born on this day in history: January 20, 1930 - Buzz Aldrin (1930 - ) Born in Montclair, NJ, astronaut Buzz Aldrin trained at West Point and set a record by walking in space for more than five hours during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966. During the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, Aldrin was the second man to set foot on the Moon.

Scripture of the Day: You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. - Romans 5:6-7

Video of the Day: Bike Drifting - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while strolling through a local park yesterday afternoon. Click to enlarge.

The beautiful, spring-like weather we have enjoyed for the last 10 days or so is ending, it would seem: This morning, it was 39° as I drove to the office at 7 AM, and the forecast is for a high today of 68°. While that may not sound cryogenic, I must add that tomorrow's high is forecast to be 61°, and Thursday's high is forecast to be 58°! Additionally, there is a possibility of rain on Thursday!

California needs rain, however, so let it rain! I shall survive. I do prefer, however, that it does not rain on weekends!