Thursday, February 05, 2009

Fighting Back, Armed and Dangerous, -and- Don't Forget to Floss!

Fighting Back - angry clerk mops up shoplifters
Armed and Dangerous - man files suit following curbside strip search
Don't Forget to Floss! - man pulls out 13 of his own teeth with pliars

On this day in history: February 5, 1979 - Woodrow Bussey files suit against the Adolf Coors Brewing Company for failing to warn him that their product, Coors Beer, is an intoxicating beverage.

Born on this day in history: February 5, 1962 - Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962-) Actress. Born Jennifer Leigh Morrow on February 5, 1962 in Los Angeles. The daughter of actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner, Leigh became interested in acting at a young age.

Scripture of the Day: Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. - 1 John 4:11

Video of the Day: Catfish Noodling - submitted by Darin

I encountered this scene while passing the park this morning. This little girl needs to learn how to control her temper! Click to enlarge.

Rain? The weather forecasts all indicate there will be rain today and tomorrow and the possibility of thundershowers tomorrow. They show clear skies and sunshine for Saturday and mostly sunny on Sunday, with a slight chance of showers. California really needs rain. Lakes, rivers, streams, and creeks are all dangerously low, and water will become a premium if we do not get rain soon. I realize this, of course, and I hope that the forecasters are correct. Nonetheless, I certainly enjoyed those sunny, warm days we enjoyed last week!

Zeus: My cat, Zeus, is undergoing a transmogrification: Traditionally, he has vehemently opposed being held and would never deign to nestle in one's lap. Of late, however, he has become greatly accepting of being held and purrs with great abandon while being petted. He has taken to climbing into our laps and spending long periods of time there. We would never have imagined this of Zeus. He has eschewed such behavior for many years. He is truly a changed kitty!

Zeus and Thor: Zeus and Thor (Laura's cat) traditionally showed no interest in milk whatever. In the nearly 7 years that they have lived with us, they have been offered saucers of milk several times, and never have they done more than briefly taste it and walk away. For the last several weeks, however, both Zeus and Thor have been enjoying daily saucers of milk. They lap greedily at the milk and do not complete this procedure until the saucer is empty. They are truly changed kitties!

Zeus has ambitions: Zeus is an ambitious cat. He often comes to me with ideas that he proposes and seems fully sincere regarding the execution of these ideas. This morning, he told me he had decided that he wished to move to Beverly Hills and become a street vendor, selling maps to the stars' homes. I will not encourage him in this endeavor, since I do not believe he is prepared to address life as an outdoor cat. Nonetheless, I do not dissuade him from expressing his ambitions.