Hmm, well.... so much for wintry doom. Although it did rain. Was there snow on Monday, even briefly? I know when I came home from work the road was damp. Damp, I tell you!!!
Of course, Meteorologist Ava Marie, Justin Berk, Meteorologist, Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams and the whole bloody rest of them were W-R-O-N-G WRONG. The "rain-snow line" moved further north than expected and "Winter Storm Nika" didn't bring us flakey-flake one.
But do we learn? No! Because already all over the social media everyone's going ga-ga for an "ice storm" forecast for Wednesday morning.
Well, I for one hope there is an ice storm. Why, so you all will stay home and order this t-shirt!!!
On to much more serious matters. Though the t-shirt is serious. That's money.
The details of the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death are becoming known. Looks as if Hoffman, in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, relapsed and in the course of his relapse overdosed.
What's really pissing me off in reading what some geniuses whose only known qualifications seem to be owning a Facebook and/or Twitter account, are calling Hoffman "weak" and "selfish" for relapsing and for dying as a result. Morons.
People in recovery are some of the strongest people I know. To paraphrase something from this article, the difference between an addict and someone obsessed with, say, Beanie Babies is that Beanie Babies can't kill you. But the addiction is every bit as damn unhealthy. And frankly, someone who marks out for Beanie Babies is damn sight more likely to buy the special version of Princess with the mother of pearl nose than an alcoholic or addict in recovery is to use a drug again.
Moreover, even in the horrible case of relapse, relapses don't always kill. They do lots of things, and could entail anything from a slight slip to a week-long bender. But they don't always kill. Or even, often kill.
OK, think my point's made on this one. Last thing I have for today.
It looked like Ken Ulman was good to go in terms of fundraising for the Brown-Ulamn ticket during the General Assembly session. Now, this post indicates that the State Board of Elections may be trying to claify things, and maybe rain on the Brown-Ulman parade.
So I read and attempted to understand the revised guidance. Wow, now I see how election law attorneys make a ton of money. And where I missed a calling.
Looks like the state Board is trying to say that if you're part of a ticket, your fundraising activities are as limited as whatever limits are placed on the most limited member of that ticket, and that said limitations are applicable to all relevant campaign accounts involving that ticket, involving slates and committees. Got it?
No? Well then, I wish you a simple National Thank a Mailman Day. My mother was a letter carrier in the HoCo for 26 years.
And let's be careful out there.