Monday, February 06, 2012


The other day while driving back from our failed attempt to find the AT&T Service Center, I asked Robb to stop so I could get a picture of the new bus shelters being installed by the city of Fort La De Da. You should notice one thing immediately.....there are no seats. Another thing which you may, or may not, be able to discern, is that there is a solar panel on the top. I'm not certain, but it's a safe guess that those are for the ads that are to be fed electronically to the shelters (You can barely see the 'white' ad spaces at the far end of the shelter). But why, I ask, would the city, which claims to be broke, be spending money for bus shelters with no seating?

We have a rodent of some sort. A few days ago, I pulled out a slice of bread and found one that looked like someone had taken a bite out of it. I thought Robb had done it, although it is most unlike him to do something like that. Then, upon further searching, I found this. We're not sure if it's a mouse or a small rat. I saw it briefly the other day when it ran across the kitchen floor. It wasn't very big, but it was black. I have seen brown mice, white mice and brown and white mice, but I have never seen a black mouse, so I suppose we're dealing with a young rat. I tried to catch it with one of those mouse traps that don't hurt the mouse. If you're not familiar, it's like a little box. You put the food in the back and when the mouse goes in to get the food, it tilts and closes the entrance. This rodent is either too smart to enter, too dumb to figure out how to enter or too big to enter. At night, when we're in bed, we can hear it moving the trap around but until last night, he never could get to the piece of bread in the back of it. I think Robb may have left the bread too far toward the front. We may possibly need a bigger trap.

And what does this tell you about the intelligence of the average American? Fox News on top: Cable, net celebrates 10 years at #1 in ratings

Dumb Law of the Week: In Texas, you cannot milk another person's cow!

À la prochaine, mes amis.

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