It’s hot out. I know, complaining about it doesn’t help, but the Bitchin’ Gene is dominant in me. The weather guys on the various news programs all agree, it’s frakin’ hot and we have to wait til next week for a break. Saturday will be the last day of the heat wave. It will be celebrated with a thunder storm. Looking at the national news, a thunder and lightning event doesn’t seem like a good thing. The noon weather guy says we need the rain. Did he forget the fact we had a week’s worth of rain a while ago. We need rain to make sure the tomato plants flourish, but we need sun to get those cute yellow flowers into fruit that can mature and ripen and the neighbors can steal them. Maybe not all are waiting to commit a tomato felony, but there are a few who have that collectivist look in their eyes. Thought of sprinkling them with flour. As lonf as it stays on the tomato it mimics some dangerous fungicide. Just a hint.

I’m reading Ride a Cockhorse by Raymond Kennedy. It’s funny and an allegory. It’s about the rise (so far) of Mrs, Fitzgibbons, a loan officer who attains supreme power at a small Massachusetts bank. she’s ruthless and has a devoted following. she’s got enemies too. So far they’ve been dealt with in some creative ways. Can’t wait to find out what happens next. That’s the quality of great books, you hate to put them down, lest the characters make some noteworthy moves while your gone.

History 2 has a two parter on about the Antichrist. It’s the closest they come to history in a week. I’ve got a complaint about some of the premium channels I’m getting on cable. First, A&E should change its name to The Storage Wars Channel or The Ex-Biker Turned Bounty Hunter Channel. Second, Biography should change to Everything You Can Stomach About Ghosts and Child Psychics With Two Biographies Every Day. The History Channel and its offshoot should change to the more truthful We’ve Run Out Of Programming And All We;ve Got Is Reruns. Let’s get a little truth in programming. They’re about as bad as USA or The NCIS and Wrestling With Some Stellar Programs Channel. Thy’re better than the Big Four who seem to believe we’re stupid enough to watch repackaged shows about survival, dating or makeovers. There are writers out of work who could put together shows that entertain and don’t drag our minds through the vast wasteland.

I want more afternoon baseball!!!!! I’m gonna hold my breath until I get it or at least until dinnertime.

TALK TO ME. FEED MY SICK NEED FOR ATTENTION, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK, ADOPT A SHELTER ANIMAL, HAVE YOUR POLITICIANS SPAYED OR NEUTERED, TELL ME ABOUT LOCAL THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES.

Next week: The story returns, witing for the food processor or somebody like him.

See you Monday. Stay cool Midwest.