From http://www.jimmorgan.us #weather #pic #sandstorm
A monster cold front hit West Texas today. Earlier today we tie a 47 year old record high temp of 95 degrees. Tomorrow’s predicted high is 70 with a low tomorrow night of the high 30s to 40. Since about 8pm we’ve had sustained winds of 30+mph with a peak wind gust of 53 mph at the MAF weather office.
The picture is from a friend (I presume copyrighted) and shows the sandstorm as the front blew into Lubbock a few hours ago.
“I reached some plains so vast, that I did not find their limit anywhere I went, although I travelled over them for more than 300 leagues … with no more land marks than if we had been swallowed up by the sea … there was not a stone, nor bit of rising ground, nor a tree, nor a shrub, nor anything to go by.”
Today’s thoughts ran towards generational attitudes about sex and sexuality. Both ladies did a civic service by entertaining the troops. Marilyn, on the left, performed for Korean War troops and the Redskins’ Cheerleader on the right recently performed for troops in Iraq.
I understand that Marilyn represented the highest sexual ideal of that generation. I won’t say the cheerleader represents our generation’s highest ideal of sexuality but I find the comparison between the two interesting. One has a touch of class and the other a touch of trash.
Has sexual liberation benefitted women or objectified them more?
BOTH PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY EMPLOYEES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THE COURSE OF THEIR DUTIES SO BOTH PICTURES ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. So feel free to download the cheerleader pic all you want…
So the youngest and I went to the grocery store today for some provisions. The Mrs is ailing so we are kind of batching for the weekend.
He was in charge of the grocery list. I can’t go to the store without a list or I come back with all sorts of odd stuff. We got all the various medicines, lightbulbs and sundries that we needed.
“All we need now is burger, buns, and bread.” He said.
“That’s the story of my life son.” I said.