Bugs and bites
Flippin’ bugs! This tropical weather, which I declare is like a moody young teenager (since I cannot determine how it will play out during the course of the day), has been the bringer of all things BITING.
How I love the sun and climate when it’s warm, and how I love to sit on the deck of an evening and pretend I am very much on my holibobs in the balmy warmth as the sun makes its way to set………and how those damn mossies like to bloomin’ well bite me!
Maryland, I love you dearly, but I suffer at the hands / blood-sucking mouthparts of your mosquitoes.
The Phenomenon of Indicating
I am introducing a new phenomenon to roundabouts (“rotaries”) – it’s called ‘indicating’ and I am using my ‘turn signals’ to do this……
That is, I am indicating with my lights to show the intention of my direction when I enter and drive round a roundabout, which in theory should help out a lot of drivers in the vicinity and consequently speed up traffic.
I cannot do this single-handedly, Americans – let’s indicate together! 😉
(Okay, I know some of you already do it….I’m just saying, that’s all!)
Tomorrow we are going to be without power, so the weather reports say. More storms. More tornadoes.
Harry declared that the Oklahoma tornado had scared him.
Goodness, thought I, he is very up on current affairs.
Did you see about Oklahoma on the news? I asked, gentle concern filling my voice.
No, I mean Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, he replied……..
Our Maryland storm will be minor in comparison to the devastation recently caused to Oklahoma by the tornado last month.
Let it be said, though, that weather in the USA is definitely more extreme than the UK.
Colder, hotter, bigger rain and snow, tornadoes, earthquakes.
And, as we know, it is a land of extremes in more ways than just the weather…………….. (more to follow on this subject matter shortly, dear readers, but now it’s time buckle down and prepare for the storm – fyi, importantly, the laptops are fully charged for required TV series watching when the lights go out 🙂 )