Sarah and I took Dalla to the dog park yesterday and the day before.  Said Sarah about the park’s patrons’ transportation:  "Every car has a tail."  I hadn’t thought about it, but she was right.  Every car that came and went had at least one dog tail visible from the outside.

From our "Nation of Newspapers Without Proofreaders" Department:  Saturday, the following statistic was printed on the front page Saturday’s Wisconsin State Journal: > There are 204 million personal vehicles and 191 licensed drivers Those 191 drivers must be really busy to justify owning 204 million vehicles.  That means each one of the 191 drivers would need to own, on average, 1,068,062 vehicles.  If a vehicle owner lived to be 72 years old, and if and started driving at 16 years of age, that vehicle owner would have approximately 20440 days to drive cars.  Each vehicle owner would have to drive 52 vehicles a day just to drive each car once.

We had a very busy weekend.  We put up three different light fixtures (two ceiling lights and one ceiling fan/light combination), three different window coverings, a flag pole, and some yard art.  We also weeded the garden, watered much of our landscaping, and transplanted a plant.  We took Dalla to the dog park once each day, ate at Brat Fest, cleaned out part of the attic, did some laundry, watched movie, and raked the lawn.

Sarah starts school again tomorrow.


O. Wilson writes in The Future of Lifethat one would have to be “delusional” to ignore the facts of global warning and “criminally negligent” to do nothing about the same.  This from one of the greatest living scientists.  What is the Bush administration position on global warning?  We need more information.  We don’t necessarily believe that global warming is real.  What about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which has hundreds of the brightest scientific minds associated with it?  One of their most recent reports uses the following section headlines:> An increasing body of observations gives a collective picture of a warming world and other changes in the climate system.

Emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols due to human activities continue to alter the atmosphere in ways that are expected to affect the climate.

There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activites.

Human influences will continue to change atmospheric composition throughout the 21st century.

Global average temperature and sea level are projected to rise under all IPCC SRES scenarios.

Yes, delusional and criminally negligent sums up the Bush administration pretty well.