How can we possibly be on the last day of July already?? Wasn’t it just June? Didn’t school just let out? Guess I better not mention to the kids they only have a month of summer left – there might be a mutiny on my hands!
I’m ready for the weather to get back to ‘normal’ for us here in the Pacific Northwest – this heat isn’t for the faint of heart! Good thing I’m not faint of heart… 😉 But man, making dinner in a hot kitchen drenched in sweat makes me wish there were more take-out places in our area. Thankfully today is the last day of the extra heat, tomorrow we’ll be back to ‘normal’ temperatures in the 70’s. I’m cool with the 70’s. Literally and figuratively speaking.
Today (the 31st) is my mom’s birthday, so I’m joining her, her sister and a couple of her close friends for lunch today. We’re meeting at a place I’ve never been to an hour-and-a-half north of me, but I’m looking forward to it, because it sounds like a unique place. It’s not just a restaurant, it’s an old train station that was renovated into little shops and restaurants – so I’m sure I’ll have some fun stories to tell next week.
The fires in California are so sad – so many homes and lives lost, and historical places gone. From what I read the big fire that whipped into a frenzy towards Redding was started by a vehicle that malfunctioned. All it takes is one spark – and with the dry weather everyone seems to be having here on the West Coast, Mother Nature has been a force to be reckoned with. Someone posted this poignant image on Facebook the other day:
Fire scares me – it’s so unrelenting and fierce. Keeping everyone in that area in my thoughts and prayers for sure.
We need some levity – let’s move right on into the funnies, shall we? Speaking of heat, someone posted this and it totally cracked me up:
Someone was clever with this big cat statue:
This is pretty freaky – this is a real Hammerhead Bat!
Seriously bigger than one of my dogs! Crazy! Glad they’re in Africa and not here – I wonder what a Hammerhead Bat eats?
This cracked me up:
Replace Sprite with 7-Up and that’s pretty much my childhood when I was sick. Which is why I don’t like chicken noodle soup and 7-Up as an adult – reminds me of having the flu. Crazy, right?
This is funny:
This also cracked me up:
I thought this was punny:
As was this:
And finally, I’m going to leave this right here for you (I absolutely do this):
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
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Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: