It’s August!!! Granted, it’s the last day of August but still – 54 degrees? 54 degrees is a temperature meant for Spring or Fall in the south, not Summer. Here in the south we like a brisk 75 degrees when we wake. If we wanted limb numbing mornings we would move to the Sierras where I lived as a young ranter and raver.
Where I grew up, Reno, NV, even in the Summer your brass monkeys had to be careful. The elevation was (and still is) 4500 feet above sea level that is why “I grew up there” and I don’t live there now. I like warm weather!
Where is Global Warming when I need it?
I read on Pilot pen’s website;
“Caroline Wozniacki has become the first woman since Venus Williams in 2002 to win Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Schick in back-to-back years. The teenager claimed her third title of the year, and the sixth of her career, with a 6-2, 6-4, result over Elena Vesnina. In a match that was disrupted with a late start because of persistent drizzle, Wozniacki got off to a quick start by breaking serve in the first game. There only hiccup for the 19-year-old Dane was when she dropped her serve mid-way through the second set while leading 3-1. Other than that she never allowed the Russian, who as making her New Haven debut, any opportunities and dominated her from the back of the court.”
So most people would say, Elena Vesnina was a loser, but was she? I say no! Any time these two young stars of women’s tennis are on television there are no losers.
It is ClubHusband’s opinion, after long, long hours of study on this subject, Vesnina and Wozniacki make us all winners when they play.
I would like to say to those writers…..long legged blonds, in short skirts, making grunt noises is the reason most of us watch tennis.
So you idiots need to go put on a dress and a sun bonnet and leave women’s tennis to the real fans of the sport.
Maria on the left with actress Blake Lively (I love that name!)
Is it the Post office or is it Amazon? Frankly I don’t care but it irritates me. Last Monday, the 24th I received an email from Amazon saying the software I ordered had been shipped from Lexington, KY using the U.S. Postal Service. It is now Friday the 28th and no software yet. For some parts of the country this would be expected but I live 120 miles from Lexington!
Did they send it by mule? Is it being carried by a person on foot? These are the only two reasons that make sense. Surely if they use any vehicle propelled by petroleum fuel it would of been her by now.
Toyota Will Cut Domestic Production as Sales Plummet (Update4) – Bloomberg.com: “Toyota Motor Corp., Japan’s biggest automaker, plans its first long-term closure of a domestic assembly line as car sales in the country fall to the lowest in more than 30 years.
Toyota, which cut domestic production 49 percent through June, will reduce output by about 220,000 vehicles by shutting down a line at its Takaoka plant from the fiscal first quarter of next year through the second half of calendar year 2011, spokeswoman Ririko Takeuchi said by phone today.
Car demand has plummeted due to the global recession, forcing General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC into bankruptcy. Toyota, the world’s largest carmaker, earlier this month forecast a net loss of 450 billion yen ($4.8 billion) for the year ending in March. Toyota President Akio Toyoda, who took the helm in June, is slashing costs as he tries to avoid a third consecutive year of losses.”
Cash for Clunkers program sells 690,000 cars – Aug. 26, 2009: “With the final numbers now in, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday that nearly 700,000 old cars had been traded in for new ones under the Cash for Clunkers program.
‘This is one of the best economic news stories we’ve seen and I’m proud we were able to give consumers a helping hand,’ Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.”
Kennedy Lionized by Republicans, Democrats as ‘Irreplaceable’ – Bloomberg.com: “Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) — Republicans and Democrats set aside their differences over U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy’s signature issue of overhauling health care and lionized the Massachusetts lawmaker in statements that mourned his passing.
Kennedy’s death late yesterday of brain cancer at age 77 ended a Senate career spanning almost a half century. He was lauded as a tireless and passionate advocate for civil rights and social justice who steadfastly sought common ground with Republicans to achieve his legislative goals.
“Ted Kennedy was at once the most partisan and the most constructive” senator who “could preach the party line as well as bridge differences better than any Democrat,” said Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican.
Mel Martinez of Florida, a former Republican National Committee chairman who is resigning his Senate seat, called Kennedy “the lion of the Senate.”
Arizona Republican John McCain, who teamed with Kennedy in 2007 in an unsuccessful bid for compromise immigration legislation, described his “irreplaceable” colleague as someone “sincerely intent on finding enough common ground among us to make progress on the issues of our day.”
McCain, his party’s presidential candidate last year, extolled Kennedy for “the integrity of his word,” saying that “when he made a promise to you he kept it no matter what.””
Crude Weak After Inventory Data – WSJ.com: “NEW YORK – Crude-oil futures failed to hold onto gains made after the Department of Energy reported a small build in U.S. oil inventories, as weak demand and a fuel glut weighed on the market.
Light, sweet crude for October delivery recently traded 96 cents, or 1.3%, lower at $71.09 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, about 20 cents higher than before the inventory data came out. Brent crude on the ICE futures exchange traded 80 cents, or 1.1%, lower at $71.02 a barrel”
The Associated Press: S.Williams No. 2 to Safina in US Open seedings: “After the top two women, two-time U.S. Open champion Venus Williams is No. 3, followed by Beijing Olympics gold medalist Elena Dementieva and 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic.
Maria Sharapova is No. 29 — barely earning one of the 32 seedings after rising from No. 49 in the rankings last week. She won the 2006 U.S. Open for one of her three major titles but missed the tournament last year because of a right shoulder injury. The Russian had surgery in October and a long absence from the tour dropped her ranking.”
MMA Stomping Grounds: Couture’s end game? – Mixed martial arts blog by Mark Chalifoux for baltimoresun.com – baltimoresun.com
MMA Stomping Grounds: Couture’s end game? – Mixed martial arts blog by Mark Chalifoux for baltimoresun.com – baltimoresun.com: “Dana White was very vocal in his desire for Chuck Liddell to retire from the sport. He claimed the Iceman had nothing left to prove and shouldn’t even bother stepping into the Octagon again.
Why doesn’t he have the same rap about Randy Couture? He’s retired before and came out of retirement when he saw a beatable (in his eyes) heavyweight champ in Tim Sylvia. He defended his title, had his contract dispute and then lost his title to Brock Lesnar. What does Couture have left to prove? He’s an MMA legend and former champion, and other than his bout this weekend with another MMA legend, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, there’s not much left for Couture at the heavyweight level.”