Thursday, June 21, 2007
Summer finally rolls in this afternoon, though the weather has been summer-like for a few weeks now. A few of the heirloom tomato plants have set fruit, so there's the remote possiblity we might have garden-fresh tomatos by the 4th of July. That would make me do the little Happy Dance out on the lawn.
What an odd news week-
-Does anyone on the planet not believe New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is running for President? Does he think the "Moi? Not at all, but how nice of you to say so!" thing is cute? I was hoping he'd run as a Republican, so people could get confused about having two Mayors of New York in the same primary. That would have been almost as much fun as the time Massachusetts almost had a gubernatorial election between Democrat Edward F. King and Republican Edward J. King. It did not quite come off, because the Democrat narrowly lost a primary fight he was widely expected to win, but man, that would have been an interesting election.
-Queen Elizabeth is giving Salman Rushdie a knighthood and certain segments of the "Islamic World" (as the newspapers are wont to put it) are upset, saying that it proves the West hates Islam. I'd be a bit more sympathetic to those saying the Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses" was an insult to Islam if the same folks didn't see more or less anything the West does as an insult to Islam.
-Red Sox Land is in full panic mode as our outrageous 14-game lead has been eroded away in the last few weeks. C'mon people- back at the beginning of April, if anyone had said we'd be 8 games ahead of the Yankees on the first day of Summer we'd have been ecstatic. Speaking of baseball, I see the Baltimore Orioles didn't wait for the first day of Summer to fire their first manager of the season. Sam Perlozzo is gone and apparently Joe Girardi will replace him. What's up with that? Did Joe lose a big bet or something?
Happy Summer, everyone! Let's go barbecue!!!