Anti dots, but pro summer
Not pretty in pink. That stinkin’ pink of Calamine Lotion. Summer pink.
(Is it any wonder I cannot bear to wear that color?)
At this point, I probably meet the qualifications for a toxic chemical waste dump from years of futile attempts to prevent being eaten alive by summer bugs.
Nothing ever works.
Needing a positive spin here.
Bug magnets of the world unite!
We make picnics and outdoor events a joy for others.
(Uh, OK, I see you backing away.
I did warn you about the chemical overdoses…Explains the lapses…)
But, hey. Don’t mind me.
It’s summer! Get Out there!
(Sorry. Meant the bugs, not you. Don’t mind me, I’ll just dab a little pink on here and there and catch up with you shortly.)
Maybe a sneak peek at the new Pleasure Pier in Galveston?
A welcomed new excitement for Galveston which is still struggling after Hurricane Ike.
More Kemah Boardwalk than historic Balinese Room.
(The famous Balinese Room. Swanky night club. Famous before Vegas. Illegal pleasure was the draw…that and a little moonshine and gambling. The Texas Rangers tried to shut it down, but it took a hurricane to take it down.)
But everyone was sick of seeing the blown-out Flagship hotel on the pier after the storm.
Families will love this. Roller coaster. A Ferris wheel 100 feet tall. Food. Carnival atmosphere. Great views of the waves.
A little pricey to just walk around the pier.
But hey, it’s the beach and vacation. (Marketing moment.) You’re building memories…and quieting the whining.
Get ready to
The shuttle replica will be “landing” at the heavy equipment dock on Clear Lake across from NASA.
June 1st, they’ll have to watch the tide to sneak it under the Kemah Bridge. (bridge = 67 feet, shuttle = 54 foot height) The bridge will be closed to traffic prevent gawkers in cars. (Will they chase off the hikers?)
It’ll be great. (Just pretend the water is outer space and floating is flying.) Sea gulls will guide it home.
Party on the pavement once it’s parked on NASA grounds. (Info. here).
You may see stars.(Seriously. There’s some fancy telescopes.)
Men in Black 3: YES! Ultra cool returns.
Third time’s a charmer? Bugged? Read review here. Remember it’s cool inside – the movie theater, too. (Last summer’s heat wave, ugh. Demanding neuralizer. Demanding neuralizer.)
Hound it! Hug a dog.
Hug your pup and look into their eyes on Memorial Day. Thank them for their cousins’ bravery and service in the military and in law enforcement.
They will relay the message.
Stubby was the first US war dog. He served 18 months “over there” and participated in 17 battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, located and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pats. For his efforts, he was promoted to Sgt. Stubby.
Cairo was the canine commando who helped Navy SEALs locate and kill Osama bin Laden.
Wouldn’t be bad for things to go to the dogs. (Click link below to see how to help.)
Oh, yeah, Memorial Day
It’s not the Memorial Sales Event Day. It’s not just for shopping.
It’s not just the day the pool opens.
According to a Gallop Poll survey in 2000, only 28% of Americans could explain the true meaning of Memorial Day. (If you need a Cliffnotes review, read Dear Abby - It’s OK. We won’t tell. We all know the schools are busy teaching important things.)
Here’s the plan: Observe the Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, 2012, 3PM local time. The time was selected because that’s when people are out having fun and enjoying the freedoms and liberties others fought to secure.
Just stop for the Moment on Monday, May 28. At 3 in the afternoon.
Ring a bell. Honk a horn. Shout “Thank you!” Wave a flag.
(Don’t want to draw attention in the mall? Or freak out other drivers? Can’t – there’s a text coming in?)
Just place your hand over your heart, or bow your head. (And tell your kid why.)
If inclined offer a prayer and promise to live a good life in honor of those who gave their lives for our freedom.
And hug that dog.
It’s just a minute.
(You can spare a minute, right? In between Macy’s and grillin’?)
Summer won’t mind. It’ll wait.
(I’ll hold your place. I’m a real pro at summer. Lots of practice.)
Calamine armed. Not so dangerous,
Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge
- Memorial Day Minute: “No Greater Love” website . Find out what Carmella LaSpada promised that wounded medic in Vietnam.
- Military dogs- and how to help them: (8 related posts under “German Shepherd” in sidebar)
- “Saving Sergeant Rex: Waiting Warrior Status” (LINKS at bottom. How to help military dogs) Oh, Rex is OK and home now.
- Shuttle replicacoming to Houston Space Center (Related posts/links)
- Pleasure Pier in Galveston: Official site: Pleasure Pier in Galveston