Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday Musings - January 11, 2016

1. Amazingly, for the middle of January, the high temperature yesterday was 63 degrees! It was fabulous!

2. The days are getting longer, although not much yet. They have lengthened from 9:23:59 on December 21 and 22 to 9:37:01 today. But, the days are finally beginning to lengthen by more than a minute per day. On January 26th we will cross over the 10 hour mark!

3. Christmas is completely back into the box. The outside decorations were removed over the weekend and we are officially ready for Springtime! Perhaps Winter is going to pass us by?

4. In an interesting twist, all four of the road teams won their NFL playoff games over the weekend. I guess there was little advantage to hosting playoff games.

5. Will you be playing the Powerball on Wednesday? 

6. On this date in 1813, the first pineapples were planted in Hawaii. Now that is an amazing fact that I really needed to know!

B-52 Flying over south Korea
as reported in the Washington Post
7. As reported in the Washington Post, a powerful US bomber flew low over South Korea the other day in response to the alleged North Korean nuclear test. I'm amazed that a 60 year old bomber can still be considered "powerful." But you gotta love the B-52.

8. Does anyone else think there is something fundamentally wrong when an actor interviews one of the most wanted men in the world?  Actor Sean Penn secretly interviewed Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ in hideout. If he could get to the hideout, why not the authorities?

9. Well, the vacation conundrum is solved. Plans have been cemented! 

10. Did anyone else notice that Jordan Spieth finished the first PGA tournament of 2016 with a 30 shot under par victory?

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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