Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Musings - September 10, 2018



1. It is the second Monday of September, already. What happened to August?


Friends Sharing a Milkshake
at Zinburger, Columbia
September 7, 2018
2. I am not sure that I am ready for the 50 degree temperatures that have arrived in the region. I had to put on a pair of jeans yesterday and a long sleeved shirt to stay warm.

3. What do friends do when they go out for Happy Hour? Well, they share a milkshake, of course. What did you think they do?

4. Isn't it scary when a former President makes a statement about the situation in the country and the sitting President thinks it is about him? I was reminded of the Carly Simon song, You're So Vain.

Firefighters struggle to contain backfire in the
Pollard Flat area of California in the
Shasta Trinity National Forest
 on September 6, 2018.

Josh Edelson, AFP/Getty Images
5. I wish there was a way to send some of our rain to California to quench the fires. It rained here all day yesterday and we do not need the rain like California.

6. The Orioles have the dubious distinction of being the first MLB team to reach 100 losses this season (41-102, .287). The team is on track to lose 115 games but the good news is that they can lose no more than 121 games with only 19 games left on the schedule. Mercifully, the season will be over soon. We are already planing our Spring Training trip.

7. For the first NFL weekend the results for the family favorites are:

      Ravens -    W (1-0) 47-3 over Bills
      Redskins - W (1-0) 24-6 over Cardinals
      Cowboys -  L (0-1) 8-16 to Panthers
      Steelers -  T (0-0-1) 21-21 with Browns

8. September is prostate cancer awareness month. By some reports 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that for 2018 that 164,690 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and that 29,430 men will die from the disease. Why doesn't the NFL wear light blue during September for prostate cancer awareness month? They wear pink during October for breast cancer awareness month. Step up for Blue!

9. On this Day in HistoryOn this day in 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pled guilty and was fined 25 shillings.


Headlines


China Is Detaining Muslims in Vast Numbers. The Goal: ‘Transformation.’ - The New York Times


Interstate 5 remains 'unsafe' for travel as Delta Fire rages in northern California - USA Today


Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week


We have no territorial ambitions. We occupy no countries. We build no walls to lock people in. Americans build the future. And our vision of a better life for farmers, merchants, and working people, from  the Americas to Asia, begins with a simple premise: The future is best decided by ballots, not bullets. 
  -- State of the Union address, January 25, 1984


-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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