Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma Took All Of The Water Out Of The Bahamas

   My God, I have never seen anything like this! People living on Long Island in the Bahamas took video footage today, September 9, 2017, showing that the OCEAN IS MISSING! Long Island is approximately 366 miles southeast of Miami, which would be the equivalent of about a four-hour passenger flight. Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the southern tip of Florida by 8:00 tomorrow (Sunday) morning, although the Miami International Airport has already reported gusts of winds hitting 75 mph today. Several people have commented on the video that the ocean water missing like that can be an indication that a tsunami is coming. 
   In other news, a Florida Publix bakery employee named Kelly Higginbotham made several "Hurricane Irma" themed cakes for sale, to the delight of many and to the disgust of a few. (I thought they were beautiful.)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dedication To All The Racists, Homophobes, and Haters of The World


   After a horrible weekend in the U.S., I don't have many words to share. Our political leadership is worse than a joke; it is destructive and self-serving. Violence is escalating and young people are getting injured or killed. There's no need for this. 
   This video is my protest. So THANK YOU to the people who made it! 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Lady And Her Cat Astronaut

Another fantastic piece of space art by Daniel Freeman of Kaleidoclasm Art. In space, there is no up or down. Few animals make better pets than a cat. Plus their small size would make them ideal companions for a space colony. Not sure how well the catsuit would work, though. ;) 
This was happily commissioned by Jennifer Lewter.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Did You Notice The Fantastic Library In "Hellboy"?

I finally saw "Hellboy" (because I love Guillermo del Toro and I want to see all his movies!) and I want this library. I know the tank on the right is for the fish guy, but it would still be appreciated as a tank for regular fish.

Monday, July 24, 2017

What A Beautiful Fish!

This gorgeous longear sunfish, Lepomis megalotis, was caught in Arkansas by my friend Dillon Williams this past June. This is a freshwater fish, although it looks exotic enough to be from saltwater. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Look How Cute Elon Musk Looks Next To These Horrible Old Bags Of Filth Running (Ruining) Our White House

Photo courtesy of SF Gate
Elon looks so young here, with baby-soft skin and a fresh haircut, compared to Trump (ugh) and Bannon (eech). I'm so proud of Elon for deciding to leave the Presidential councils after Trump failed to honor the international Paris Agreement. Many suspected Trump was using Elon to add credibility to his disgraceful, nepotitious, and hate-filled administration, and that appears to be exactly the case. It's always best not to lie with dogs, Mr. Musk. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mars Greenhouse

Mars greenhouse, as imagined by artist
Daniel Freeman of Kaleidoclasm Art.
Commissioned by Jennifer Lewter.

   It may not be possible to have a functional greenhouse on Mars. The Martian dust storms, which can last for months, may be too much of an interference with the already less-than-what-Earth-gets amount of sunlight reaching the Red Planet. But it is hard not to imagine, mon cheri. I dream of greenhouses on Mars. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!!!

   Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Today, I visited my favorite winery in Altus, Arkansas, and I met an interesting pair of twin ladies from Alabama. They had driven to Oklahoma to see their mom for Mother's Day, and they just happened to stop by that same winery on their way home to Alabama. They tried many different wines, and between sips they chatted with me about their kids. One of the ladies openly discussed her daughter's mental health problems and her temporary stay in a mental institute. There was a time in my younger life when I would have been horrified and probably repulsed to hear this, but now I know better. These ladies loved this girl, and they saw no reason to hide her faults. She was on their minds, so they talked about her. I told the ladies I saw an interview with Michelle Obama recently, and in the interview Mrs. Obama commented that our kids "are ALL we have." I knew what she meant. Our children are the future. They are important. We should do everything we can to ensure their health and survival. 
   Both ladies looked at me with screwed-up faces. "What about US?" one of them said. The winery owner (who is my friend) looked over at me with her face kind of screwed-up as well. "That's not really true," she said. Her opinion holds a lot of water, err, wine, since she is a successful business owner AND she has two children of her own. Important take-aways from smart, tough women who know better: DRINK MORE WINE and YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR CHILDREN! 

Monday, May 8, 2017

America Has A New Hero

Sally Yates finally testified before a Senate subcommittee on May 8, 2017. This was the third time a date had been set for her to share her concerns about the disgraced Michael Flynn, who served as National Security Advisor under Donald Trump for just 24 days before being forced to resign. James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, also testified. Yates and Clapper declined to share many details that they claimed were "classified," but it was clear that Yates believed Flynn was compromised by the Russians. She repeatedly stated that it appeared he had lied to Vice President Pence, and Pence was then sharing false information with the American public. Clapper stated boldly that the Russians had successfully interfered with our 2016 Presidential election, and that they would certainly try to manipulate our future elections. What remains unclear, however, is why it took the Trump administration 18 days to get rid of Flynn after Yates had delivered repeated warnings of his potential to be blackmailed by the Russians. 
"You don't want your National Security Advisor compromised by the Russians," she said. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Just a thought

Now that we know everything that comes out of Trump's mouth is hogwash, I would really like to hear Hillary's perspective on how things are going for the United States. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

   2016 was the year we were promised a female President and we were talking about colonizing Mars. (FINALLY, on both accounts!) It was, in many ways, a very forward-thinking year. But things didn't go as planned. And so many famous people died, including our beloved Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). And when her Mom (Debbie Reynolds) died the next day, it seemed like things couldn't get any sadder. 
   2017 promises lots of drama with the election of Donald Trump, the most non-forward-thinking Presidential candidate of 2016.  (Actually, you could probably call him the most non-THINKING candidate of 2016.) How the &#$% did this happen?!
   While I am appalled and distraught, I do think we will be able to tell any young person who dreams of running for office that, YES, it is quite possible for ANYONE to become President of the United States of America! 
   I absolutely loved the purple two-toned suit that Hillary wore during her concession speech. Others have commented that the color purple was symbolic for unity of America by blending blue for the Democrats and red for the Republicans. I personally thought it was just a beautiful suit!  Some days later on Twitter, Hillary was pictured with fantastic hair, minimal make-up, and purple nails. I actually went out and bought purple nail polish because it reminded me of the beautiful suit Hillary wore during her very classy concession speech. Make no mistake, this woman is TOUGH! 
Hillary Clinton holds it together during her painful concession speech. 

Hillary sporting purple nails. Is this the new power color for women?

Edited January 4, 2017. I had to add more purple!