Monday, June 27, 2005

Monday Miscellany

Cop fires into a car in self defense, finds kids inside.

The deputies discovered the driver was a 12-year-old girl when they broke a passenger-side window to get in, Shanley said. Her 6-year-old brother was also inside. The girl was charged with attempted murder, auto theft, driving without a license and other counts. Hillsgrove was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Kids are getting bolder and braver these days. Could it possibly have anything to do with video games like "Grand Theft Auto?" (a game my son desperately wants - and which features hookers and killin'. He ain't getting it) Screen shot, yo.


Mmmmm, tourists!

A couple of campers were killed by a Grizzly over the weekend. The bear was killed back, so nyah nyah.

Sleep out there with the bears and this might happen! No different than:

Mmmmm, swimmers!

"I see a fin and a blood pool in the water," he said.

Sharks are predators, just like Grizzly bears. If you're going to swim with the sharks, you might get bitten.

Yet, I can already imagine this girl's parents suing the city of Destin for not having lifeguards.


So much for the idea that "Iranians want reform and democracy." I've heard that statement bantied about recently among scholars and politicians... and I've been skeptical. Damn, I hate always being right.


Over the weekend I learned again to never count your chickens before they hatch.

We had a couple who was absolutely ready to make an offer on our house - and then went cold, decided to fly to Vegas and sleep on it. Another couple came back for a second look and is now really hot on it, so I sit tight.

I hate waiting for the phone to ring.



Gwen said...

Who goes to Vegas to think things over?!? Sounds to me like they went there in the hopes of making enough cashish to afford your manse! I hope Couple Number 2 comes through for you!

Weary Hag said...

I've spent better than half my life waiting for the phone to ring, but I was never selling a house.
As to the shark and bear stories... Dave, come by in a few days ... I have a bit to say about these "news" items as well.

Rob Seifert said...

Wait! These news items make it clear to me that "we the people" need to stand up and do something. We need to make a law! Yes that's it, another law! It shall be unlawful to sleep with the bears or swim with the sharks! Think about that when you click your seatbelt in your insured car just before you roll through the stop sign around the corner and speed all the way to work... I wish people would pull their heads from their proverbial asses and take responsibility for their own actions...