Friday, June 10, 2016

We Love Lucy

We've had quite an interesting week. Widely varying temperatures and crowded highways as the summer season of tourists flock to the mountains.  We're expecting some record high temperatures this weekend so the recreational areas will be packed to capacity.

Lucy loves to be outdoors, but not when the temperatures get so warm.  She enjoys an early morning romp and then she takes respite in the cool house.  She has always found some strange places to rest her head.  And every evening at dinnertime, she rests her head on the rung of any empty chair.  It looks quite uncomfortable but she often falls asleep that way.  She feels displaced when we have guests and there is not an empty chair.  Or when we eat in the dining room where the chairs have no rungs.

Snoozing on the chair rung.

 Uncomfortable as the chair rung looks, this position looks even more uncomfortable.  Lucy's head is propped on the leg of a recliner.  Her face is contorted in that position.

The electoral votes have reached the point that the candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election have been determined for both major parties.  No one could disagree that this has been the most unusual and unpredictable campaign in history.  Just when we thought nothing else could surprise us, along came the something else that did.

I have two quotes for this week and I feel the need to dedicate them.

The first is for all the voters who are selecting a candidate purely because they are angry at their plight in life.  And who want to stop being "politically correct" so they can call a spade a spade.  And who are woefully uninformed about what powers the President of the United States has at his/her disposal.
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been.
The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,
nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that
'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” 
 Isaac Asimov

The other is for those who continue to deny our contribution to global warming and the danger it presents.
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge:
 it is those who know little, not those who know much,
 who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” 
 Charles Darwin

Sunday is the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.  Not as well known or widely celebrated as many other Jewish holidays, it marks two important events in Jewish history.  One is the grain harvest.  The other is the commemoration of the day that God gave the Torah and its laws to the Israelites.

And despite the summer weather in many areas, this is the last week of Spring.

(even if they are family)
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain
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Busy Bee Suz said...

I avoid the idiots. Always.
Lucy is so funny with her sleeping positions....and also so cute. Our Ozzie used to have his head completely sideways against the couch and I never understood how this was comfortable?

Connie said...

Excellent quotes for crazy times. I was interested and read more about Shavuot, may you have a very happy and fruitful celebration.

robin andrea said...

Lucy does like to find interesting positions to rest in. I'm glad the primary season is over. What a crazy time in our country. I'm actually looking forward to a little peace before the conventions. I can't wait to see who Hillary picks for her running mate.

NanaNor's said...

Lucy always makes me smile! May your weekend be filled with peace and joy!

Ms. A said...

Those positions don't look a bit comfortable to me!

Lowcarb team member said...

I always enjoy seeing the photo's of Lucy...
I hope you are having a good weekend, and it isn't too hot!

All the best Jan

Barbara Rogers said...

Sweet Lucy with her ability to find comfortable sleeping positions that nobody else would endure! Yes to your quotes about intelligence. Stay cool!

KB Bear said...

The tourists are flocking to here too. I have to admit that it bugs me a bit. We survived a very long and cold winter - couldn't we have the mountains to ourselves for just a day or two after it becomes summer? OK, I'm done with griping :)

Lucy's head rests will never cease to make me chuckle. She is a character!!!

We are in the most unlikely place in terms of the election. I loved the Asimov quote. I just read that the Koch brothers may support Hillary (but I don't know how reliable the source was). It's a crazy race.

KGMom said...

Thanks for the Asimov quote. I just had to use it as my Facebook thought of the day.
What an electoral season--I alternate between exhilaration and terror.

Ginnie said...

When I check out your blog I always think of that old TV show ..."I Love Lucy" She is so photographic !

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Connie - Thank you. We are not Jewish but have a lot of Jewish friends.

Robin - I think all of us are waiting for both candidates to pick running mates.

KB - We didn't have such a bad winter. But we do have a bit of resentment when the tourists start coming in large numbers.

Donna - Good statement; between exhilaration and terror.

Vicki Lane said...

Good quotes!

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