(THAT WAS A JOKE!)
Winter is coming to our area. We have been hearing about the 'first winter storm' coming this evening. I woke up this morning, I felt like I'd gone ten rounds with a grizzly bear. If any day I felt like not walking, this one was it... My hat was trying to come off my head while I exercised, but the breeze was nice, it was cool, and that made it a bit easier. Rudee, on the other hand, seemed to realize I wasn't doing my best today, he kept running with me, then would run ahead, then come back, like, "Hey, go, already!" I worked at it today. Funny how silly things like the dog playing tag can encourage me.
It's real quiet around the sub station today. One of the deputies was nearly run down, and had to fire his weapon, killing the suspect. It isn't one of the deputies I know very well, but it still worries me. Beyond just the "gee, what happened, you okay?" stuff, it makes people jumpy, and it makes the deputies have to be more concerned about people BEING jumpy. I am given to understand that there can be civil penalties and such, and that can get crazy, too.
I wish I could just say, oh, it's just part of the job. And it is, law enforcement is the only group in the US legally allowed to take a life under rule of law. But believe me, even with all the black humor I have heard around the office, I know the deputies are loathe to draw a weapon, let alone fire. I guess I am just concerned what will happen. I guess, having worked around them for a while, I have come to think of them as "my" deputies, and am concerned for them.
Well. That was a bit more than I meant to dump on everyone...
So, let's see, this is a bit 'earthy', but it was funny. As anyone knows that has read this blog for more than one day, I like Tom Petty. I was headed into town, and found him on one of the stations that I am right near the edge of the listening area. There is actually two stations that occupy that frequency, and there is a point on my drive where one fades in, the other fades out, and then it reverses. One is a rock station, the other is a very, VERY religious station.
So anyway, I found Tom P. on this station and was listening... When it started up fading in and out. I am still wondering why my radio wasn't "smote" after this little back and forth. I heard this:
Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find-
JEA-ZUHS WAS- lucky babe,
when I found you.
You put a hand on my cheek
and you turn your eyes away-
AND G*D WILL BLESS YOU, OH
YES, OH, YES, JEA-ZUHS!!!
I don't really know what else happened, because the juxtapositions were so perfect, so spot on, that I was nearly in tears laughing. (And I capitalized the one station, it came in louder, and the spelling was as close as I could come to the way the gent was speaking...)
So, yes, my deviltry came out, but anyway, it was a giggle for me. Hope all of my bloggy friends are keeping well and warm. I am almost done with the baby blanket. With any luck, photo next blog. If not, well... Not!