A cat’s guide to summer

If it is sunny:
        Find sunny spot, sleep.


If it is cloudy:


       Find warm spot, sleep and dream of sun.


The end… Of September 

The end is nigh, the end of September that is. This has been a month of transitioning from summer to fall, however nature didn’t remember and the month was more summer like than fall like.

 Which means that this next month will likely see a sudden cool down with rain turning to snow that will leave sidewalks dangerous to navigate, such is the change of seasons.

  A few things never change however, such as how delicious chocolate chip cookies are, how relaxing a nice cold glass of lemonade of a warm day is and how fun comic books can be to read.

 Can you ever read a comic book just once? Yes, depending on if you like it or not and how many more you have to read.

Comic books are like pieces of candy, you can’t just have one, you keep wanting just a bit more, just one more taste of the excitement that comes with each one. Some are sweet, some are so sour that they turn your stomach, yet you keep coming back just to see if it was really so bad.

 Alas, with the coming of fall and winter, the opportunities  to relax and enjoy the weather while either eating ice cream or chocolate chip cookies while reading a comic book will be limited, take advantage of the few opportunities  that you have, for soon there will be no more until spring.

  Enjoy these last few days of nice weather while you can, but always keep in mind that once the weather turns cold, there will be plenty of hot chocolate to drown your sorrows in.

Thanks for reading!

Fairwell August, until we meet again next year…

August is all but over, which is why I’m forced to say that the penultimate month of summer has come to an end.

 August was an odd month this year, a month of extremes, hot highs that caused droughts and cool lows that have prompted warnings that fall and winter are coming early this year.

 One thing that August didn’t have was much moisture, it’s been a dry month all my over. Some rain would have been appreciated, instead there were a few clouds and plenty of haze from wildfires.

 The best part of this past month, in my opinion, had to be ice cream, although how can you go wrong with ice cream? At least if the flavor a are those you enjoy.

 However we are now moving, slowly but surely, into hot chocolate season, so make sure you get your fill of ice cream before it’s too late!

 Comic books are also an item that goes hand in hand with summer, don’t you think? While they are great all year long, there is something about comic books in the summer that makes them twice as pleasant.

One thing that the forthcoming Fall has going for it is the rash of fools politicians trying to inflate hot air balloons debating their positions on policies that have so many hidden items that they say and do something entirely different are confusing even to the people who wrote them. The coming political season (which at current count will be 14+ months long) has the added bonus of helping to offset a possible cold winter.

 However politics are not what I wanted to talk about tonight, I really wanted to discuss the sweet tanginess of lemonade.

Lemonade is another one of those things normally considered a summer treat, even though there isn’t any law against drinking it all year long, it is something most of us wait all winter to taste again the sweet, tangy, tart goodness of lemonade is one taste that nothing can quite compare with, especially on a hot summer day with the sun beating down on you.

 So as summer winds down, kick back and enjoy those last glasses of lemonade and the last bowls of ice cream, it’ll be months before you can begin to enjoy them again.

 What is your favorite part of summer that you’ll miss during the winter?

 Thanks for reading.

Late August lemonade…

Lemonade sometimes tastes better in late August, the reasons are unclear, but it likely has something to do with summer slowly fading away and the realization that lemonade season is coming to a close.

 During these late days of summer, or rather what is typically accepted as the last days of summer, I heartily encourage you to spend as much time as possible drinking lemonade and eating ice cream. If you do, somehow, grow tired of ice cream, I recommend switching to in season fruits, such as watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches or your favorite summer fruit. Remember many fruits can be eaten on top of plain vanilla ice cream.

 Lemonade is something I really don’t think you can get tired of, but if you do, plain water can quickly cure you of this strange affliction.

 As the summer gets closer to surrendering to Fall, you might come to realize that you didn’t get anything major finished this year,meant worry, I have a few quick and easy ideas for you to do before the end of summer:

  1.  Create a comic strip or book, possible characters include Lemonade boy and Ice Creambot.
  2. Write an vastly abridged version of a famous novel, such as War and Peace, something like: Out of War comes Peace. Or: War comes before Peace.
  3. Design and build a working rocket to explore Mars with, projected time, 1 hour, give or take due to technical glitches.
  4. Host an ice cream sculpting contest, don’t forget that a snowman of of ice cream takes only a few minutes to make and can be mighty tasty.

There are many other things you can also do before the end of summer, just open your mnmind d and imagine. Or ignore everything and read a comic book.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

The best time of the year?

We’re getting down to the last days of summer now. It’s starting to be easier to see the signs that Fall and Winter is coming. However there are a few good things that are happening right now:

1: Hot chocolate in the morning, Lemonade in the afternoon.
2: The sun goes down early, which is a great excuse to waste the evenings doing what you want without feeling like you need to be busy.
3: It’s warm enough for hot dogs and cool enough (some days) for soup.
4: You can still eat ice cream while reading comic books.
5: You can drink hot chocolate while reading comic books.
6: You don’t need ice for your water.

These are all good reasons to enjoy this time of year, however it isn’t perfect by any means. We have to worry about how rough of a winter it might be, or how mild.
We have to realize that next week we might be shoveling two feet of snow, or that we might not have any snow until December.
There is no perfect time of day to have hot chocolate and ice cream at the same time. If you do try it, any comic book you’re reading will most likely be ruined, I do not suggest this.
I suppose that the one thing that this time of year is good for a meal of soup, salad and sandwish.

So there you have it, this may be a great time of year, but is it the best time of the year? that is a question that doubt will ever be answered definitively.
What do you think?
Thanks for reading!

What now?

What now… that is the question everyone should be asking themselves right now. Summer is unofficially over, Fall hasn’t really begun yet, so we’re trapped in a period of nothingness it seems.
What now? The season for ice cream and lemonade is all but over as well, so we can’t even drown our sorrows in them, nor can we use either as a means to waste time waiting for Fall to arrive.
What now, you ask? I’ll tell you what: comic books and candybars. Those are two things that never go out of season (at least if you don’t mind chocolate smudges on your comic books in the heat of Summer that is).
As we are between Summer and Fall, it’s a perfect time to go and read a comic book you’ve never read before while munching on a candy bar you haven’t had in a while.
Don’t limit yourself to a modern comic book, look at the old ones, there are more comic books than you can shake a rolled up comic book at (please don’t try it, it only ruins the comic book).
The same goes with candy bars, while you could stick with the same old candy bar you’ve eaten all year, why not look around and try something you’ve never tried before? You might find a new favorite.

However, if you’re like me, you’ll just sit back, laugh at anyone who says you can’t eat ice cream after Labor Day and enjoy you ice cream sandwich while reading a comic book, aways keeping a candy bar within reach. for when the ice cream runs out… now if we could just do something about the old comic book series that are long gone…

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment.

Random thoughts for August 29th

Welcome once again to my random thoughts. The horrors of my mind in other words. I hope you enjoy your visit.

This weekend everyone is looking at the ‘End of Summer’, which is not an episode of Doctor Who, no matter how much it sounds like one.

Even though everyone is calling this weekend the end of summer, we really have a few more weeks until Fall begins, just enough time to wonder how hard of a winter it will be before the snow starts flying.

Will a cat-proof terra cotta pot ever be invented? For those of us who prefer not to use plastic pots and have cats that like to run around, I hope so.

Cats play rough with one another, sometime you think they might be out to kill one another, only when it’s too late do you realize the real target is the food you’re carrying.

Cat treats, they are supposed to be just that, treats for cats, but as soon as a cat knows they are there, they turn into another source of food… if the cat like them, if not they get thrown away.

Have you noticed that the unrest in the world never ends? One place flares up while another simmers down until it flares up again, it seems like a perpetual cycle.

For hundreds if not thousands of years, humans have kept trying to predict the future, it’s never really worked. In this day and age you’d think we’d be wiser, but we aren’t. Today we pay people to predict the weather… it still doesn’t work.

Blogging is hard work, it’s even harder when you don’t have any ideas.

Thanks for reading, I hope you’re looking forward to tomorrow night when I ruin some food for the end of summer!