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Happy Almost Mother’s Day . . .

We spent a time this morning sitting out on the patio with our coffee, while wondering how much longer we’ll be able to do this before it gets too hot.

So we’ll just have to enjoy it while it lasts.

Yesterday Brandi posted something Landon gave her for Mother’s Day, and it brought tears to everyone’s eyes.

Landon Mother's Day Gift 500

Brandi said he did this completely on his own, typing it up and decorating it, and every line relates to something about our families.

So sweet.

Oh, BTW He’s ten.

And following up on this, about 4pm we met Brandi, Lowell, and Landon up at Floyd’s Cajun Seafood in Webster for a Mother’s Day get-together.

While Jan got her usual Catfish Filets and Veggies,

Floyd's Catfish and Veggies

I tried something new on the menu, their version of a Wedge Salad.

Floyd's Wedge Salad

Really good, and a great addition to their menu.

Lowell got his favorite Chicken Fried Chicken and Fries,

Floyd's Chicken Fried Chicken 20210508

while Brandi got the Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes.

Floyd's CFS 20210508

Just as delicious as always, and why we’ve been eating here for over 20 years.

Brandi brought along some of the product from her backyard hydroponic garden, Butter Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Thyme, and Baby Zucchini.

It started like this,

Brandi's Hydroponic 1

And a few weeks later, it looks like this.

Brandi's Hydroponic 2

Looking forward to adding this to next week’s salads.

And on another restaurant note, our long-lamented Monterey’s Mexican Kitchen, the one in Dickinson that never reopened after damage from Hurricane Harvey, is scheduled to reopen soon. At least that’s what the banner says that just went up on the front. They’ve been working on it for a couple of months, so it looks like it’s almost done.

Looking forward to it.

Looks like the Chinese booster rocket should be coming down in the next few hours, but no one yet knows where. And we may not until it actually hits something. Or someone, I guess.

It’s like one someone said, paraphrasing Yakov Smirnoff, “In America, you go to Space Station. In China, Space Station come to you”.


Thought For The Day:

Calvin & Hobbes - History

News From Around The Web . . .

Lizards and flatworms can do it, so why can’t we?

Persuading the Body to Regenerate Its Limbs

Humans can regrow their liver, and children under the age of 7 or so can regrowth their fingertips. So why not a new arm?

Cost of Colorado’s forced wolf introduction already rising; a ‘circular self-destruction formula’

According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, after the 1994 forced wolf introduction to Yellowstone National Park, through 2012, elk herds decreased by more than 80%. Most of the natural dispersion of wolves in the west since 1994 centers on the Yellowstone packs. As wolf populations increase and prey species decrease wolves migrate in search of better prey opportunities and open range for the new packs.

And then there’s the moose.

In Wisconsin, Minnesota and Alaska moose calves are a favorite food source for wolves, particularly in winter, and moose populations have suffered under wolf-protection laws.

China recently launched the first 22.5 metric ton segment of their new space station into orbit, using a 23 ton booster. Which is still up there, but on it’s way back down. And experts expect tons of it to reach the earth.

And no one knows exactly where or when it’s coming back down. But probably sometime this weekend. Maybe they should have checked with Elon Musk. He seems to be able to get his boosters back on the ground in one piece.

So Keep Watching The Skies!

Cue the Twilight Zone theme.

From the start, Elon Musk has said he started SpaceX because he wants to go to Mars. He has plans for the first trip in the next few years, and would like to have a colony up and going by sometime in the 2030’s.

Now in one of those really weird coincidences, or maybe it’s one of those Nostradamusy things, but back in 1952, almost 70 years ago, Wernher von Braun (yes, that guy) wrote a science fiction novel called “Project Mars”.

In the book, a guy named ‘Elon’ helped settle and govern the Mars colony.

So prophecy, or is Elon just a time traveler, back from the future? That might explain how he’s been able to do all these things at SpaceX that NASA as much as said was impossible.


CoVid News

Yikes!

Bald men are up to 2.5 TIMES more likely to suffer severe COVID-19 than males with a full head of hair.

Bees Have Been Trained to Smell COVID-19 And Identify a Case Within Seconds

Now if they could just be trained to inject you with the cure, it would be perfect.


One last thing about the Kroger’s Rx Club is that they not only have people meds, but also ones for your pets.

So of course, you have to put your pet on the plan too. That’s why our plan account looks like this.

Kroger Person Codes

The pharmacist thought it was pretty funny. Said she’d never seen anyone actually put their pet on the plan before until they needed it.


Disneyland’s new Snow White ride adds magic, but also a new problem

Apparently some people are very upset at Disneyland’s redo of Snow White’s Scary Adventure.

It seems that Prince Charming should not have kissed Snow White without her consent. And since he didn’t wait for her OK, he was guilty of Sexual Assault.

So Prince Charming should have just let her lie there and rot?


Thought For The Day:

Black Holes

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