Thought for the day: "I wasn't planning on going for a run today - but those cops just came out of nowhere!"
the first time since 1967 the summer solstice coincides with a
‘strawberry’ moon and, clouds willing, the sunlight will give way to a
bright moonlit sky.
Despite the name, the moon will not appear pink or red, although it may glow a warm amber. The
romantic label was coined by the Algonquin tribes of North America who
believed June’s full moon signalled the beginning of the strawberry
Other names for the phenomenon in the
Northern Hemisphere include Rose Moon, the Hot Moon, and the Honey Moon,
while in the Southern Hemisphere it is known as the Long Night Moon.
Having a full moon land smack on the solstice is a truly rare event
Having said that it is raining - but it looks as though after a number of weeks we will be able to spring my mother out of hospital today ...
Time for a change of Profile and Cover - it being Monday and all..
So time for a joke...
Danny walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and
sits in the corner of the room, drinking a sip out of each pint in turn.
When he had finished all three, he went back to the bar and ordered
The barman says, “You know a pint goes flat soon after I pull it . Your pints would taste better if you bought one at a time.”
Danny replies, “Well now, I have two brothers, one is in America and
the other in Australia and here I am in Dublin . When we all left
home, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days we all
drank together.” The barman admits that this is a nice custom and says
no more. Danny becomes a regular customer and always drinks the same way
… ordering three pints and drinking a sip out of each in turn, until
they are finished. One day, he comes in and orders just two pints. All
the other regulars in the bar notice and fall silent. When he goes back
to the bar for the second round, the barman says, "I don’t want to
intrude on your grief but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great
loss." Danny looks confused for a moment, then the penny drops and he
starts to laugh, “Oh no,” he says, “Bejesus, everyone is fine! Its me …
I’ve quit drinking!”
Day 1 of current Dry Period - I raise a glass of diet coke