It's a weird, weird world we live in. Of course, I didn't write the news, I just collect it. Here's some of my favorite family, local, national and world news.
- A headline from Phoenix made me realize that I am still (or always will be) a child at heart. Perhaps that should be "childish." Two escaped llamas had the Phoenix police on their toes, ending with a cowboy-worthy lassoing of the llamas on the lam. Every time I saw a news posting about the Llama Drama, it made me laugh; that's so much better than the regular news.
- Southern California beaches were covered in snow! The real kind, not the Studio 54 slang-term kind of snow. Further research seemed to indicate it was hail and ice - not any better news for the bikini crowd. I wonder if everyone in Huntington Beach had a winter coat...
- Huffington Post reported that Louisville, Kentucky, smells like mildew and no one knows why. I've been to Louisville and noticed an abnormal amount of tennis shoes hanging from phone poles and wires; is it any crazier to surmise they might be mildewed by now? That's my vote.
- Misguided teens have a penchant for tagging walls, overpasses, or any available surface. Thus was the fate of the Houck Covered Bridge in Putnam County, Indiana, UPI reported. The 135-year-old bridge had just been refurbished to the tune of 1.7 million dollars in 2014. Last week, it was vandalized with spray painted swastikas and large letters stating HAIL SATIN. The police think it was juveniles. Uh...yeah. And don't they feel cool now? My other thought was that this might be a group of wild, free thinking seamstresses. Face it, satin is pretty awesome...
- Chuck Shepherd's Weird Universe had an item that caused me to pause and ponder. Hats off to Dole Japan for creating the wearable banana (get your hands off that keyboard, Shady Dell Knight...I'm not done yet). No athlete should be without one. The gadget is made of some sort of electrical wiring inside of the banana skin which then relays information about heart rate, race time and supportive tweets from other racers. Apparently, it also helps the runner pace their banana eating (it announces when it's time to eat a banana).
- Psychic Future News: Runner chokes on wire inside a banana.
Keep it weird, peeps. Eat a banana now.