There might not be any “Quotes From Here and There” this week. It’s in my drafts and I opened it so I could post it. Normally there would already be at least four quotes in it but, to my surprise, there’s only one. Oops. Well, I could scramble trying to find a few more good quotes or I could just save it for next week. I don’t know yet which I will do. It depends on how much time I have to waste later. I already have my “Sunday Sententia” but I need to hurry up and look for a “Saturday Smile”. And then there’s all the “real life” stuff I need to do today.
I had what you could probably call a “senior moment” yesterday but I’m going to blame it on the media. On the news they were talking about Hurricane Gustav, which appears to be headed for New Orleans, and worries that it might disrupt the Republican Convention. And it wasn’t just once; they’ve been going on and on about it for a couple of days, tying the hurricane and the convention together. Now I knew that the convention is going to be in Minnesota but somehow, hearing New Orleans, Hurricane Gustav, and Republican Convention in the same breath over and over again I got it into my head that the convention was in New Orleans. You know, with America’s increasingly aging population they ought to be more careful about that sort of thing. There’s no telling what kind of confusion they might cause.