Saturday, June 08, 2024

contentment, panic, alarm, and a chuckle

Nu headed off to a friend's graduation open house, Big A took off for the Cow Pie Classic (what a weird concatenation of words), and my girlfriends' hang got postponed due to rain. So I contentedly puttered around the house, watered the zillion plants, and cleaned everything.

Then I wandered into a discussion about the rising cases of bird flu and how a bird flu pandemic could make Covid look like "a walk in the park." It made me panic a bit, so I took myself off for a long walk. I think I will order some masks and stockpile some beans and bleach though. Just in case. 

Alarmingly, Noam Chomsky's health is reportedly in sharp decline. Also, the U.S. disguised its participating troops as a humanitarian aid convoy (a war crime) instead of actually pursuing meaningful diplomacy for hostages. Why do we favor this kind of military charlatanism over rapprochement? 

Pic: Our flipsy-flopsy Maxie. This puppy makes me chuckle. He's snuggled into my side, his head and front legs are completely hanging off the sofa, his back legs and paws are torpedoed into our long-suffering Huck. And somehow he's fast asleep in this weird position. 

6 comments:

Gillian said...

Funny photo.

Nicole said...

You know that meme of Homer Simpson backing into a hedge? That's exactly how I feel when I hear anything about bird flu or another pandemic. I feel like we are all collectively trying to heal from the mental stress, and I just...now I'm that meme with the octopus skittering away, nope nope nope.

NGS said...

I'm with Nicole! I just don't want to think about a pandemic of greater spread or strength than COVID19. We did not handle that one well on a global scale - imagine the insanity if it was WORSE? Or wait, don't imagine it. Imagine rainbows on a beach with a dog chasing a stick in front of you. That's better.

maya said...

Gillian-- Right :)?

Nicole--I agree with you that we're still dealing with the aftermath of the last pandemic. Slinking away with you, Homer, and that octopus too.

Engie--I love your beach vision more than the "other one."

StephLove said...

Willow sometimes sleeps on her back with her feet pointing up into the air. Or with her head twisted in such a way that it looks like it should snap right off.

maya said...

Steph--that sounds weird and adorable!

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