Early Winter?

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Well, according the Farmer’s Almanac and some of the old timers I know, we just may experience a early, colder-than-normal winter.  I’m wondering if any of this will be brought on by the hurricane season?

Recently I posted on Facebook about the fact I’m ready for college football and the weather to go along with it.  A good friend and retired coworker told me I could stick that cold weather up my butt.  I had to explain I was ready for late-October temperatures, NOT winter weather.  She understood my sentiment after that.  Unfortunately, we may not have much of a Fall season this year.  Fall is my favorite time of the year, mainly because here in Texas we get to enjoy cooler temperatures after a usually hot summer, (American) football, Halloween, Thanksgiving and leaves turning colors.  I’m not a polar bear.  I’m not a fan of winter.  Old football and wrestling injuries come back to haunt me and I just generally don’t like being out-and-out cold.

I guess Ned Stark was right.  Winter IS coming.

Just Walk Away

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“Just walk away.” Yep, that’s what Humongous said to Mad Max and the rest of the good guys in The Road Warrior regarding the gasoline in the refinery.

For those who don’t remember or may not have seen the movie, there was a gas shortage that made the fuel one of the most precious commodities on the planet. Well, folks, according to FEMA, thanks to Hurry Harvey, Texas gas stations may experience fuel shortages this upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Now, I’m not saying to grab your shotgun, strap on a set of football shoulder pads and you and your dog jump into the last of the V8 interceptors to live out next weekend as a post-apocalyptic survivor. What I am going to say is you might want to buy yourself a large fuel container and stock up on a few extra gallons of gas to get yourself and your loved ones through the potential rough patch.

Oh, and get yourself a box or two of shotgun shells while you’re at it if so behooves you.

Allegiance

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I was in my local Wal-Mart this morning to pick up some photos my younger son and I dropped off yesterday for developing and I was perusing the men’s t-shirt department and I got the bright idea to see what it would cost to create my own t-shirt design featuring the Chaos Star so I could visually pledge my allegiance to the Ruinous Powers.

I walked around adding up in my head what it would cost to get all the supplies and I eventually decided that with a blank shirt, paint, letter stencils and so on and so forth, I would only save $3 compared to what I would spend by ordering an already printed one off the internet. Granted, if I went ahead and created my own, it would quite likely be a one of a kind, but that’s not at the top of my priority list. There’s too many things to do right now before I take time to make a t-shirt I really don’t need.