Monday, June 30, 2008

Smokey if it's a noun,..smoky if it's an adjective.

As in,'Smokey The Bear thinks it wonderful that it's no longer smoky in O-Town'..

Thanks to some selfless efforts on the part of firefighters from across the state,and a mild delta breeze wafting up from San Francisco,we finally got to see some blue skies this very day!
Our air quality has been upgraded to 'hazy'.

I just don't know what 'Hazey' The Ring-Tailed Bandicoot thinks about that,but I'm happy as hell.


At 5:59 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

Oh my gosh, we LOVE our firefighters, don't we? Of course, if it wasn't for their amazing, heroic, completely unwhiney work, I'd think they hired ours in Santa Barbara just for how hot they are. It's kind of like Hooters with hoses and helmets.

At 6:19 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

goddess bless firefighters....

At 6:26 PM , Blogger Sling said...

booda babe- I've got nothin' but admiration for those guys.
They are seriously working 24 hour shifts here in NorCal.
24 FREAKIN' HOURS!..of battling not just the whims of several hundred wildfires,but the difficult terrain.
Lookin' hot the whole time. easy task.

At 6:34 PM , Blogger Sling said...

yellerdawg- You should see the firefighting vehicles traveling the area.
From as far south as San Diego,and east to Reno NV.
They left their homes and families to help protect our litlle corner of the planet,and didn't skip a beat when they were needed.
They rock!

At 6:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we bid farewell to that strange alien sun. May you never have to look upon it again. 'course, it was very very pretty.

At 6:59 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Hat- Plus!..I can clearly see your comment with my new found X-ray vision and,..oh my!

At 7:06 PM , Blogger Nunnie's Attic said...

Well since all it seems to fucking do in this part of the country is rain, consistently and hard...I'm totally jealous!

Hats off to those men on the ladders!


At 7:21 PM , Blogger Sling said...

julie- I hear ya jules.
I've been watching the weather across the country,and reading my buddies blogs,(JP just witnessed a freakin' tornado!),and feel pretty lucky that I've only had to endure some minor smoke irritation.
I really don't wanna scream 'Global warming!'..but damm.

At 8:41 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

Oh I feel you on the smoke...hopefully they will get those fires out soon. I think firemen and firechicks are hot. I am glad you are smoke free now tho. Please tell everyone it is okay to fire up their SUV's and whatever else they have to continue in our quest to destroy the earth.

At 9:04 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Sage- Oh,don't fret.
No doubt,the beautiful people will storm the draught parched country side in their planet killer SUV's.
In the meantime,it looks as though fireworks will be banned for the first time in our little hamlet,due to the destructive nature of small children with sparklers.
No shit.

At 6:55 AM , Blogger LostInCO said...

Nothing like blue skies! I used to date a firechick.

At 7:35 AM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

i wish that i had the same benefit package and pension as most firemen.

i say ban fireworks forever! they drive a lot of dogs into full scale panic including a certain dog i know.

At 2:53 PM , Blogger Serena Joy said...

Thank goodness for blue skies, even if they are a bit hazy. Those fires and all that smoke would scare the crap out of me.

At 3:07 PM , Blogger Allan said...

Are you happy or Happey?
Either way (or both)is good, I think..

At 3:16 PM , Blogger cs said...

Glad to hear all is well and chippery in O'Town. I can relate to the doggone hair standing on the back of the neck when it comes to fire storms...been through 1 in San Diego and the old timers up here keep saying we are due Idahodee much timber it's like an Ohio Matchbox.

Praise the saints you have clean ozone your way...amen!

At 4:05 PM , Blogger danny/ink2metal said...


i know how hazy it got for us way down here along the bay so i can only imagine the smoke clouds you have been living under.

hopefully, the 1400 fires in california get put out completely a.s.a.p.!

At 7:10 PM , Blogger Sling said...

lostinco- 'Blue skies,smilin' at me.Nothin' but blue skies(and a little haze.Not much,but still),do I see'..
I love that song! :)

billy P.-I know dogs can be especially sensitive to fireworks.As a matter of little interest,I was hospitalized on the 4th of July when I was 8 years old,for severe stomach pain...Turns out,it was an ulcer.
..guess I was high strung for my age.

allan- I'm happy that this crap seeems to be getting under control..
Happey the clown says.'..C'mere kid..I got somethin' I wanna show ya.'..
..That creeps me out.

CS- It's like an Ohio matchbox in Idaho?
Odlly enough,I understand what you mean. ;)

danny- Thanks for sending the delta breeze our way my friend!
It really helps.

serena joy- There's little danger from the fires here in O-Town.
More of a nuisance than anything else.
I worry more about my buddies that live up the hill,nearer the actual fires.
So far,no loss of property among them, :)

At 8:26 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Ding dong. And I thought the lines of fire vehicles travelling past us when we were there was impressive. Those cats are the's not just that they risk life and limb and leave their families etc etc to fight these fires but it's not like they do it in tanks and shorts, you know? Those men and women are frakking heroes every frakking day.

At 8:42 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Yay!--that's a good sign, huh? :)

At 8:10 AM , Blogger andrea said...

And while on your title: Whiskey if it's Irish or American and Whisky if it's Scotch or Canadian. I read somewhere that the Irish and American changed the spelling to distance themselves from the bad whisky being produced in Scots distilleries in the late 1800s. My, how times have changed!

At 2:51 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

I was going to comment on how good our bushfire fighters are also - and they are, till I saw Andrea's comment about the spelling of Whiskey - I always spell it with an e - some say that the scots were too frugal to add the "E" into the word - maybe it was always spelt with an E because the Irish invented every invention known to man and thats a fact.

At 6:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naja, ob das alles so richtig ist..


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