“To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.”

Blame the newspapers. I got a late start because I slept in and had to read the papers and drink a couple of cups of coffee before I could consider the day official.

The papers this morning were riveting. Several articles were head-shaking and even funny in a weird way. The first had to do with Adrian Peterson at his court appearance on the child abuse charge. The funny in a weird way came not from the charge but from Peterson’s stupidity. During his urinalysis he told the worker he had smoked marijuana in violation of his bond agreement. This is a direct quote from the district attorney’s office, ” In light of this statement, and the fact it was made during the urinalysis process, and the term ‘weed’ is a common slang term for marijuana, the state argues that the defendant has smoked marijuana while on bond.” Thank God for the clarification.

I noticed that catchy phrases, mini-headlines, are the in thing. Missing the Target, from the Cape Times, is an article about the SS James Longstreet, a target ship, placed off the coast of Eastham in 1945. I remember in the 70’s when it was still afloat, a rusted, pock-marked relic. Now it is submerged at a full or high tide and is a hazard to navigation as the remaining ship’s bones are hidden by the water and could rip a boat’s hull if the boaters didn’t know they were there; hence, the title.

The Cape Times, of course, highlights local news. An alleged bank robber was arrested when the car in which she was a passenger hit two police cars at a roadblock. In the last two weeks, four Cape banks have been robbed, and this woman allegedly committed the fourth robbery. She must have needed the money as she had just been released from the House of Correction. I’m thinking her choice of a driver was a bit sketchy. The only quote in the article came from a gawker,”I think it’s crazy. I know that drug addiction plays a big part in these robberies, but I also think the economy has a lot to do with it.” That’s someone else to thank for clarification.

In case you were wondering, NASA is ready to observe the speeding comet the size of a mountain on its way to within 87,000 miles of Mars. Whew! I was worried.

It’s official: the travel industry is wary of Ebola. Itineraries of ships have been changed, and they will berth in different ports of call. My favorite line in the whole article was the last,” Princess Cruise Lines is also considering rerouting its 30-day “West African Adventure.”

The morning is chilly but sunny.

That’s the news and the weather report for today!

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12 Comments on ““To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.””

  1. Spaceman Says:

    One of my fav bands – see what you think

    • katry Says:

      I don’t have the same enthusiasm you do. I really liked the beginning ad I like their voices, but I find the loud music a bit of a distraction from their voices.

  2. Hedley Says:

    Would Adrian Peterson smoking a little weed have been a big issue if he had been facing charges in Colorado ?

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Yes, he would be as part of his bond agreement was no drugs.

      • Hedley Says:

        Well, since weed is not an illegal drug in Colorado how would it have been any different to having a cup of coffee or a Bud Light ?

      • katry Says:

        The federal government does not recognize the legality of weed. It is still against the law. One of the problems they had in Colorado was trying to find a bank which would take their cash. All of the banks were afraid they’d get indicted for accepting money from ill gotten gains-drugs. The law was tweak a bit so that money could be deposited.

  3. olof1 Says:

    I love it when they explain the obvious 🙂 lots of it over here too but separating words are an even bigger thing here, lots of laughs every day 🙂

    I think the Norwegian Nobel Peace Price comittee picked two worthy winners this year. One never know who those Norwegians chose but it’s always an interesting choice they make 🙂

    Mixed weather here and it will continue like this for some time they say. I don’t mind as long as I get a chance to use my “new” camera.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      That was just so darn silly. The court must think the average person is an idiot.

      Yes, I agree about their choices for the prize. It rated a huge mention in the Boston Globe.

      Cloudy now with a chill in the air. It will be cold tonight.

      Have a great evening!

  4. MT C Says:

    With all that riveting going, I’m glad to hear that no one was seriously injured, just a paper cut or two.


  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    A target ship named the SS James Longstreet is interesting enough all on its own. 🙂

    I don’t read the papers, except for the local town paper, so I don’t see those stories. I hear them on TV news, though. Mostly I wonder how some stories can be considered news in the first place. The rest of the time I’m usually thinking “You’re an idiot, aren’t’ you?”

    Today was lovely. Sunny and cool. I was hanging around waiting for my snowblower to show up but I got an email saying it wasn’t going to show up after all as it was still backordered. Was I still interested in having it? Yes, I am, but, Amazon, tell me why you sent me an email on Tuesday with a tracking number attached, if it is still on back order?
    As I was typing this I got another one saying it will be here on Thursday. Hmm. We shall see.

    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      The papers gather the best stories and today was especially good. I laughed. I spend a long time reading them in the morning. It is my favorite way to start the day.

      I have had the same sort of weird e-mails on backorders. I have learned to be patient. I keep the e-mails in a separate folder and just delete when the stuff finally appears.One box of Christmas cards arrived today.

      Just got home from my friends’ house where we played a few games and watched the Amazing Race. It is getting chilly.

      Have a wonderful Saturday!

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