“Interesting fact: a shark will only attack you if you’re wet.”

The day is beautiful but warm and getting warmer. Gracie and I spent the earlier morning on the deck. I read the papers and watched the birds. Sometimes, though, I was so taken I put the paper aside and just watched. The chickadees are the most numerous. I saw two chasing each other. I don’t know if they were amorous or angry. A few nuthatches and tufted titmice also flew in for a few seeds. They waited patiently on branches for the chickadees to leave. I could hear a woodpecker at a pine tree. The fountain, filled with water, splashed and burbled. Gracie thinks it’s a bubbler, a water fountain, so I have to keep filling it. The loud sound of a mower from next door broke the magic of the deck so Gracie and I came inside.

I have to leave the house today to do three errands. I’m hoping they won’t take too long. I have mapped the route, a summer necessity to avoid traffic though today is too nice a beach day to expect tourists on the road.

It will be hot today. It is already 82˚ but won’t get much higher. Tonight will be in the 60’s.  If I controlled the weather, I would make today just the way it is and the way it will be tonight.

I brought my camera with me to the deck and took pictures of the deck and the birds. The flowers in the clay pots are blooming. They are mostly on the long rail, but a few big ones are the deck where it ends. I love the look of the clay pots and the wooden flower boxes planted with herbs which are on one smaller rail. When I sit at the table, I can smell basil.

I’m still watching shark movies on Syfy. With most television programs being reruns, I watch baseball or sharks. The Sox won last night and so did the sharks until the end of the movie. We get to watch them devour people before the sharks are blown up which seems to be the only way to kill dinoshark, atomic shark, ghost shark, ice shark, roboshark and so many others, all man eaters. That five headed shark, Sunday’s movie, shared the victims. One head ate a half while another head ate the other half. The front end of the shark had four heads so I felt gypped until they showed the fifth head on the tail. It never seemed to eat but its jaw kept opening and closing.

Jaws was made in Cape waters, and when the first great whites showed up off the coast, there was a sort of Jaws frenzy. Last year 68 various kinds of sharks were spotted off Cape Cod. If they ever start feasting on tourists I may do nothing, but that could prickle my conscience so I’ll explain from my Syfy experience that blowing them up is the only solution.

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10 Comments on ““Interesting fact: a shark will only attack you if you’re wet.””

  1. Morpfy Says:

    good afternoon to all

  2. olof1 Says:

    We’ve had a rather pleasant day over here, mostly sunny, just above 70F and a wind just enough strong to keep the flies away 🙂

    I really should do some errands tomorrow but I think I’ll do them on Thursday instead and on Friday I’ll have the second shot of vaccine towards tbe. My neighbor is most likely having it right now and he’s in a bad shape. They didn’t do much at the hospital, just told him to try another kind og anti inflammatory medicine than the one he used so far. I can’t understand why they didn’t prescribe something stronger than the non prescrition ones?!

    Thet poor fifth head on that shark couldn’t have gotten lots to eat 🙂 All the other heads had already eaten most of the humans so there would only be leftovers for it 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Those flies just don’t seem to disappear. I’m glad our fly season is so short.

      I have to have a blood test today and pick up a prescription for eye drops I need to use before the laser next week. I am late on the blood test so I haven to go.

      That fifth head didn’t seem to eat a thing. I figure that’s why its mouth kept opening and closing.

      Enjoy the evening!!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I’m having difficulty figuring out the digestive system of a 5 headed shark. Four heads eat. The fifth head is on the tail so not well placed to be the outlet for the other four heads. Seems like overkill.

    My laundry is also still in the washer. It’s the second time I’ve washed it because I left it in the washer. The dogs need to be walked so I’ll stroll by the cellar door and toss the clothes into the dryer.

    The thistle is in bloom so the goldfinches are hanging around. It’s great to watch their rollercoaster flight pattern. I haven’t seen any chickadees but there are lots of robins, cardinals, English sparrows and grackles. There’s a gang of three crows that patrols the neighborhood commenting on all that transpires.

    Today was warm and humid with puffy white clouds in the sky.

    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I figure Syfy ran out of ideas for their shark protagonists. Their sharks have a variety of ailments, most unbelievable, and weird body configurations. I didn’t see the tail head until well into the movie. The eating part with the our heads was a bit gross.

      My laundry was rewashed and needs to go into the dryer. That’s next.

      I have one goldfinch who drops by, but I disappointed him as I haven’t filled the thistle. I did buy some more the other day. I have to haul it out of the car. A female cardinal is also a visitor. The chickadees, though, are many. I used to have grackles but haven’t in several years.

      The weather really got hot here. I turned on the AC and luxuriated in the coldness. I have just opened doors and windows as it is much cooler.

      Have a wonderful evening!

  4. Bob Says:

    The Rangers traded Yu Darvish to the Dodgers for three prospects which means they consider their season over. Adrian Beltre got his 3,000 hit and Pudge Rodrigues was inducted into the Hall in Cooperstown. The Rangers can now go quietly into the off season while the Cowboys season is just beginning.

    Today was cloudy and cooler with the high in the mid 90s. Normally August is just a solid month of clear skies and hot temperatures. This is the down hill time of the summer descending down towards the start of school, Labor Day and the beginning of the holiday selling season. Some people call them the dog days of August.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I’m watching the Sox, and it is the worst game Sales has pitched the whole season. They are behind 7-5. The Sox fell out of first place last week, but the season still has a way to go.

      Today was hot. It got to 80˚ according to my car. I was out doing errands and even though the store, my last stop, was air conditioned I got sweaty and couldn’t wait to get into my cool car and cold house.

      This is our hottest month.

      • Bob Says:

        August is also our hottest and driest. You know it’s going to be a hot day when it’s 80 degrees at seven in the morning.
        Air conditioning is not a luxury here it’s a necessity.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I didn’t have central AC for a long time, and I survived with one in my bedroom window. When I was redoing my house about 10 or so years ago, I put in the central air. Now I wonder how I lived without it.


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