Friday, December 26, 2014

Billions and billions of... dollars

LA Metro Orange Line bus eventually to be light rail line. 
Bus trips are down since 1985.  Bus plus rail trips are down since 1985.  LA has invested $15b making that happen.  Imagine if they spent more. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Carnage

Not a wrapper left wrapped.
And even teh kittehs were exhausted. 

He came! He really does Exist!

Ahhh... first world problems. 



The scribes have confirmed this joyous occasion. The days are no longer getting shorter. The Earth will indeed be reborn and not slip into that dark night. 


Wishing everyone a solemn Alban Arthan as we honor the souls of the trees we sacrifice then deify in our living rooms. Hang the revered kerm-oak, drink the blessed wassail. "Yule" feel so much better. The Norse had the right idea taking 12 days for Jole. The oak was the ‘king of the forest.’ One possible source of the word ‘Druid’ is in the Gaelic word for oak, ‘drui.’ So the burning of the Yule log of oak signified the return of the Oak King at the rebirth of the Sun. Oh and all the recent religion adherents that have since renamed these Christmas, Christmas Trees, holly, sacramental wine and the 12 days of Christmas as if changing the name makes a difference; Merry Christmas.

Anyway, We got the Druids covered and I need to add Joyous Saturnalia so the pagans are taken care of as well so all that remains is... to open presents!


Hopefully stag_mark is relieved at the improved present to tree ratio.   As to the first tree seen above.  Mrs Dawg's mom passed this year and we inherited the childhood legacy.  So it is a two tree year.  I suspect a new tradition in the making.