The media has coined another new phrase – Whiplash Weather – referring to the extreme changes in temperature and weather conditions that the upper midwest and the east have been experiencing recently. Obviously those journalists have not been in Texas very often for long periods of time. There has been an expression here – if you don’t like the weather, just wait a day – for as long as I have lived here, and that has been over forty years.
It is not unusual at all to have temperatures in the 60s one day and snow the next.
Granted, our weather and climate changes have been wonky for some time now, and only a few people are still convinced we aren’t experiencing climate change due to global warming. I just find it ironic that so many people don’t recognize a serious issue until the media puts some kind of label on it.
Now for some fun with the comics. This from Baby Blues I can so relate to. Wanda is in bed sleeping and Hammie comes in and taps her on the shoulder until she wakes up. “Hammie, what’s wrong?”
“Nothing. But as log as you’re up, will you get me a drink of water?”
And here’s another good one from Wiley’s Dictionary at B.C. The definition of “babbling brook.”
“What Brook becomes after her second glass of wine.”
Literary Lessons: This is from The Weeping Chamber by Sigmund Brouwer “A man is a fool if he thinks he rules his own house.”