5 Tips on How to Avoid Germans on PlanesOf course, I was immediately drawn to the article with this headline. Only after reading its first paragraph, however, did I realize I'd misread the headline "5 Tips on How to Avoid Germs on Planes." (with apologies to all my good German friends -- it was an article about reducing one's odds of contracting the N1H1 flu virus if traveling by air this fall)
Juarez drug war stats update.
More than 180 homicides have occurred in Juárez so far this month. This is an exciting statistic because it puts our sister city on a pace to break August's record setting homicide total of 300! I'm not Favreing (lying to) you!
If the violence continues to escalate, each new month will surpass the all-time deadliest record of the month before! Which is akin to each game Brett Favre steps on the football field to play, NFL record books must be revised.
Will it be a Revolution? Civil War? (Uncivil War?)
I'm always confused by whether it will be a civil war or revolution that ignites in this country next year. Hence, I've taken the liberty of coining a new term. In that Americans will be warring against each other and fighting their government all at the same time, how about calling it The Civilutionary War?
As a result, Mrs. Dada and I are driving up to the High Desert Brewing Company in Las Cruces soon to discuss the idea of starting a pool. (Any thing for a chance to share a couple pints of IPA ale with friends, right?) For $10 a chance, you can draw one of the 50 chances, each representing a state in which the very first shots of the Civilutionary War might be fired. That will give the winner a tidy sum of $500 with which to buy ammo. (That is, assuming they can find someone still selling any.)
And now, a little prep video for our upcoming Civilutionary War.
Finally, for something a little lighter and whole lot more fun....
Chalk the Block "Oh, oh!"
The Second Annual Chalk the Block festivities kick off from 5-10 p.m. this evening. Reading over the list of activities for the ongoing weekend of fun, it sounds like this year's art fest promises to be much bigger and better than last years. It resumes tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. The idea was to give artists a chance to do their work in the cooler parts of the day(s).
I hope to go down this evening, weather permitting, take some pictures and look for our friend Wendy Reyes whom we met there last year and is participating again this year. I plan to be back tomorrow morn around 6:00. I've always wanted to be downtown in the early morning's light to take a few pics. Later in the afternoon, we'll go back for the awards to the winning artists. (Hopefully the ceremony won't be emceed by Kanye West.)
The "Oh, oh!" factor? The weather calls for thunder storms later today. (We had some good ones last night.) I don't think rain would be good for sidewalk chalk art. Let us pray.