Ner (djner) wrote,

the Strawberry invitational cribbage tournament. Water anyone? and fun excitingness.

It was windy earlier, very windy (gusts up to over 40 mph) and now the wind has died down and teh rain allbeit light has continued.

Grandma and I just got done [;auomg amptjer twp crobbage ga,es, both full length games (121 points each) I lost by a bit. WHen you lose by a lot, you are what you call "skunked". They were well fought games, and we enjoyed them immensely.

I was watching the news today, and like I've found in previous times (a roaring rireplace with the AC on), there continue to be oximorons here in Arizona. First Phoenix, it's got lots of pools which I'm assuming you can see as you fly over the metropolis. It's got golf courses which require water. But Phoenix is in one of the driest deserts around (average rainfall 7 inches per year), there are months where Fayetteville gets that much rain altogether. So on the news, they were reporting on the wind and the whitecaps on Tempe Lake. Tempe Lake was created from water that is used ostly for irrigation, and is therefore not using drinking water, but the amount of it (approx 2000 acre feet?) seems like a lot of water to me. Phoenix is about 4 million people and continues to grow (300000 people this year), and yet they continue to use water which, with processing, might be able to be made drinkable. Don't get me wrong, I think it's neat that they've got this lake, who would think that you could go fishing in the middle of Phoenix, but that news story brought up the thought in my mind; what happens when Phoenix truly runs out of water. I'm assuming that there's finite water available, so I wonder if people are just banking on the fact that there will be water restrictions some day and ... I don't know ... maybe they'll haul in icebergs or something? Odd. In reading the Wikipedia article in the link above, I did find the way the dams work pretty fascinating, but one (I do at least) asks how many people we could support with this water. Maybe I'll calculate it on the plane and get back with the info.

Anyway, this news story was reporting at Tempe Beach Park. I'm sure there's not a beach on this lake; I don't know, maybe there is, but a beach? In arizona? That just sounded hilarious to me.

That's all I have for now. Going to go to bed so I can get up early and have breakfast (french toast and hash browns apparently). MMMMMMM!

Before I go though

A Little Christian Humor

Jesus and Satan were having an on-going argument about who was better on the computer. They had been going at it for days, and frankly God was tired of
hearing all the bickering.

Finally fed up, God said, "THAT'S IT! I have had enough. I am going to set up a test that will run for two hours, and from those results, I will judge
who does the better job."

So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.

They moused.
They faxed.
They e-mailed.
They e-mailed with attachments.
They downloaded.
They did spreadsheets!
They wrote reports.
They created labels and cards.
They created charts and graphs.
They did some genealogy reports
They did every job known to man.

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency and Satan was faster than hell.

Then, ten minutes before their time was up, lightning suddenly flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured, and, of course, the power went off.

Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the underworld.

Jesus just sighed.

Finally the electricity came back on, and each of them restarted their computers. Satan started searching frantically, screaming:

"It's gone! It's all GONE! "I lost everything when the power went out!"
Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past two hours of work.

Satan observed this and became irate.

"Wait!" he screamed. "That's not fair! He cheated! How come he has all his work and I don't have any?"

God just shrugged and said,


Will write when I get back to the Ville.
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