If I were seeking signs of an impending apocalypse now might be a good time for it. There was last night’s brilliant fireball streaking across skies over the Midwest, with its smoke plume visible on Doppler Radar. But no cause for alarm. Just a meteor. Or was it?
Then there’s Iceland, with its volcanic activity. These photos are particularly amazing but the eruption is causing problems, what with ash is grounding flights in UK and Northern Europe. And in the U.S. it is TAX DAY today. Thankfully I don’t have to pay in. The combination of my income/single parenthood/homeownership means I generally receive a refund. A fact I will celebrate tonight by procuring the services of my babysitter/friend so I can step out to see some local bands I enjoy.
Really, I don’t see signs that the end is nigh. Life is good (but trouble will come when you least expect it). And the weather has been particularly mild in Minnesota this Spring (which is suspicious, in and of itself). Which has me thinking about BBQs and road trips. The usual suspects near Lake Pepin - Pizza Farm and Lark Toys. Day trips to Duluth. Possibly a return to Chicago (it’s been since 2007!) and I’ve just learned about a friend’s Taco Farm. Though it doesn’t sound like it will be very vegan-friendly it would still be worth the trek to Turtle Lake, with the right companions. To that end I’ve been putting together new summer 2010 road trip playlists. But listening to them right now is making me want to get up and GO. Instead I’ll be content to lounge on my sunny front porch. For now.