I know it’s early in the day, but no Rapture yet. I’m not holding my breath; I’ve got plans for tomorrow. The insane old croaker predicting the end of the world today was wrong in 1994, and he’s wrong now.
He’s making a lot of money off his scam, though. What an asshole.
Speaking of scumbags: In Mesa, AZ, a woman threatened Dairy Queen employees with a (thankfully fake) grenade. Article complete with “there ain’t enough cheap Scotch and Viagra in the world” mug shot. Excerpt:
Police say a woman entered a Dairy Queen restaurant and threatened employees with a grenade.
When 30-year-old Renee Deshaies attempted to leave the scene near Olive and Main Street, she still had the grenade in her hand.
The victims believed the grenade was real and feared for their safety.
Police say the grenade was not real and was only used for training purposes.
When Deshaies was interviewed, she believed it was real.
Saturday it may be and Saturday indeed it is, but I have a tight deadline and so a full day of work beckons. This has been an interesting project so far, in spite of the long hours, but the fun part will come on the second go-round, when I return to America’s own little Caribbean paradise for another 3-4 weeks of normal office hours, leaving me more weekend time to explore. I do have a free day Sunday, when I plan to wander down south to the Caribbean shore around Guayama or Salinas.
This little island is interesting. I’m staying in the town of Caguas, south of the capital of San Juan. Here north of the central mountains it rains a lot – like it has all this week. South of the mountains lies a rain shadow, and the country is a lot drier. I’m used to dry country, so that suits. And the south coast attracts fewer visitors, which also suits. I’ll find out in person tomorrow.
Stay tuned, True Believers! Photos of the Caribbean coast will follow.