Had a nice birthday dinner for my wife with friends last night. We went to the Thai Orchid Restaurant. As usual, it was very good. It was also Kate’s birthday, the blonde in the top two pictures below.
We all stayed up too late last night and I, for one am dragging this morning. Tomorrow will be a long day as well, I’m going to Cayman Brac for work for the day. It will be a 14 hour day, minimum. Hope I can get some extra sleep tonight!
God should just kill us all now. We’re not worthy of this planet.
I just read an article that alarms me greatly and quite literally, makes me sick.
In hindsight, I should have known we were doing it. And of course, it’s worse than I can imagine. And you know the humans are doing it on purpose, because it’s the easy way and they can get away with it.
I’m talking about humans dumping garbage at sea. Humans allowing litter to enter waterways, lakes and oceans.
Look at the video below, look at all the plastic bottles. (in the video, there’s a date in the upper left, so I’m not sure this is really 10 years after the tsunami, or even that is is garbage from the tsunami, but it’s disgusting anyway)
Nowhere is exempt
Imagine underwater garbage dumps with a garbage density greater than that of a landfill.
Like so many things, by the time you hear about it, it’s already pretty much too late. I think plastic is the worst. Here, the only beach litter you find is plastic, pretty much. I’ve avoided generating plastic waste for years, it’s literally impossible, all we can do is the best we can, but too many of us don’t seem to try at all or even care.
Today is the day! The Perseverance robot heads for its daunting landing. I read that only 40% of Mars landings have been successful.
This expensive lander is as big as a car and there’s also a helicopter!
I’ll be following the play by play today and hope for total success! FYI, 20:00 GMT equals 3 PM Cayman time, which is the same as EST. Below is the NASA Live Stream that should be covering it.
Yesterday was a holiday here. I started mowing the yard, then the mower broke so I repaired it and finished mowing. Then it got cloudy but rained everywhere but here. I took a nap and went out for a burger. And I cleaned my desk insides.
Woke up thinking the Perseverance Lander was going to land on Mars today, but that’s not today, it’s Thursday.
So instead I’ll post about Fat Tuesday, the beginning of Mardi Gras.
I don’t know anything about Mardi Gras, I’ve never been. I know it’s a party in the streets in New Orleans. Any reason to party in the streets is a good reason, as far as I’m concerned.
The internet has fliers, schedules of events and notices that it’s canceled. I don’t know what’s going on up there.
Mardi Gras is the first outdoor event of spring, signaling the end of winter and the start of the outdoor season. And Fat Tuesday is the start of Mardi Gras, so HAPPY SUMMER (to the northern hemisphere)!
On the map, I saw a company called ComAv. Our contractor here is AVCOM. I clicked on their name on the map.
The image that opened for them had a Cayman Airways jet, very predominantly shown. I almost didn’t notice or pay any attention, because, living here, I see Cayman Airways jets and pictures of them all the time. But my slow, dim brain said “hey, wait a minute, but that’s not in Cayman!.”
For a while, during the Max 8 grounding, Cayman Air had one of our new Max 8s up there for storage. Somehow, the ComAv pic got taken when it was parked out front.
I have all the weather apps above. I trust none of them. Seriously, I look and still feel like I’ve received no information at all.
Right now, it’s about 100% cloudy, all the apps say it’s clear, except one, “Weather Forecast”, second from the top left. Cayman Islands Weather Service app always says rain. I don’t even think they have any sunny icons.
Dive boat operators have good weather apps. They’re always moving their boats to the appropriate side of the island the day before the weather. But their source of info seems to be the world’s greatest secret.
I wanna ride my scooter, but I’m taking the van. Again. I got rained on Monday or Tuesday.
Have a wonderful, sunny weekend! Happy Friday! And tell me, what’s your weather app?