◊ One of my favorite bloggers is packing it in, at least for the time being. That would be The Blog Fodder, himself, of The Blog Fodder. This, after 1129 posts (his count).
He's apparently changing some medication, and life is getting a bit challenging. Tiresome, perhaps. It's the medication that he claims keeps us from being crazy. As he explains:
I find when I take [my medications] that other people don't act like complete flaming assholes all the time just to piss me off. If THEY would take Prozac, I wouldn't have to.
Well, um, yes. Best wishes in getting through whatever, Blog Fodder.
◊Bear and J were out of town in the afternoon. Back to our prior home, about half hour's drive south of River City. Friends of ours for the last 30 year, R and N, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Well done, friends. Congratulations!
On our way to the party we stopped to check on which Birds were around:
Crow, Magpie, Coot, Black Duck, Mallard, Blue-Winged Teal, Canada Goose, Yellowlegs, Black Tern, Western Phalerope, Mew Gull, Avocet, Cedar Waxwing, and Harrier (as in Marsh Hawk, not as in British fighter jet). I also saw what might have been a Shrike, but I couldn't be absolutely sure.
Wonderful field trip.
◊ The cubs (i.e., grandchildren) are with us on a sleepover, while their parents celebrate their own anniversary. Hard to believe 17 years. But when son and dil are 40, that can be expected. (If you think turning 40 is "interesting," wait until your children turn 40.)
We're going to watch a movie, about Hairy Potter, the Bear who worked in the greenhouse.
Oh. Excuse me. It's about Harry Potter, the child wizard at Hogwart's School. Something about a firey goblet. Bears of a certain age need to be continually updated on modern literature and all.
◊ I'm making a small change to my blog. NO; I'm installing word verification. (It is getting more readable, but No; I'm not doing that.)
But I have decided to live dangerously. I'm giving up comment moderation (at least in part), and will see what happens. That change will let you see that your comments have been posted right after you click "send."
I don't have any people with Open ID, so that will be fine. But I won't be allowing Anonymous bloggers to leave commercial comments (or non-meat spam). I actually met a nony Moose a few years ago; boy, was he surly, eh. So he does't get to make comments. I know him and his kind. Not here, thanks.
I have no idea of how this will work; if Bear starts to have problems with pesky blogger, I already have a fall-back position.
◊ Turning to the weather, sunny with a high of 23°C in the afternoon. In the evening, clear with a low of 7°C. Tomorrow, 23 and sunny.
And that's the news; I'm Rob-bear.
Blessings and Bear hugs. Eh?