Friday, July 25, 2014

Dry Desert Storm



The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
--Albert Einstein

Yesterday at 3:30 P.M. as I prepared to watch Jeopardy, a strange noise caught my attention. I glanced out the back window and saw the tree limbs being violently hurled about in a continuous gale of wind, and the desert sand just outside the fence was being blown horizontally in a miniature storm.

I ran to the bedroom to get my camera but by the time I got back outside the storm had faded into normal hot, dry sunshine. The only damage I could see was an overturned flower pot... which Eva sniffed at and snuffled sufficiently to ease her curiosity.


Mountains In The Mist

6 A.M. 7/25/14  Tucson, AZ


Did You Know . . .?

In 1880, the Queen of Thailand drowned even though her subjects were present at the time. Her subjects were forbidden to touch the queen.



On this day in 2000, an Air France Concorde jet crashed upon takeoff in Paris killing everyone onboard as well as four people on the ground. The Concorde, the world's fastest commercial jet, had enjoyed an exemplary safety record up to that point, with no crashes in the plane's 31-year history. The Concorde fleet was grounded in the wake of this disaster while the cause was investigated. Concorde jets went back into service in November 2001, but a series of minor problems prompted both Air France and British Airways to end Concorde service permanently in October 2003.



1. the desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.
2. a curious, rare, or novel thing.
3. a strange, curious, or interesting quality.



(born July 25, 1967)
Matt LeBlanc is an American actor, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcom, Friends and its spin-off Joey.

(July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008)
Estelle Getty was an American actress, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992.

(born July 25, 1935)
Barbara Harris is an American actress who was a Broadway stage star and later became a movie actress. She appeared in such movies as A Thousand Clowns, Plaza Suite, Nashville, Family Plot, Freaky Friday, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Grosse Pointe Blank.

(born July 25, 1976)
Tera Patrick is a former American actress.


Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
--Zora Neale Hurston



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