Saturday, August 09, 2008

Bleh...

Obviously, I've not been blogging much. There are several reasons...

I work too much.

It's been too hot and the central air in my apartment isn't working very well.

A gal's gotta sleep sometime!

Seriously though...it's currently 98 degrees outside, 82 inside, and although I usually LOVE LOVE LOVE the hot weather, it is starting to get old.

Today I found myself longing for...

I'm scared to say it...

Are you ready for this...

winter.




17 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I'll bet that a few days would go well with you anyway. Actually, it's not been very hot here -- lots of rain though.

Anvilcloud said...

days of winter, I mean (above)

seventh sister said...

Trade ya one of our 101 days for noe of you 98 days. You really can feel the difference. I hope your heat works better than your a/c.

threecollie said...

No, no, please...no winter...sorry you are hot, but no winter please. lol

thailandchani said...

It's been hot here, too.. and summer is just not a season I can enjoy. Autumn's my favorite.

The only thing summer is good for is outrageously high utility bills.

~*

Rhea said...

I am hoping to see summer weather through September. I love the warm weather. It is a more relaxed time of year. I dread the cold.

KGMom said...

Laurie--I'm with you. I don't like hot weather and I long for winter days.
Fortunately, here in central PA we have had several lovely cool days, here in August. August!--that's usually hot weather time.

Ur-spo said...

i haven't been visiting blogs in a few days - i am always glad to see you posting.
i too long for snow - i haven't seen any in 3 years !!

Squirl said...

Sorry about the heat. That just sucks.

Within Without said...

Oh, cmon...snow? Try living with it and below-freezing temps from October-April, girl!

Then you might not be so wanting it...me, I'm just waitin' for the sun and 80F again, been dull and cool and rainy here the last two days...

Laurie said...

I'm sorry about whining everyone...I had just spent too much time in the sun and a beastly hot apartment.

I'm back to my usual "sunny" self, once again a lover of the summer months.

Thanks for all your comments. Have I told you all how much I love you lately?

You, my dear blogger friends, ROCK!

Hugs,
Laurie

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Winter?

Let’s compromise, Laurie: How about Fall?

Kristen said...

There you are!!! Welcome back -- and for the record, you might not ever want to come visit me in AZ.... teeheehee....HOT!

MsLittlePea said...

HA! Don't say the W word around me!

(I haven't been blogging much either as always in the summer but that's a good thing.)

Mary said...

I understand that longing very well.

I'll tell you this...it was so hot last week that I dreamed I was hugging a snowman in my birthday suit.

Anonymous said...

CITY OF BILLINGS MAYOR RON TUSSING HAS HAD FOUR ETHICS VIOLATION COMPLAINTS FILED AGAINST HIM WITH THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ETHICS
by MONTANA NEWS ASSOCIATION

Billings Mt.,Aug 26, 2008--/MNA PRESS/--Billings Mayor Ron Tussing has had four ethics violations complaints filed against him, with the Billings Board of Ethics. A letter, signed by over 100 citizens, was sent to Judge Russell Fagg, in his capacity as Chair of the Billings Board of Ethics. The four complaints pertain to potential breaches of duty allegedly committed by Ron Tussing in his official capacity as mayor.



According to Montana Code Annotated 2-2-121, public officers are prohibited from using public time, facilities, equipment, supplies, personnel, or funds to solicit support for, or opposition to, local ballot issues. The letter to Judge Fagg outlines four potential issues, in which Ron Tussing may be in violation of Montana State law. Ron Tussing, in his official capacity of mayor, is a member of the Celebrate Billings steering committee and as such, actively campaigned for and supported the passage of the 2006 Billings Ballpark Bond Issue and the 2007 School District 2 Mill Levy. Mayor Tussing also campaigned against the 2006 Repeal of the 2004 Public Safety Mill Levy.



The complainants allege that Mayor Ron Tussing used Billings City time, facilities, equipment and supplies in support for, and opposition to, these ballot issues. The complainants attached over thirty (30) evidentiary exhibits, in support of their claims.



The Billings Board of Ethics will meet to review the complaints. The complainants have requested that all members of the board, who have been appointed by Ron Tussing, be recused from the review process. The complainants also have requested that Victoria Cech, whose husband serves on the Celebrate Billings Steering Committee with Ron Tussing, be recused, as well.



If the Board substantiates the complaints, the next step is to refer the complaints to the Yellowstone County Attorney’s office. The county attorney may then launch investigations into the alleged breaches of duty and fine Ron Tussing between $50 and $1,000, for each substantiated violation.



Ron Tussing is running against Brad Molnar for Public Service Commission District 2.

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