A Crock of Malarkey


Mini Cooper S at Pennypack Park on the Delaware .

The Red Devil’s back and almost ready for that road trip.

Cooper is looking good for being a twelve-year-old car, don’t you think?

Converting that to dog years makes the auto eighty-four. Hope I look as good if lucky to reach that age.

Made an appointment to take it in for state inspection on Monday morning at a station roughly a mile from where I live.

I’ll be able to walk home after dropping it off, and catch some shut-eye in the meantime before picking it back up by the end of the day.

Then we’ll be officially back on the road again.

The Bloody Heat Wave Continues

Hot in Philly

Lardner’s Point in Philadelphia along the Delaware River at the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.

How hot has it been in Philadelphia?

It’s been so brutal, we fried eggs  today on the pavement at Lardner’s Point.

The sun was baking everything otherwise. Even the breeze off the river felt like steam from a sauna.

Temps have been in the 90s for most of the month now, and will continue to be the same through next Thursday, with nighttime lows near 80.

Meteorologists are saying a massive dome of stalled air is covering the entire United States, keeping this horrendous heat in place like the cover of a crock pot.

Hot in Philly 02s

Site of the Democratic National Convention is South Philly.

The excessive hot air seems apropos, however, considering the Democratic National Convention will be in South Philly starting Monday to add to the blistering heat with plenty of hot air to be generated on top of everything else at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Republican National Convention ended earlier this week in Cleveland, also fueling the stalled hot air that’s engulfed the nation. Rather than the cover of a crock pot, I like to think of it all as being a “crock of malarkey.”

This blogster will be so happy when the elections are over, and we can get on with inspirational hoopla and cuteness on Social Media, instead of all the political haggling and hatred being spewed presently.

Never did I ever think I’d rather see the cat memes and corny quotes on my timeline instead of politics.

July will most undoubtedly be the hottest one on record, as had the past month of June. Surely this year overall will likely be the warmest too.

Can you say global warming? No, just stick to throwing snowballs on the Senate floor in the wintertime to prove it ain’t happening. Oops, sorry for being political. I should practice what I preach, eh?

So now I’m hoping to be trouble-free as far as car problems go for a while. The auto is in pretty good shape otherwise. Maybe a new set of tires are next, but that can wait for a year at least.

Remember to stay hydrated and not to push it hard outside during this abominable heat wave. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are common occurrences in periods of overwhelming temperatures and humidity.

Learn the warning signs. You can Google them easily enough, and please be careful.

Thanks for reading and for your continued support. Finally, allow me to plug my latest musical attempt at being a rock star:

As an addendum to this rant, I just picked up the Cooper (25/7/16). It’s good to go for another year!


Passed inspection, finally!

About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at Lulu.com.
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