Day 352

Spoiling nature with trash
Spoiling nature with trash

I hate to see trash dumped in open areas, rather than recycling what can be recycled, or sent/taken to a dumping area. If you’re going to haul it somewhere, haul it to a proper site. That’s my serious statement for today.

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I had planned on finishing this post earlier today, but I let myself get sidetracked listening to music. I sat down in the living/music room this afternoon and started listening to two fine cd’s, Champagne Jam by the Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Credence Gold by Credence Clearwater Revival. Maybe it’s my imagination, but it seems like the sound quality from the stereo is better since we rearranged the furniture in the living room. I could really appreciate the sound separation between the right and left speaker. It added to my appreciation of Have You Ever Seen The Rain when John Fogarty’s voice was just right of center with the organ coming from the left speaker. Those little things can add sunlight to my day. I just hope I have the speakers hooked up right…the organ should be coming from the left speaker, shouldn’t it?

The other reason it took me so long to get to this post is that I took the time to do the prep for tonight’s dinner. I decided to go with the hamburger casserole that a friend taught me to cook back in my single days. My memory is so bad that I’m not sure if it was Deb Warburton or Karen Siemon, but I’m leaning towards Karen. You just brown and drain a pound of hamburger. Chop anywhere from a half to a whole onion. Put them in the bottom of a 2 quart casserole. Cover them with a can of cream of mushroom (or cream of anything) soup. Cover that with a pound of tater tots. Preheat your oven to 350° and put the dish in, uncovered for an hour. The originally recipe called for adding green beans to the casserole, but since I don’t like them, I don’t use them. I do add a liberal amount of minced garlic, and occasionally mushrooms. The Casserole is waiting in the refrigerator for Cindy to call and say she is on her way home; then I’ll crank up the oven and pop it in.

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The City of Lafayette has some new police cars. Well, I’ve seen them on the streets for some months now, but they are reasonably new. It took me awhile to figure out why they looked familiar, and then it dawned on me. They look like the official car Mel Gibson was driving in Mad Max. I haven’t seen the movie in a couple of years, but the coloring of the cars and the general body configuration make me think of that car. I hope the police in Lafayette don’t start thinking our society is as dystopic as that in the film. We may be approaching it, but we aren’t there yet.

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