I think this season is unprecedented when it comes to the naming of storms. I mean, here we are at the end of the Greek Alphabet. Hurricane ZETA? So, what happens next? If there's more storms? Where do we go from here? I shot this pic yesterday morning. Clearly it was overhead again and pretty damn clean. There were waves leftover last Sunday from EPSILON. Wait, did we miss something here? How did we go from Epsilon to Zeta? Seems like they missed a few names along the way.
I guess we will never see a Hurricane Ralph in our lifetime.
Too bad. If we ever got one, you'd never hear the end of it from me. Hell, I've waited over 56 years for one. I suppose I can wait another 10 or 20 years. Though, the way they keep repeating names, I'll never see one. Just as well, I'd be intolerable if there ever was one.
So it snowed on Halloween Eve. Snow, and it got cold. Too cold.
I am not ready for this. Not even close. Snow on my corn stalks.
Snow on the ground and on the Blue Spruce. Doesn't this look cold?
Snow on the pumpkins. This ain't right people.
Some of our leaves are still green. Nothing about this pic makes sense.
Now this makes sense. Goblins and witches came to visit us on Halloween.
Witches in the snow. My oldest grandchild Avery making a snowball.
Cory's pumpkin. We hardly got any trick or treaters again this year. Sniff.
She also made a sign saying to take whatever you want out of the candy bowl. Due to the Covid restrictions. There was no personal interaction. I wanted to make two signs. One that said COVID KIDS CANDY Here. And the other that simply said, KIDS WITHOUT COVID CANDY Here. (FYI that's a joke.)
And speaking of COVID. Can someone please tell me the science behind those who drive around in their motor vehicles, with all the windows rolled up while wearing masks? Anyone? I'm serious. I get social distancing. I get certain businesses that require you to wear a mask.
And if wearing a mask is to protect others from you, who the hell are you protecting? You're driving in your car all by yourself, while wearing a mask, with all the damn windows rolled up? What the ever loving hell is that about?
If you are one of those people, you need to look at yourself in the mirror, and ask yourself this very serious question.
What the hell is wrong with me?
I see those individuals driving by themselves with all the windows rolled up and they are wearing a mask. You know what that is? Adult pacifiers. The mask has become your "Binky." And if you're wearing a mask by yourself, in your vehicle, with all the windows rolled up, you may as well throw on the adult diapers too.
Because you are one paranoid individual.
Mask up. Diaper on. Or should it be Diaper Down? Whatever.
One of my oldest living friends showed up last week without notice.
Robin Rowell has been one of my longest running surfing brothers since the early 70's. Yes he was wearing a mask. But mask or no mask, I gave him a quick hug. (Yes I washed after the hug). The horror...the horror....the horror. I love Robin, and honestly it was worth the risk.
Look I know that COVID is real. Yes I know how many Americans have died from it. But I also know that of the 200,000 plus thousand who have died, 80 to 90% of them were elderly with pre-existing conditions. If you are in a nursing home, it's basically the last stop on planet earth before your final destination. We do need to protect them. I also know that there have been millions of Americans who got Covid, and got over it. That's true. Google it. Fact check it.
MILLIONS of Americans have gotten over it. That's real 100% science.
I wear a mask ONLY where it is required. But I'm not wearing one by myself while driving in my vehicle.
If that becomes a law? I'm not going anywhere. I keep hearing that creepy old man Biden keeps saying he would order a national Mask Mandate and that he will cure Covid when he becomes president? Now that's a true politician.
Telling you what you want to hear and believe.
Except most of us don't want to wear masks Joe. Nor do we want you touching women and young girls inappropriately.
All kidding aside, (though there's nothing funny about Groping Joe Biden).
I hope they come up with a Covid vaccine soon. And I hope they come up with a pill to help those who are driving around in their vehicles, by themselves, with all the windows rolled up, while wearing a mask. But I'm afraid that any kind of pill to help those people, will require that they not operate a motor vehicle period. Cause you'll be perpendicular in your bed.
Just as well. They sound like they could use the rest. Come on man!
"SNOW ON HALLOWEEN AND SURFING HEALS ALL WOUNDS!"
This week's Ed's corner is a classic if there ever was one. me and Brian Nevins standing on the Wall in October of 2008. I remember this day like it was yesterday. There were a couple of pros up from Jersey and they were out there mixing it up with the local rippers. Ed took this candid pic of Brian and I as we were undoubtedly yukking it up. Photos by Ed O'Connell
*Click the photo above to see a larger version of Ed's Pic.
Now for Some Local and National News
The new BORAT movie is out and worth watching. Unless you're a Trump fan, then it might not seem that funny. And if you're any kind of Rudy fan, you really don't want to watch it. But aside from that it's really pretty funny. We loved the first Borat movie.
I like the mask humor. It's pretty contemporary. Watch it. It's funny.
What's not funny is TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3rd, 2020 is Election Day. A Day of Reckoning. We are either going to have this guy for another 4 years, or the other guy. Both of them are aging politicians, who will look you in the eye, and tell you what you want to hear. It's unfair to say that all politicians lie. But these guys? They've both been caught in telling lies. Over and over again. But these are your choices. I don't buy into the lesser of two evils crap. That's a cop-out. The whole pick your poison bullshit? Nope. Personally, I don't like either one of them. I really don't. I don't like them, or their VP's. I have a problem with all four of them. But I'm gonna vote. And I'm not telling you who I'm voting for. That's none of your business. You just go out and Vote.
Re-elect Donald J. Trump for another 4 years. Ugh.
Or Elect Joe Biden who spent 8 years with Obama. Ugh.
But whatever you do, don't sit on your ass on Tuesday. Get out and VOTE. And I don't care who you vote for. I won't think any differently of you no matter who you vote for. I am amazed at the hate there is out there. I have friends who HATE other friends because of their political views. That's pretty sad. Just Vote. And please, come Wednesday, let's start the healing process. Stop hating one another.
Hate is unhealthy.
Now this was a man I liked. Sean Connery passed away yesterday at age 90. The original James Bond. Thanks for all the wonderful memories sir. "Bond, James Bond."
The "NEW" New England Patriots are 2-5. That needs repeating. The 6 time Super Bowl Champions are 2-5. The season is lost.
They almost won another game. But almost doesn't count in Football. Cam Newton is not Tom Brady. Sigh. And 2020 is sucking the wind out of the NFL this season.
The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS are 2-5. The haters are doing their hateful dances tonight. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Cam Newton might be number 1, but his team is far from it. .
Stephon Gilmore was MIA from today's game, Though I'm sure he wouldn't have made a difference. Defensive player of the year last year has been targeted repeatedly over the last few weeks. And getting torched in the process. Our New England Patriots are 2-5.
KSM Photoshop of the Week
So once again, we are at the crossroads in our country. With two aging men fighting over the oval office. Both of them candidates for a heart attack and or a major stroke. And yet, I must do my weekly nonsense using KSM. This just struck me as being funny. The two old codgers bickering like a couple of old men with KSM in the middle. Seems appropriate enough.
And so my friends, please take advantage of this weekly photo shop of the mastermind who planned 9-11 and resulted in the deaths of 3,000 innocent civilians by KSM (Khalid Sheik Mohammed).
*Note to self -must pick up a case of MAIL IN VOTER SLIPS at Home Depot this week.
Please keep Sky Rosa and the whole Rosa family in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth. He's in ICU and all of your positive thoughts and prayers
are welcomed and needed. To know Sky is to love him. The same with the whole Rosa family. LOVE U SKY!
HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY Eva Fatello October 28th, 2020!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JoEllen Bunton October 29th, 2020!
PLEASE Keep 97 yr old Frank Grondin in your thoughts and prayers, as well as Chuck (Kim's dad) and Mrs Berardini (Tony's 99 yr old mom) in your thoughts and prayers.
We'd all love to see her make it to her 100th Birthday in December. She's a fighter, but she could use some help. Your prayers can help. Thank you.
PLEASE Keep longtime NH Surfer Greg Smith in your Prayers.
GET OUT AND VOTE NOVEMBER 3rd, 2020! THE WORLD WILL BE WATCHING. PICK YOUR GEEZER. BIDEN OR TRUMP. JUST GET OUT AND VOTE!!
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