More April showers

(Rainy day. Photo by Robin. April 2007)

More rain for us here in the Bogs. Snow is in the forecast for later this evening. I’d forgotten how cloudy and gloomy it can be in this part of the world. Don’t get me wrong. I still love being at home. But we do get more than our fair share of cloudy days.

I went by Wally World today (finally!) to visit with old friends/coworkers. It was really good to see J again and, since I know you’re reading the blog J, congratulations to you on quitting smoking! I’m very proud of you.

M and I are getting together with friends this evening. I’m looking forward to it. It will be the first time we’ve gone to a local bar since the state of Ohio went smoke-free. The bar we’re going to tonight has a good selection of draft beers (including one of my favorites, Brooklyn IPA), but it was always so smoky in there that I would often take a pass on going. Now that public places are smoke-free, I can go and enjoy myself without hacking a lung out or the need to take a shower afterwards.

The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

You know, it’s been a long time since I read Slaughterhouse-Five. Or anything by Vonnegut.

So it goes.

One of the interesting things about WordPress is that I can look at the blog stats and see what search engine terms have led people to my blog. Lately people have been looking for the 800 number to call in sick at Wal-Mart. I thought I might still have the number around here somewhere (for sentimental reasons or something, heh) and I was going to post it since it seems to be a popular search (presumably by Wal-Mart associates who want to call off from work). However, I must have decided I’m not so sentimental after all and tossed the card with the number into the trash bin.

I did a search of my own to try to find the number, but had no luck. I’m surprised it’s so difficult to find the number. You would think Wal-Mart would want to make it a little easier for their associates to call in.

Well, enough slackmongering. I’ve been sitting here instead of spring cleaning and I really should get back to it.