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Exotic sands

Everything in Sussex is coated in a fine red dust at the moment. You only really notice it on the cars and window glass. This happens every few years.

What is it? Sand from the Sahara Desert! It gets into the upper atmosphere and then blows over on a storm (Celia in this case).

It also turned the sky a weird color.

My dudes, I have discovered something that has nothing to do with the sands of faraway North Africa. I don’t drink and play computer games. After only a few sips, my fine motor control goes to shit and it stops being fun. But I thought I’d try my new toy after a couple of G&Ts.

I have come to realize that VR isn’t fine motor control. It’s gross motor control. In Angry Birds, you hold a slingshot you can feel in your left hand and pull back the bands with your right hand. You can even stand up or lean over to get a different view. I was *awesome* at it after a few.

I don’t mean I was noticeably better. I mean I was hilariously, ridiculously good. I mean I was an Angry Birds Olympian. The more alcohol reached my system, the better I got.

I went back and easily three-starred all the levels I’d missed. Except one. It was well past my bedtime by then and I was in danger of over-slosh on a work night.

Guess what I’m doing tonight. Good weekend, all!


Comment from steve
Time: March 18, 2022, 8:45 pm

Dr. Johnny Fever revisited

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 19, 2022, 2:51 am

Weasey, we had that blowing in here in Texas a few months back.

Normally it’s Lubbock blowing in on a westerly wind, not Africa.


Comment from dissent555
Time: March 20, 2022, 4:28 pm

Not to worry. In a few billion years (+/- a billion) everything on Earth will be red dust.

Party on while you can.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 20, 2022, 7:38 pm

My sky is Kansas Taupe this week. A lovely shade, actually. I’d like to have pumps and a matching clutch in this color. I heard a meteorologist explain why sometimes the sky is clear and windy, and why other times it is dirty and windy. It made perfect sense at the time, listening to him; dang if I can repeat it. But I know why women in the dust bowls days killed themselves. My floors are gritty. Lucky for me, I was never a fanatical housekeeper to begin with, so no worries 🙂

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 21, 2022, 12:03 pm

In that vein of thinking we give you…by Patty Duke no less.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 22, 2022, 2:42 am

The “red dust” has been happening for millenia, I presume. Who were the first people to figure out where it came from? Maybe the Romans? Because they knew both places.

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