A partly cloudy day today, and a high of about 90° meant I only had to turn on the air conditioner for a couple of hours in the late afternoon. It was great not having to listen to that thing roaring above my head. I miss the peace and quiet of boondocking.
And speaking of peace and quiet, or the lack thereof, there was a drag race going on yesterday at the drag-strip just about a mile away from the Fairgrounds, I thought they were closed because of the Bat flu but there's no mistaking it when Nitro cars start cranking up. I was thinking about going over there but then I thought maybe they're allowed to race but not allowed to have spectators, about then my procrastination kicked in and I decided I would go another time. Having a life ruled by procrastination sure makes decision-making a lot easier.
Some Doctor on the Internet was talking about how we may have seen the last of the buffet style restaurants because of the Bat flu, and having been in the restaurant business I would have to agree. When folks start getting back to normal there's things a restaurant owner can do to make customers feel safer and get people back in their restaurant. But for a buffet its going to be a lot more difficult.
People probably aren't going to want to get food from a buffet table where everybody's touched a lot of the stuff. I guess you could do a modified buffet like Panda Express and have employees portioning out the food for the customers but that kind of misses the point of being able to get all you want anytime you want like at a real buffet. Maybe they can figure a way around the problems without having to hire so many people to portion out the foods they can't make enough money to stay in business.
I sure will miss the Chinese buffets I eat at wherever I go, but unfortunately they may end up being a distant memory we tell the grand kids about from back in the good old days.
I took a walk over to the Fairgrounds Rose Garden. I haven't been over there for a while and it looks like the Roses have seen better days. Maybe their time is up, or maybe their baking from the heat, but whatever it is they're looking like they're falling apart, pretty much like me, in fact we do have a lot in common.
The Roses are getting all dry and wrinkly looking.... Same as me.
The Roses are looking pale, like their fading away... And that's why I don't look in the mirror anymore.
Rose petals are falling off and litter the ground... Same with my hair except it's in the sink.
And the Roses no longer smell good... Yet another thing we have in common, except I never did.
Yes we have a lot in common the Roses and I, but hopefully I won't end up littering the desert floor when my last petal drops off.