Oh Goody… Mr. Overcast is back again. I literally heard his buddy, Mr. T. Storm grumbling quite loudly as things got ‘lit-up’ again last night. Awlrighty then, so much for early Monday Morning humor…. Not.
I did have to chuckle though the other day, as CNN ran a segment featuring Prince Charles doing some spontaneous weather forecasting for BBC Scotland whilst (in true British parlance) he was visiting their Weather Centre in Glasgow. It was really surprising in a fun way, to see someone of his stature, weigh in with a bit of humour, albeit in true English character. To view this segment (if you haven’t already, please click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18031493 .
This brought to mind that we do have certain perceptions and expectations about key public figures. The age old joke about a cop stopping a limousine that had been speeding, asking his chief who the important guy was in the back seat, and when asked why, the cop informed his chief that the Pope was the one who was driving the limo… among many others merely illustrates that we can and often-times do get hung-up on when these well-known people step outside of their ‘scripted box on how to behave according to public expectations’ and do something ‘different’. Being different in a positive way is something I would encourage anyone to do. We do tend to make pre-conceived notions based on what we see that can oftentimes lead to these ‘foregone conclusions’ not really matching up with what reality will show. Take a look around you, and question yourself if you really do know someone. You might be surprised to learn that she or he has some skills or abilities that would amaze you.
I do tend to grumble about over-cast days being far more frequent than the sunny ones around here as of late. That said, I did manage to capture a pretty cool sunset last week that quite a few viewers of News Channel-3 Weather (WTKR Norfolk) really liked. This is a view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel from Ft. Story. Although I’m a good 5 miles from the bridge, this particular spot is an excellent one for viewing the Chesapeake, rain or shine.
Final note for this week – I came up with a thought that is something I’m trying to live by:
"Patience is a much-needed commodity that is generally in short supply, and usually on back-order by some people who really need to keep plenty of it in stock. I’m going on-line right now to order some more…" – John Cadell
Please have a great week!!