Tuesday, January 06, 2015

January 6, 2015 ~ Almanac

Blog 365...
6. What possession could you not live without?
I don't think there's any possession (other than medication) that I can't live without. But I'd be pretty lost without my Kindle or computer.

In my life...
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza was inaugurated yesterday. Mommy and I went to the public inauguration party. It was nice, with a live band, tons of people, an ice cream bar and several local restaurants giving out samples. There was an indoor parade, a blessedly brief address from the Mayor, and lots of mingling.

Better still, the event was held at the Cranston Street Armory. Originally an armory when it was built in 1907, it's housed the National Guard, functioned as a military training space, dog show arena, after-school sports center and lots of other things. In recent years it's fallen into disrepair and very limited use. Mayor Elorza chose this venue because he wants to revitalize it, and focus on the arts and architecture of Providence as a driving force for the city's economic and social improvement. I hope at least some of that happens.

F-f-f-freezing! 18 degrees this morning, and temps are due to drop even more. Snow forecasted for this afternoon. Winter is here.

In the world...
In case you were counting the days, Girl Scout Cookie Week starts February 27. Tired of the same ol', same ol'? Realized you can buy the same cookies for 1/4 the price at the grocery store? They're offering three new flavors this year: Rah Rah Raisin, Toffee-tastic and Trios. Honestly, I think they've had a cookie called Trios before.
via the Huffington Post
Two Americans have been charged in the failed coup attempt in Gambia on December 30, 2014. Which I didn't hear about until now that two Americans are involved. I'm not good at reading the news.

Boko Haram continues to press into Nigeria, killing dozens of civilians and soldiers. They've taken over a Nigerian army base. The Council on Foreign Relations estimate that more than 10,000 people were killed in 2014 alone in the insurgency. "Boko Haram" means "Western education is forbidden." How about "Western" technology? Weaponry? Could they please forbid those?

The Florida gay marriage ban has been lifted.

Two hopefuls for the U.S. ski team have died in an avalanche in Austria.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, going to the inauguration! Our local government is the most important to our daily lives, after all. I worry that with newspapers shrinking, so will the public's involvement their hometown doings.