High temperatures always seem to makes the days of summer drag for me, because, no matter what time I go outside, it’s still too hot to enjoy the day. So it’s hard to believe we’re already more than halfway through the summer, which means it’s nearly back-to-school time. And that’s an exciting time of the year for parents, teachers and students.
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Nothing cures a deep down Texas thirst like an icy cold glass of tea. And today, we can get it for free at McAlister’s Deli in Sherman. The 8th annual Free Tea Day is on at the local salad and sandwich shop.
Depending upon which weather predictor one uses, we are supposed to officially hit the 100-degree mark this week. While many people have spent a lot of time talking about this, I am always left wondering why we make such a big deal about it.
Basic injuries — sprains, strains, cuts, bruises, broken bones — can occur for lots of reasons, most of which are perfectly understandable. Others, like most of mine, happen in dumb, almost unbelievable ways. My most recent malady is one example.
Probably the least productive thing I’ve done for myself is follow the official Olympics accounts on Facebook and Twitter. One second I’m posting a story I’ve been working on to Twitter or a funny photo to Facebook, and then I’ve completely forgotten my task as I watch clips of swimmers and gymnasts at tryouts for the Olympics.
I walked nearly three miles while playing “Pokemon Go” on my smartphone on Tuesday. For some people who regularly exercise, this might seem like just a drop in the bucket, but I see this as an accomplishment.
I want to get verified on Twitter.
I guess my job as a newspaper reporter is a pretty big giveaway to the fact that I love words. I am especially fond of inspirational quotes. While I like the ones found on posters and bookstores and libraries, I am really most often floored by the ones found on social media platforms.
I watched, almost in disbelief, as last Saturday’s storm bulldozed its way through our community. I caught myself thinking sarcastically, “Oh great — an actual, life-threatening storm to end an already emotionally stormy week of horrific tragedies.”
As the reporter on duty last weekend, I got a first hand look at the damage that Saturday’s storms brought with them. In spite of there being little to no injuries in these storms, the whole episode served as a reminder of the power Mother Nature wields.