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Grapes of wrath

Well, not the actual grape, but the life form that exists in the bag of them.
A few days ago, a friend showed me a video cell phone video from her daughter—it was a video of a spider crawling around in a bowel.  I was told: She went to a big grocery store and bought a bag of grapes. When she came home, she found a black widow lurking within her fruit.. When she returned the grapes, the store manager said that he heard other states had the same reports.
And now this..
There is a story online today about a woman who found a black widow spider in her grapes .. in Pennsylvania.  The story is NOT about my friend’s daughter—but the story if certainly similar.  
And her story is also the same as others from the nation, in which people in several states are reporting this sudden rash of venomous spiders..
I often wonder if stories like this are just another little urban legend, a blip on the rumor radar—intensified by the free wheeling internet. 
But I bring myself back to reality with this little fact: ANY black widow spider on grapes found could be potentially deadly.. 
Clean your grapes.
And watch for the spiders with hour glass red ..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …