Just Talkin for Aug. 7, 2021

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While the rest of the country may have been dealing with an invasion of Cicadas…we seem to have our own assault to contend with. For those not familiar with the cicada they spend most of their lives underground only to emerge in predictable intervals of 13 or 17 years. They awakened earlier this year and were everywhere it seems! We were lucky and avoided the cicada influx but for some unknown reason we have wasps in every nook and cranny around here. Wasp nests seem to be everywhere….and they are all full. JT was visiting with some of the folks at Kaffie Fredericks and they said they’ve sold more cans of wasp spray this summer than they can remember ever selling. We have to be on the lookout because they can build a nest on anything and anywhere…including inside of plants. At JT’s age….he can’t outrun them like he use to.

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of the things JT looks forward to is the latest red neck musings from Pete Abington of Many. Pete usually has two or three “You might be a redneck” sayings in his back pocket. Well, the other day, JT came across a list similar to the rednecks. It was tagged, “You know your from Louisiana when…”

Here are a few:

* You come home and there’s king cake on the counter

* You put Tony’s on everything

* Your last name is pronounced different than it’s spelled

* You get more excited for the mosquito truck than the ice cream truck

* Your first meal of the day is cracklins

* You sweat at the Christmas Parade Festival

* You only worry about being on the good or bad side of the storm

* 82 degrees is fall weather and

* Your cabinet is full of mardi gras cups

JT can definitely relate to more than a few of those.

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In his down time reading, JT ran across an interesting letter to the editor. The writer, from Boston, was responding to an article titled “The Deadline Effect.” He quoted a couple of laws or theories…you know like Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” One was Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law. But the one that JT got a kick out of was Stock-Stanford’s Corollary: If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do.

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Buses roll next Wednesday. Watch for students returning to school. Be safe!