Ok, this has literally nothing to do with NCAA basketball. I think NCAA basketball is dumb. The shoes squeek. I can't stand to watch it because of the squeeky shoes.
No, this has to do with the weather, which is just wretched. It's cold and damp and overcast and rainy and windy and wretched. March, which came in like a rabid wildebeast is now rampaging around like a rhinoceros on LSD. How this can ever turn into a "goes out like a lamb" is beyond me, considering there's only 10 more days for it to go from Rhinoceros to alleged lamb.
Perhaps it will go out like a lamb OD'ing on crystal meth and Ex-lax.
In the meantime, my insidious evil plot to take over control of my livingroom from the cats has begun to show some signs of success. Moving the kitty litter barrel (I buy the big barrels rather than small pouches - cheaper) out of the livingroom and into the laundry area near their actual catbox commode has them sniffing around like I'd purchased new carpeting or something! New carpeting will not be purchased until the 2 felines go to the Catnippian Fields (or, if you prefer, "Kitty Heaven".) They've become a bit less able to make it to the kittybox 100% of the time, and seem to be puking more than ever, I suspect age-related, and so the carpet has to wait. No sense in replacing it now just to have the new stuff get stained.
I am seeing daffodils poking their hardy stems up out of the ground, however. This gives me hope that spring WILL, eventually, show up. Time to start thinking about what to put in the garden this year. If the peony doesn't show up again, I think I'll just take it as a hint from Mom Nature and forget about a peony plant. I should send off for some seed catalogs. Not that I'd be able to start anything from seed this late in the ordering season, but maybe I could get some ideas on what to pick up at the garden center. I wish I lived down near Peacechick Mary, because she can grow all kinds of stuff that doesn't work here, like hybiscuses and bouganvillia (which I think I just murdered the spelling on.)
I'm of the conclusion that this Alberto Gonzales/AG firing scandal has an awful lot of the White House-ians scared spitless. My guess is that the whole "offer" to have Rove and Miers and others "chat" with hand-picked congressional folks BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, WITH NO OATHS TAKEN OR TRANSCRIPTS MADE is to protect these folks from being Scootered when their perfidious perjury is outted. There are serious breaches of the law, breaches of constitutionality, and things have been done that are illegal, unethical and probably fattening too. My guess is that just lying to congress when not under oath is less of a crime than lying under oath - and with NO TRANSCRIPT the entire "faulty memory" thing that nailed the Scoot is still vaguely plausable.
Sorry. I'm with the Congress on this one - no deals, no special considerations. SUBPOENA NOW!!!!!!