Let the mini-summer begin! Or, as some call it, Indian Summer since, for the next few days, temps here in Central Pa are going to be in the mid to upper 70s (F). Unfortunately, starting Wednesday we're going to be back to seasonal weather. I have no problem with this unseasonably warmth. A little respite from the heating bills is always nice. Honestly, I find paying utility expenses such an unfair expenditure of my money, especially since utility companies have decided they want to be major players in American Capitalism.
Take electricity. I received an email from P. P. & L. my provider, that beginning in December rates for the average family using 1100 kwh per month will increase by about $22. That's a big jump. I immediately checked my bill to see how many kwh I use in a month. As a single person, I use about 550 kwh, so my bill will only increase by around $11. I like using my air fryer, but that little oven burns up electricity like it's going out of style. From now on, I'll probably only use it for hamburgers and French fries, foods that only take about 10 minutes to cook. Everything else will be cooked in my gas oven which is a lot less expensive way to cook.
Here is one of my autumn roses.
I saw Bibi Netanyahu won the election in Israel by the skin of his teeth. What a shame. The country was making some very nice advances in it's approach to the Arab states which surround it. I don't see that lasting since he's a hardline conservative. There will be no compromise, a word conservative despise.
Isn't the Elon Musk's Twitter fiasco entertaining? Instant layoffs, corporate advertising pulling back, people complaining about having to pay to be certified? That $8 monthly charge is pissing people off. Verification used to be related to certification, ensuring you were not a bot. Now, if you've read what the Chief Fool has said, it's totally dependent on your paying the fee, meaning everyone who pays will be verified. I suspect that's really what's pissing off the advertisers; Subway doesn't want it's ads sandwiched between Tweets of raging racism and hatred. The Chief Fool doesn't understand this. Only the foolish will pay that fee. Everyone else will move to another platform. There is a good possibility Twitter will become a lot like the fiscally underperforming Truth Social, catering mostly to hate mongers. Note to the Chief Fool, hate mongers rarely click on ads, they're too busy foaming at the mouth.
Boy can I identify with high heating bills. It was 34 degrees here this a.m. and looks like we are moving into a cold Fall and what is being predicted to be a sever Winter. So, heating bills near 400 bucks a month like it or not.ReplyDelete
I'm on the budge plan for each one of my utilities, it makes them much easier to pay when they're spread out over the entire year.Delete
The head Twit is a moron. What sense does it make to fire a large percentage of employees across the board the day the company changed ownership?? He’s making a dramatic statement and all it says to me is…moron. Like his counterpart at the other hate media site.ReplyDelete
I find it funny that he's planning on turning it into a subscription service where as long as you pay your $8 you get a blue check. No verification involved. All the content is reader generated. He's a bit daft, isn't he?Delete
I doubt it will happen, but wouldn't it be nice to see Twitter collapse and fold up?!?!?! LOL!!!ReplyDelete
It is just glorious today!!!! Spent to day cleaning leaves, which all seem to have fallen over night or something. And yet the garden still is in full swing. Might be the latest in the season we have had annuals still in the ground. The impatience, geraniums and such are HUGE. The pansies are quite pretty too, but then they love cool weather.
People are already moving away from it. The Chief Fool though this was a great money making venture... wrong. And the weather was spectacular today. Enjoy it!Delete
I was telling my husband earlier today that I give Twitter one year before it becomes the MySpace of this generation. After reading more of the horrific details about this, I'm giving it 3-4 months before Elon succeeds in killing it completely.ReplyDelete
The migration has started. Now we know why Musk was shrieking so loudly about 'bots.' He wanted a correct total of users whom he thought would pay for a subscription service.Delete
He bought Twitter because people were saying bad things about him. Now he knows how many people truly hate his guts. In other words, "He fucked around and foudn out."Delete