greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

"The lights went out, the oil ran dry."

We're having a burst of March here in the middle of July, temperatures in the low sixties (night) and mid seventies (day), clouds and rain. One day was a nice relief from the heat. Three days is maddening. And also maddening is the abrupt replacement of our warm, comforting yellow incandescent streetlights with nightmarishly bright blue LEDs, with no thought to how this will affect people's ability to sleep or wildlife. Or my ability to look out the window at night. But, hey, it saves our lying, corrupt city and state governments $24 million dollars over the course of eleven years (they're replacing all 16,800 lights). And I guarantee you that, via graft and kickbacks, there are assholes making a tidy little fortune off this.

That is all.

Aunt Beast

Tags: politics, providence

  • "After the torchlight red on sweaty faces..."

    Sunny and hot until late this afternoon, when the thunderstorms came back. Then heavy rain. Our high was 89˚F. It is currently 88˚F, with a heat…

  • "'Cause the night has a thousand eyes."

    I asked for the rain to leave, and today it seems, so far, to have done just that. The sun is shining. Currently, it's 79˚F. This afternoon's…

  • Lost in Place

    I am so fucking sick of this rain. We have trees coming down. Roadside embankments collapsing. Streets flooding. And these grey skies. Our high today…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded