There is some kind of freaky weather going on here because yesterday the HIGH here was 83. That's typically our September weather, late in the month, or maybe March. It was so nice I spent a lot of time outside, watering and puttering around in my gardens.
Michael and his friend Michael made a fire in our firepit last night, it was so chilly.
[above, a photo made earlier in the day right before they took Lola to walk.]
I have a bone to pick with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They recently canceled a class to reduce southern accents. Why on earth would they offer such a class?
"The course had been advertised as a way to "feel confident in a meeting when you need to speak with a more neutral American accent, and be remembered for what you say and not how you say it."
Really? Now the national news folks have picked it up and are reporting on it, like this NBC News story, Tennessee Nuclear Lab Cancels 'Lose Your Southern Accent' Class.
"Lisa Scott, a speech pathologist in Knoxville, Tennessee, told NBC News that Oak Ridge National Laboratory — the U.S. Energy Department's largest science and energy research facility — hired her to help staff members neutralize their Southern accents.