Oh, dear. My lack of attention to “Notes…” has been dragged out into the light of day by the really nice “Partner Profile” published by Real Weddings Magazine. All I can do is ‘fess up. I’m always thinking of useful things to share, but my note-taking and mental-retaining skills are usually occupied elsewhere, and by the time I get to the ‘puter, all I can think of to do is check my email and hit the sofa to decompress. Then I think to myself, if other people can blog about what they had for dinner, their current health status, and how many minutes ’til they get off work, I can write about the removable, double stick adhesive (Tombo, The Craft Collection, refillable, and 40% off with your Beverly’s coupon…a VERY exciting find if you use a lot of double-stick scotch tape), and about the movie, “Sharkwater” (available in Blu-ray). “Sharkwater” is about the malicious killing of sharks whose fins are cut off then often thrown back into the water and drown, because they can’t swim (sharks need to keep moving in order to breathe). It’s a very sad situation, but then I was horrified to learn that it’s happening in the Galapagos. I thought the Galapagos had a big, fat fairy ring around it protecting it from such desecration. Alas, $$$ speaks louder and we have to start educating the youngsters in cultures that think eating shark fins gives them superpowers. The California Legislature is working on legislation to outlaw possessing, buying, selling shark fins withIN the state, but imported fins are still fair game. We have to do better.
The Dove Lady and her husband, who is WAY more civilized than she’ll ever be, were discussing the plight of the sharks since they’ve been in the news a lot lately. She feels sorry for the sharks, because there is no signage they can understand that lets them know what parts of the ocean are off limits to them and, hey, it’s THEIR ocean! Her husband agrees. He says, “Yeah, it’s not like they’re coming into our bars!”