I know this is a writing journal, but gosh, I can’t help it when other things strike my fancy. First, it’s cloudy in sunny Hawaii today. It’ll probably pass later, since this is summer. If it were winter, forget it. We’d get several days of rain instead. I love the weather in Hawaii. After six years of living in Europe, I missed it when we first moved here, but jeez, where was my brain? Slippahs and shorts all the time, baby. Mo’ bettah, ya?

Anyway, reading this morning about zombie computers. Seems these teenagers with nothing better to do wrote a code to hijack computers so they could inundate particular websites and get them shut down because of too much traffic. In this case, an 18 year old gave a 17 year old tennis shoes and a watch to get him to shut down a rival sports jersey website. And, apparently, this zombie computer thing is common and you don’t even know your computer has been hijacked. So, if you get a solicitation telling you where to get free nude photos of your favorite movie star, don’t click.

But, really, the biggest thing on my mind this morning is that idiot woman who locked her 12 year old son in the basement while she ran errands because the pit bulls were acting up. Natually, he left the basement and got mauled to death. Now why on earth didn’t that stupid woman lock the damn dogs in the basement instead? Better yet, why didn’t she get rid of those dogs if they were acting aggressive around her child? They’ve arrested her for neglect or something. Damn straight. She said in one interview that it was just his time to go. Ack! His time to go? His time to go? Her son died because of her negligence and she says it was his time. Poor kid, never had a chance.

And my mom informs me recently that my redneck brother has a pit bull tied up in his back yard. He has three children, one that’s only about 6 or so. Sheesh! I’m not sure what to think about these dogs. An entire breed can’t be bad or evil or whatever. But what is their purpose? And why do we always hear about people getting killed by these kinds of dogs (and certain other breeds as well)? Then again, if you thought about the population of pit bulls and the incidents that happen, it’s statistically small. So what’s the answer? Darned if I know. Recently, on a trip to the humane society to look for a dog, my husband and I saw the sweetest dog. You could just see sweetness in her face and demeanor. And she was half pit bull. I’ll be honest though. Knowing she was part pit bull, complete with that locking jaw thing they have, made me pass on her. She probably was sweet as could be, but I have a cat that I didn’t want to become dinner.