Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Here it is. Another Friday just waiting to open the door to Saturday. Always happy to see Friday here.

Not too much news to report. I was happy that the city of Lakeway is having some events in support of shark week. The one that I like is another scavenger hunt in the park, which I will report on Sunday’s Views of the Neighborhood.

Friday, August 6 – Thursday, August 12

Shark in the Park Scavenger Hunt

Shark fins are hidden across Lakeway City Park. Can you find them all?

I will not be participating in the contest part. I wouldn’t want to take away an award from a child entering the contest.

 

 

 

I did a feature on Rhythm & Reels; you can go HERE if you want to see it. This week is the third event in the series.

Friday, August 6 Rhythm & Reels Location: Lakeway Swim Center

7:30 PM Free Yard Games and Hot Dogs Live Music by Vision Arcade

8:45 PMย Movie – The Meg

Watch the movie from the pool! (Sure you will)

Sunday, August 8

Shark Pool Party at Lakeway Swim Center

Shark-themed games, photo ops, prizes, and RIDE A SHARK from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM!

 

 

I hope you’ll join me on Sunday for Views of the Neighborhood. Today’s JohnKu talks about avoiding the news. I hope you have a great weekend.

The News by John W. Howell ยฉ 2010

There comes a time when,

All the news that’s fit to print. . .

Is not worth reading.

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  1. Sounds as though you’ll all be having fun and games. I hope it doesn’t get too hot to be enjoyed. Have a good time.
    Hugs

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    1. We are going to be below 36 degrees C all week. Good news for us. Thanks, David.

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  2. Sounds like lots of fun. Have a wonderful weekend, John and everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a good weekend too. ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. It seems we have indeed arrived at that point Boss. And did I mention how much I love sharks?

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    1. I thin you might have mentioned it. Is there such a thing as an Amish shark?

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      1. Only certain of the shop owners . . .

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  4. I’ll take your advice to avoid the news.

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    1. Thnk you for the reblog, Michael.

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  5. Congratulations, John! Your city management has wonderful ideas. Wish ours also would have. But here they are only offering homebrewed beer. ;-( Have a wonderful weekend, and a lot of fun, collecting the shark finns. Maybe Lucy and Twiggy can serve as sniffer dogs. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx Michael

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    1. I would like the nomebrewed beer but I am glad the city does so much. Twiggy and Lucy would love to help. Thanks, Michael. Have a super weekend.

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      1. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you very much, John! Also enjoy your weekend! By the way: Here the homebrewed beer has a little less Vol.%. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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      2. Oh know. I like my ales at about 9% ABV

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    1. Thank you, Frank.

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  6. Avoiding the news is a good plan. Enjoy the weekend, John!

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    1. You as well, Joan. ๐Ÿ˜

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  7. Don’t let me catch you on top of that shark, John!

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    1. Don’t worry. I don’t need to go airborne and then connect with the ground no matter how soft. I would be a bag of bones for sure. ๐Ÿ™„

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  8. One of our local TV stations has been running blurbs in their app that begin with a headline (man dies in crash) and end with something like โ€œcome see what we know.โ€ Itโ€™s almost always nothing more than the fact that a man died in the crash. It seems like all the โ€œnewsโ€ in in the headline. The stories are opinion pieces or much more wordy versions of the headline.

    Speaking of wordyโ€ฆ

    I hope you have a great weekend, John. Iโ€™m looking forward to Sundayโ€™s views.

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    1. I wish there was news that had some element of objectivity. All that is gone and the media is one big bicker fest. Have a super weekend, Dan

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      1. Maybe you could hop into your convertible, drive back and get Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley.

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      2. They are all rolling around and restless anyway. Good idea, Dan.

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  9. When the point of the ‘news’ appears to be nothing more than keeping the populace stirred up, angry, and confused, it’s time to swim with the sharks. They’re less dangerous.

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    1. I agree, Linda. We have some very concerning trends that no one is talking about and I am tired of listening to the rabble babble. Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ˜

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  10. These days, I loathe the news. Talk about getting your day started on the wrong foot…ugh. Sharks are lucky they don’t have cable news!

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    1. Hahaha. They sure are, Jill. Thanks for the laugh. ๐Ÿ˜

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    One of your best haikus, John. Maybe you can share it with the networks. ๐Ÿ˜Š It seems they’ve all lost their minds and unfortunately, their souls as well. Thank goodness neighborhoods are finding ways to celebrate life. Your community’s festivity has to be one of the most original ever. Have fun from the sidelines and laugh a lot this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. You mean by sidelines that I stay off that shark. ๐Ÿ˜ Have a super weekend.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        ๐Ÿคฃ

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  12. Looks like fun. We have shark week events here. Sort of. Sharks keep showing up at the beaches.

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    1. Oh my. We are lucky. Only virtual ones here. ๐Ÿ˜

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  13. That looks like so much fun. I had no idea there was such a thing as safe lawn darts. You learn something new every day.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks Staci. We do indeed.

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  14. A double amen to the JohnKu! What a fun week at Lakeway!

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Jan.

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  15. Your city is amazing in how it manages to get its community together for fun. I do love shark week and have seen The Meg twice!

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    1. I just saw that trailer and decided to stay on land.

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      1. Actually, John, it is pretty campy and fun. Not what I had expected!

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  16. Great JohnKu! I, too, try to avoid network news (though I find myself watching local news on occasion). I just don’t like how I feel when I watch all those talking heads screaming at each other. Your shark activities sound interesting, particularly since there’s little chance a real shark will show up, right??

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    1. A very little chance a real shark will show up. That’s why it is fun.

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  17. Good advice about avoiding the news, John! Have fun this weekend โค๏ธ

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    1. Thanks, Marie.

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  18. I would mention the sharktooth daylilies except I think I just heard a sharknado drop down. Gotta go !

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    1. Yeah, I don’t blame you. ๐Ÿ˜

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  19. Wow! This sounds like great fun for the entire family! Loved your โ€˜Johnku,โ€™ itโ€™s so true. Have a fabulous weekend!๐Ÿฅฐ

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. Have a super weekend too. ๐Ÿ˜

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  20. I’d totally go to the Shark Week activities. Maybe we’ll watch Jaws again to celebrate.

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    1. Yes. You ought to watch The Meg.

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  21. This is definitely up Marc’s alley! Still, I’m looking forward to your Sunday post now (as if I’m not always looking forward to it ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
    I avoid the news as much as I can, frankly.

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    1. Avoiding the news is good for mental health. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I’d go so far as to say it is necessary!

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      2. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Looks like a lot of fun, John. Although, the Jaws music started playing in my head seeing the boy ride the shark.

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    1. Yes indeed. That trailer was a wild one.

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  23. Looking forward to Sunday … I’ll be there with bells on. I do hope, though, that you aren’t planning to serve a shark-themed meal. I tried shark meat one time when I worked at Honda and went out to dinner with some of the Japanese associates. Once was enough. ๐Ÿคข

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    1. I used to like hanging around the Japanese. They got rip roaring and proclaimed brotherhood. Of course the next day it was business as usual.

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      1. Oh, I fully agree … they were a fun bunch and always kind. Their work ethic … well, people here today could take a few lessons from them!

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  24. Hope you have a lot of fun this weekend, John, and thanks for the smart advice about the news. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Lauren ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  25. Ha! I love the Johnku! Great post, John. I had no idea Shark Week was such a fun thing. Hugs on the wing… um… or fin.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan

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  26. petespringerauthor · ·

    Trying to get a source of reliable news is certainly a challenge nowadays. Things are definitely moving in the wrong direction here with the virus. In the last two days, we’ve had our highest reported cases ever. Mandatory mask use starts again tomorrow. Here we go again. How many times before people will take this seriously?

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    1. People are fools, Pete. Not sure what the answer is anymore. Thanks.

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  27. Why did I watch that terrifying trailer? Better than the news, though.

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      1. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. portmanguy · ·

    Shark Week sounds like fun, John. Hope those fins won’t be finding their way into soups.

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    1. Yeah me too. I hate that finning method.

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  29. True!
    Perhaps it’s not shark enough.

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  30. You have some activities there. I agree with your last statement about the news!!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah

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