Today is “Collect Rocks Day.” According to our calendar, that means all of us are supposed to play amateur geologist for a day and go out picking up rocks. Where we live it’s pouring rain today and quite chilly as well, more conducive weather for making cold mud pies. So it’s fortunate that I already have a collection of rocks that I picked up at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History this summer.
(By the way, there are rocks here from Nevada, Vermont, North Carolina, Colorado . . . so Paul, Mitzi, Donna, Debby, Wanda, Yadja—if the weather isn’t good for rock hunting in your areas today either, you’re welcome to borrow one of my pebbles to celebrate the holiday.)
Okay, now that we’ve gotten that bit of trivia out of the way, let’s move on to the important news of the day. In case you haven’t seen the latest headlines, I thought I’d share this newspaper my friend Debby delivered to me.
It appears that my joking about running for President has resulted in my actually being drafted to run as the candidate for a new Third Party.
This is apparently stirring a lot of interest, not to mention worry, among Washington insiders and other potential candidates.
So it’s a good thing I already have that rock collecting thing taken care of so I can move on to more important stuff today—like some strategic planning.
But don’t worry, I won’t let campaigning interfere with writing my enlightening blog stories and I will remain the same down-to-earth unspoiled bear that I’ve always been. Excuse me, I think my human assistant needs a glass of water; she apparently is choking on something. (What’s that? What are you mumbling . . . I don’t need to collect rocks, I must have a head full of them if I’m thinking of getting involved in the mess in Washington?)
Anyway, if you have any advice or want to volunteer to answer phones or do some canvassing, contact my assistant and she’ll put you in touch with my campaign manager Tiny or one of my media professionals—Debby (eBay ID: Debsdollhouseminis11) or Paul Van Dort (Red Devil Productions, Inc.).
Oh—that reminds me. Paul, Mitzi called and suggested a rock you could collect for her today.