Saturday, June 03, 2006

Hot Stuff - non-SW Princess

Hot Stuff - non-SW Princess

It is HOT today. It's not even noon and the temp is 117°, this is fairly unusual for this time of year here. These temps don't get this hot until the dead of summer (they don't call it that for nothin'!).
I had planned on going out this afternoon but I might wait until later to run my errands.

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In VERY light local news:
I passed our church/school this past Thursday and saw a group of reporters, being kept at bay, hanging out near the school entrance and wondered what was happening. Our church has been in the news before (former president Ford, among others, attend) but I did wonder what this was about since it was not just the local news people this time.

I then get an email from my mother-in-law mentioning our church and Prince Andrew...I'm confused and think that my m-i-l has confused our church with the one in Scotland that the royals have been associated with (it is our sister church). So I ask her if she's got an article.

Turns out that it's not Prince Andrew but Prince Albert (of Monaco - the family has history here). Prince Albert had a daughter out-of-wedlock 14 years ago, which was only revealed in the last couple of years..or last year (I didn't follow this too closely). Journalists have been trying to locate the child since the word got out. Three days ago I wondered if they would find her and what a scene it would no doubt be once they did.

Was I right. They did locate her, here. It's been a media circus and the news has spread so quickly around the globe it's amazing. She's been attending our church/school for several years (an honor student), and many people already knew her (just not her lineage), she will be graduating in a week.

Articles abound from everywhere...Australia, UK, Canada, France, New Zealand, China, Malaysia, India, Russia, Dominican Republic, Bahrain, Norway, Japan, Netherlands, Brazil, Chile...you name it. Plus every state in the US. :P

Here's one from Australia

While it is sort of "neat" that they've taken an interest, I wonder why it's so important. We have a lot of celebrities here in the valley, many of them within walking distance of my home (I'm surrounded by them :P) and it's sort of business as usual here when they're out and about, but the 14 year old daughter of a Prince?Should make church going an interesting experience in the future.

bleh.

Ah well.

~~Three hours later...The temp has dropped down to a respectable 112° :P gee, I'm so relieved. Apparently I've wasted enough time to push myself to the errands. So...there it is.

A blog about nothing.
Leah

1 comment:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

4 Comments made:

jkelly
There Is No Conflict

date Posted: Jun 03, 2006 3:08 PM
I think we got up to 110 yesterday.

It was breezy, though, so it is kind of a dry, blast-furnace heart instead of a broiler-type heat. It actually took a little longer than normal to get that high.



Aurin_Starkiller

date Posted: Jun 03, 2006 4:28 PM
Good day...

Interesting. Did the kid know?

I live in Western Washington, so it's all rain all the time. We might see a few sunny days in summer, but that's it. I'm thinking of moving down to Cali.

God Bless,

May the Force be with us...



Zelaskowski

date Posted: Jun 03, 2006 4:35 PM
I don't know where you live, but I live in San Diego. It is so hot, I feel melted! Very unusual so early in the season. I don't know if you have children attending that school, but a similar situation happened at one of our schools. My son said it was a little crazy for a week or so. The children didn't care a bit past the first day or so. Goes to show how quickly we lose our priorities!!!!



amidalooine
The Emotional Galaxy

date Posted: Jun 03, 2006 7:18 PM
That Prince Albert is quite the stud, isn't he?? I heard that story...

Try to stay cool!



NerfHerdersAnonymous
Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Jun 03, 2006 9:50 PM
It was breezy, though, so it is kind of a dry, blast-furnace heart instead of a broiler-type heat.
Yes. The Broiler-y type heat normally starts up in July and then the monsoons in August (add moisture to 118° and the heat index reaches 125°)

Interesting. Did the kid know?
Yes, she did know. The prince had been supporting her financially for years.

I don't know where you live, but I live in San Diego. It is so hot, I feel melted!
So, at 76° you're melting? hehe, don't move here. Palm Desert, btw. He'll be going to the school next year...a little too young yet.

That Prince Albert is quite the stud, isn't he??
It seems that way, lol.