I learned a new acronym this week, SMH (shaking my head) to be used when something is too unreal to even have words. It occurred to me that I don't shake my head as often as I roll my eyes so I thought RME might be a better acronym for me. But I didn't come up with a new Facebook or Twitter acronym as it's already being used.
Anyhow, after reading of yesterday's oil spill in Santa Barbara I both SMH and RME. No matter where they occur, these environmental catastrophes sicken me, but this one hits home. Santa Barbara is a place I visit often. I've walked along those beaches on numerous occasions, and to see that tide of oil roll in and out, well, it's just awful. There is so much wildlife there. This time of year, the humpbacks and grey whales are in that area just off the coast of Refugio and Gaviota Beaches. The clean up does seem to be going better than the one off the Gulf, so hopefully the damage won't be as severe - they are still dealing with the after effects of that spill.
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