The Daily Dose: Barack Obama, Waukee Sports and a Business After Hours
In today's Daily Dose, we talk Patch's Pet Pros, a Chamber event and Warriors spirit.
Good morning, Waukee. How was your day yesterday? I couldn't believe how hot it was. Seriously. At the risk of sounding like a total whiner, I had to switch on the AC. It was that hot. And it's only April 26.
In all truthfulness, I spent a majority of my day yesterday in a car driving back home from Wisconsin. Somewhere on Interstate 380, I started to notice that there were police and highway patrol cars EVERYWHERE. Everyone heading north was either diverted or forced to pull over at a rest stop. Then, about five miles later I figured out why. An entourage of epic proportions - several cars long with lights blaring - came my way. I'm going to make an educated guess and say it was President Barack Obama.
Why did I assume it was the president? Well, he just happened to speak at the University of Iowa Tuesday and I can't think of anyone else who would get such star treatment on the Iowa roadways.
Off the subject, do you have a pet that's driving you crazy with their naughtier-than-nice behavior? Maybe they bark or bite or have a tendency to jump up on strangers? We can help. In this week's Ask the Patch Pros, we've enlisted the help of a couple of animal gurus to answer all your specific pet-related questions.
Hey, if you're not doing anything later, you should drop by the Waukee Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event tonight at West Bank. The event goes from 5 to 7 p.m. and is a great way to network with area business owners and members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to: www.waukeechamber.com/registration.
Before you leave the house this morning, throw on your favorite purple and gold item and ready yourself to head out and support the many Waukee Warrior sporting events going on today. Tennis, soccer, track - it's all there.
Curious about today's weather? Here it is according to the National Weather Service. It's definitely not going to be a repeat of yesterday but I'm sure you can make the best of it.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind around 11 mph.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Breezy, with a east wind between 10 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Windy, with a east southeast wind between 18 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night: Rain. Low around 39. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Some people might suggest that I put this little nugget of information at the bottom of the page so that no one would see it. They might be right.
Anyway, I'm just going to throw it out there - I loved "The Hunger Games" trilogy. I read the second and third books back-to-back and I couldn't stand to not know what happened so I bought the audiobook version of "Mockingjay" and listened to it during my Tuesday roadtrip. I know, I know - nerd.
Have a great Wednesday, Waukee!