It's not easy being green. That song, originally by Kermit The Frog, is what I was singing soon after I bought this fab umbrella on a rainy day in Dover-Foxcroft. People looked and laughed and, I imagine, said things like, "isn't that snazzy" or "gee whiz, look at that groovy umbrella!"

Have I mentioned I have delusions of grandeur? I also imagined that day that good looking women passing me on the street were saying, "look at that smoking hot guy and that cute, sexy frog umbrella he's carrying. I wonder if he'd share it with me?"

Actually, I just wanted to document that I have an umbrella that I bought myself and I use it when I need it. Unfortunately, when I really need it, it's locked up in my truck. But hey, that's how I roll.

I had Renee model it for the photo because she had on a really sweet green fleecey that matched the umbrella. In fact, she looks just like a frog, doesn't she?

She actually asked me if she could use it to go to the dog park with Shadow. I said, of course, but warned her that when she got down there the french community wouldn't know if she was there to accompany her dog or play petanque (rimshot).

Thank you and good night. You've been a great audience. I'll be here all week.