Greetings Earthlings. This is an agave who is committing suicide via reproduction. They put so much energy into that flower spike that it kills them. It's an interesting strategy. The thing is just huge.
I have consumer news for you. As of late we have noticed the following trend. When we sign up for a service for a set period, like a month or a year, with businesses like Hallmark Greeting cards, or Experian credit monitoring, the billing doesn't stop after the selected period of service. They continue to bill in perpetuity. After a google search on this subject, it's apparent that many companies are now doing it. Even when you click "one month subscription" they just keep on billing, hoping you won't notice. So, I say to you, exercise eternal vigilance on those credit card statements. It's fraud, but there doesn't seem to be any interest from the consumer protection agencies to do something about this. So it's on us to detect is. It's annoying as hell.
If you're wondering (after today's bombing in Brussels), yes, we are still going to Paris. One hopes that the golden bb does not find us. It's unnerving and sad that things have come to this, that people have to wonder if they will survive a visit to another country. We'll be getting to the airports very early, and expect that security will be excessive. What an age we live in.