Weekend Update: (Temporary) End of the Cold edition

Greetings, all. Woke up this day to a welcome sight: the mercury in our outdoor thermometer was above zero, which it hasn’t been before sunrise in close to a week. Not that you can feel it, mind you; took the dog out and was surprised at how cold it felt, courtesy of a decent breeze […]

Three Feet

That’s what fell on our house last week. Three feet. It was kind of a lot. This is the Catbird on Wednesday afternoon, when the snow had (mostly) stopped. Granted, she’s short (5′ 3″, I think). The car she is standing next to is a Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s just about six feet tall–when it […]

Monday Musing: And There It Is!

Good morning, all. Various bits and pieces of brain drivel from me: After pushing sixty degrees on Friday and Saturday, the temperature dropped, dropped, dropped. Drizzle on Saturday night turned into snow on Sunday morning, which hasn’t stopped yet. Plows are busy, and I will soon be busy as well, shoveling out the driveway (again). […]

Monday Musing, Daylight Savings Edition

-It’s six a.m. and it’s dark again. Sunrise is officially 7:22 a.m. The other day I read an essay somewhere calling on Obama to banish Daylight Savings Time, to send it back to the abyss from whence it came. Aside from the fact it does not work from an energy-savings perspective, the author argued that […]

Cursing the Weather

With apologies to those of you who do not approve of swear words. Holy fucksticks. This expression has been uttered by my more times than I’d care to admit. I’m not sure exactly where it came from. I don’t know if I heard it somewhere and adopted it or if it just came to me, […]