Friday, February 10, 2006
At last, winter is coming!
After a virtually snow-free season, we're finally getting an appreciable amount of white stuff this weekend. Whoo-hoo! My 'hood is projected to get 5"-8" of snow over the next two days. Of course, here in the DC area, this means that people are buying all the milk, bread, and toilet paper available for 100 miles, just in case the 5" of snow turns into a blizzard and they have to go all Donner Party and start eating their young.
"Bobby? Sorry, son. You drew the short straw. But don't worry. We'll eat ya slow and savor every bit..."
It'll be nice to see a little white stuff around here. It's supposed to start slowly tomorrow morning and grow heavier throughout the day. I'm feeling a bit better at last, so I think I'm going to take the laptop up to the coffeeshop in the a.m. and do some writing before it gets too treacherous to drive. It'll be nice to have a warm cup o' joe and the opportunity to craft some text that isn't connected to federal funding!
I'm taking a break from watching the always surreal opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. I don't care what country is hosting, the ceremonies always look like bad performance art at a junior college. I know millions and millions of dollars/lira/you name it go into the ceremonies, but, in the end, it's always weird music and a lot of people in spandex doing interpretive dance. I saw that movie, it was called "Tron" and it was better with Bruce Boxleitner and David Warner as the MCP.
Okay. Break over. The parade of countries has started. I just heard them call Andorra. Man, I loved her on "Bewitched."
(Yes, I need sleep. Let the slaphappiness begin!)