January 22nd, 2005

dork L

gonna be sore tomorrah

I can feel it already.

I went out intending just to shovel the stoop---steps optional---and got a little carried away. It's so quiet and pretty out there. So I did part of the path to the garage, and a little around the car (leaving the car snowy for greater picturesqueness), and then was still having fun, so I went a way's down the drive, and then got the bright idea of shovelling a path to the mailbox. There was mail today, after all, and what if I'd gotten some great snail mail letter?

Well a one-shovel-width path is hardly sufficient for a leisurely stroll if you're, you know, a FAT-ASS, so I started 2-shovel-widing my way. Then for some reason I wanted to widen out to the width of the drive where Bea's driveway joins what is technically the extension of the street I supposedly live on, but what amounts to our shared driveway. After a good bit of that I did make my way---1 shovel wide, now, as I was losing light---to the street, and the mailbox. (The Working Assets bill was arguably the most exciting piece of mail.)

When I got back in the house I realized---Duh---how cold it is out there.

I'm pretty sure I got more exercise than I would have if I'd made it to Nia today.
ferndale bar lisa

I'll ask again tomorrow.

Feel free to approximate:

Poll #423062 snowfall tally

How much snow is on the ground where you are right now?

snow? it's at least 50 degrees outside!
2(13.3%)
none, though it's hardly warm
2(13.3%)
a mere dusting
0(0.0%)
about an inch
0(0.0%)
2 or 3 inches
0(0.0%)
4 or 5 inches
1(6.7%)
6 to 9 inches
4(26.7%)
9 to 12 inches
3(20.0%)
a foot to a foot and a half
2(13.3%)
more than a foot and a half (18+ inches)
1(6.7%)

Asked another way: how much snow, in inches, is on the ground where you are?

Mean: 9.56 Median: 11 Std. Dev 6.11
0(0.0%)
0
2(22.2%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
2(22.2%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
1(11.1%)
12
1(11.1%)
13
1(11.1%)
14
1(11.1%)
15
0(0.0%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
1(11.1%)
ferndale bar lisa

more snowbound surfing

Look, an interview with Los Bros at the Onion A.V. Club.

Larry Summers: asshole.

It took forever via dial-up to download the short "Muppets Overtime" (in QuickTime) from joeytomatoes.com, but it was worth it.

Hungry now. Time to get off the danged computer & make some supper. Frozen White Castles? Or something more elaborate? I've got salad stuff, and some good goat cheese. More than one thing, right baby?