Thursday, January 27, 2011

Guessing Game

Hey! Guess what? Last night we had another snowstorm! Yeah, 16 inches. Awesome! Snowiest January ever!

And guess what next? I sent my spare keys through the snowblower. They must have fallen out of my pocket. Found all the pieces at least but the buttons ain't working! Bummer.

Did you happen to guess that second one? Whodathunk it?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Glass Nipples

Woah, was it cold! How about morning low of -10? That's minus 10 folks! My house woke with up with some kind of popping/settling or perhaps just chattering.

When did we teleport to Alaska exactly?

I love the seasons but this winter is getting old fast! And football season as I know it is over. Darn Jets!

When does my golf course open up?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Whip It Good!

Seriously Octomom? That's how you treat your kids? And WHO tattoos a baby? Man she's weird. Definitely be doing porn by the end of the year.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Independence Day Assignment

Between snowstorms, ice storms and holidays, my 8-year-old has gone to school exactly 1.5 days in the past 8. And they're talking 5 to 10 inches this Friday. Crazy! Especially when she's still in school around the 4th of July.

UPDATED 1/20 -- and it looks like another snowday tomorrow with an expected 4 to 8 inches overnight tonight!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Now That's a Storm

No bullshit from the weathermen this time! The normal over-glorified hype actually came true! My house had nearly 30 inches! No school yesterday or today! I can't remember a time they had two days off in a row.

Our cars are in those mounds. I think the weather guy on TV was creaming in his pants!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Civil War

In view of recent events, if there were to be another civil war in this country, would it be a huge leap to assume it would be between the political parties as opposed to race or religion? Perhaps Saturday's tragedy in Arizona, including the death of an innocent 9-year-old will cause people to slow down and catch their breath.

Because up to now the anger that is broadcast daily is truly reprehensible. When one hears about "taking back our country" it sounds as if we've been invaded and our government doesn't reflect the will of the people. The fringe of our society, the one's who's brain's aren't wire quite right, then feel its their responsibility to do just that. Violently!

Well, we need to find better solutions than that. Our politicians were validly elected by majority vote (such that we have it set up, anyway). Should our politicians not perform to our nearly impossible expectations, then we will have the right to select those we feel will.

Most of us have a rational view this. However, increasingly many, do not. And their skewed view of our world is consistently reinforced by syndicated talking heads who have no qualms about spewing ideologies that in many cases are without merit. Remember "death panels"? As if this great nation would ever sanction such a thing.

Of course the vomit that shoots out comes from both sides of the aisle. So we must all strive to stop the "sky is falling" mentality and learn to discuss our differences with restraint and as adults. The sky is not falling. Our country will perservere as it always has despite its past political fractures. The next election will almost certainly balance out the perceived flaws of the last one. We can fight with our vote. Anger and hate and feeling that those who think differently from us are inferior is counterproductive. We're better than that.

But then, adult conversation, respect for those who feel differently and efforts to grasp another's point of view don't make for good radio or television, do they?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

More Blatt

Nobody's interested in the disgusting details about how I barfed on New Year's Eve are they?