January 30th, 2011


The King's Speech ...,

We saw it this evening.
It was absolutly worth the price of the ticket and I think has made it to my list of "one of the ten best that I've ever seen personally."
Go judge for yourself.

And The Beat[ing] Goes On ...,

This is my official US Weather Bureau forecast for the next couple of days ...,

Mostly Cloudy
Lo 20 °F

Sunday Mostly Sunny
Hi 36 °F

Sunday Night
Mostly Clear
Lo 14 °F

Mostly Sunny
Hi 27 °F

Monday Night
Chance Snow
Lo 16 °F

Snow Likely
Hi 28 °F

Tuesday Night
Wintry Mix
Lo 24 °F

FzgRn Likely
Hi 35 °F

Wednesday Night
Chance Rain/Snow
Lo 21 °F

Go to www.noaa.gov and plug in your zip code.
You get the source that everyone else uses but without the hype and the advertising.
  • Current Music
    Leonard Cohen - being very mellow.

Houlihan's - 1 ...,

I've known for some time that I wanted to take and post this one.
As it turned out, it is not the definitive shot, and I will retake it - probably several times - until I get it "right."
So - call this a "Work in Progress."
But I happen to like this result.

"...Suzanne takes you down to her place by the river."

"...she feeds you tea and oranges that came all the way from China"

"...She's wearing rags and feathers, and she's touched your perfect body with her mind.."


Because I Could ...,

I went outside this afternoon and shoveled snow and ice.
This was the second level clean up - the rest of the driveway, the stuff that had fallen back on the walk, a cut across the curb strip so that I could get out to the Jeep without walking all around or through.
It also included clearing the entrance to the side door, and from there, around to the back, up the steps to the deck, and enough to get to the back sliders.

I looked at the grill, under its cover and with a foot of snow over that.

It was just so "right."

The snow came off, the cover came off, I opened the valve on the tank, and it lit on the first attempt. I really hadn't planned for it, but the freezer yielded a couple of frozen chicken breasts and some shrimp. The fridge had some yellow squash, a red bell pepper, a zucchini, and the pantry had the onion. They all went on the grill.

The rest is now past tense, and there's a nicely contentented Dave watching the Pro Scrimmage Bowl and working on my second craft brewed wheat beer.

As I said, it all just seemed so right.