Friday, January 9, 2009

Snow II

It seems like we never get the amount of snow in the weather forecast. When it says 2-4" we get at most .25". The only exceptions are the first snow of the season when eventually we got 10-12" (but right after that it rained & the temperatures were in the 40's & the snow disappeared); and today when it looks like our 2-4" of snow is actually 4".

My wife likes to snowshoe & she was only able to get in 1 snowshoe trip the last snow before the snow disappeared. According to the forecast it is going to stay below freezing for at least the next week & there is supposed to be a little more snow in the next couple of days!

I look at the temperatures for where my kids live, my daughter is 17, my son is 40 & we are 28 degrees F; we are almost always in the winter in the middle of them.

Looks like Blago (our governor) has been impeached, so now more drama with the trial. In IL politics, the House Leader was anti-Blago & the Senate leader (both Dems) was pro, but the State Senator retired this past election; IL now appears to all anti-Blago!
WEATHER, (n) The climate of the hour. A permanent topic of conversation among persons whom it does not interest, but who have inherited the tendency to chatter about it from naked arboreal ancestors whom it keenly concerned. The setting up official weather bureaus and their maintenance in mendacity prove that even governments are accessible to suasion by the rude forefathers of the jungle.
    Once I dipt into the future far as human eye could see,
And I saw the Chief Forecaster, dead as any one can be --
Dead and damned and shut in Hades as a liar from his birth,
With a record of unreason seldom paralleled on earth.
While I looked he reared him solemnly, that incadescent youth,
From the coals that he'd preferred to the advantages of truth.
He cast his eyes about him and above him; then he wrote
On a slab of thin asbestos what I venture here to quote --
For I read it in the rose-light of the everlasting glow:
"Cloudy; variable winds, with local showers; cooler; snow."
Halcyon Jones
(Devil's Dictionary)

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