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Unexpected 5 Day Weekend - trinalin thinks things through
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Unexpected 5 Day Weekend
Last night before I got ready for bed, I got the phone call from school that we'd be closed again today. Oooh yes - with Monday a national holiday, that means we basically have a 5 day weekend.

It's a bit frigid right now, but at least we're into the positive °Fs for now. (Tomorrow will seem tropical with a high predicted around 24°F.) I think I need to come up with another layer for my feet - they're freezing at the moment. Still, I'm one of the very lucky ones - I don't have to go out in this and my house is very comfy.

Yesterday I had a nice day. I called dad up and invited him around for lunch. He said he'd call shortly before stopping around and then we'd walk to the post office. After he called & I bundled myself up, we did just that. When we returned to my place, I fixed us a lunch of pesto tortellini with salad and rosemary olive oil bread. Mmm, mmm, tasty. We watched an episode of Pole to Pole while we ate. It was quite pleasant.

Most of the rest of the day was spent playing City of Heroes and reading. I spent several hours in the library with kitties on my lap. I shall endeavor to do so again today. (One way to get my frozen toes thawed out again.)

Today I slept in til nearly 10am. I played CoH again until lunch and while I was watching more eps of Pole to Pole, the subscription finally lapsed. So I'm free from my addictions again - yay! (Well, apart from the DTs. But with college starting back up, I'll soon be too busy to miss my games.)

Dad and I did go out again to the post office today. With 3+ layers on, it wasn't too bad. But it sure was nice to get back into my house.

With no more MMORPGs to distract me, I'll have to get going on my coursework this weekend. And maybe get some more reorganization & cleaning done. (The kitchen is now more organized to suit me. How many years have I lived here? Sheesh.)

Those you up here in the northern hemisphere, keep warm! (Those of you in the southern hemisphere, keep cool!)

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phlegethon_vii From: phlegethon_vii Date: January 16th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Doncha just love snow days...er, weeks?

Last time it snowed bad enough for a snow day over here, I was still working at Kings, so it must've been 2003, I think. Blizzard started just as I was walking home from work. It was fucking awesome. Next day Da's car was so frozen we broke a serving spoon trying to pry open the doors. No work for 3 days. I built a killer snowdude instead.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 16th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh. Snow days are indeed fun.

I'd build a killer snowdude but for three things: 1) I'm lazy. 2) It's colder than a witch's tit out there. 3) The snow, alas, isn't good packing snow so wouldn't get a nice snowdude.
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: January 16th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Since you were the one who made it, I trust the killer snowdude had a carrot in the appropriate place?

And when I used to regularly defrost the outside of my car to get in, I usually poured cold water on the door handle, though I don't know how well that would work in subzero temperatures.

Oh, man, I've got Pole to Pole in my Netflix queue, but...yadda-yadda-yadda. Especially since I'm currently reading--make that devouring in gigantic noisy bites--Sara Wheeler's Terra Incognita, it's made my polar-geeking zoom into even more stratospheric levels, so I made have to bump Pole to Pole up a few more notches, plus hey, all this and Michael Palin too? w00t! (When I recently recommended his book Diaries: The Python Years to Hilary for her husband Jason's bday--thinking of course if she gets it for him then I can borrow it afterwards--she asked me to clarify which Python he was, so I said, "The cute one." Hey, he was my second favorite after Mr. Idle when I was a crazed teener, after all.)

It's 64.6℉/18.1℃ here right now. I would just like to apologize to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere at this time...
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 17th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Since I've purchased the Michael Palin Collection on DVD, I'm trying to watch his travelogues in order (with one exception - one of his railroad ones I watched out of order since it was on the same DVD as his first one.) I watched all of Around the World in 80 Days in one day (the Saturday I was grading physics catapult reports). And now I want all of his books. (I only have Pole to Pole currently, but I've put all the rest on my amazon wishlist so when I next get amazon moolah from my credit card, I'll OD on Palin travelogue books.)

Pole to Pole is almost painful to watch - an optimist being browbeat to the point where he becomes a pessimist - or worse, a fatalist. I was surprised when I found out he'd made another travel documentary after - and then some. Heh.
fizzixrat From: fizzixrat Date: January 17th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Have your school call your sister in Mpls and ask her what cold is. ;) I think perhaps they doesn't understand...
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 17th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh - it's not the school, though, it's the parents. In today's sue-me sue-you society, superintendents have to make a lot of weather calls they would have never done when I was a kid or especially when dad was a kid.

Ohioans just don't know what cold is. Well, most of 'em. *I* know cuz I've watched The Last Place on Earth. Heh.
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: January 19th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
It feels so odd to be reading posts about extreme cold given how frikkin' hot it is here in Australia right now. 40 degree Celsius days should be illegal. Prosecute the weather!

Also, use your days well off, my son. The fork* be with you.

*a fork specifically geared to aid the ingestion of handy relaxing time snacks
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 19th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Hotter than human body temp - that is hot! You folks keep cool down there!
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