Monday, February 17, 2003
Look, people, the links are there because they're good. If you read my last post and you didn't visit any of the links, it's not my fault if you don't get it. They're funny. I put them in there specifically so that you will go and look at them and see what amuses me, and maybe be amused yourself. So don't come whining to me if you don't even bother to look at them.
Well, today it snowed in a way that would make Siberian huskies happy, but not really anyone else. I mean, I love snow just as much as the next warm-blooded mammal with a good home heating system, but this. is. vacation. We have had a terribly bad winter this year, and we have not had ONE snow day! Not a one! This is starting to get just a wee bit ridiculous. Not a single day of school has been called off! I am not sure how I can emphasize this enough. Every single time it snows, it snows in such a way as to not make us miss school.
Someone out there really hates us. At first it could have just been coincidence, but by now it should be clear to everyone that there is some sort of malicious intent out there. I think that this is proof that there is a Higher Intelligence. A Higher Intelligence with a nasty sense of humor, mind you, and a streak of spitefulness to rival my brother's.
Anywho, today I managed to get oil paint all over myself and my clothing. I now smell like turpentine. I did finish a painting that I had been working on, so that was nice, but I started another one, which means that I now have a brand new partially-completed canvas that can sit in my basement for months before any progress gets made on it.
I also used vast, untold quantities of Woodrow-juice, that being printer ink. I am printing out pictures for the Book of Time, see. I make little drawings from these pictures, see. Good times, see, but it uses a lot of ink.
The Phylum Annelida is my favorite, of course. Annelidæ are SEGMENTED WORMS.
Is that a plow I hear?? By cats, it is. Useless, if you ask me. It's still snowing, and it's supposed to keep right on snowing through the night and for much of tomorrow. There's really no point in plowing it now.
The Weather Underground has many interesting and exciting things to say about the weather here. Apparently the storm total accumulation is supposed to be 15-25 inches, and we are supposed to have a Coastal Flood Watch for tomorrow. I guess all that snow has to go somewhere when it warms up a bit. The weather right now at this very moment is
16º F with a windchill of 0º
a northerly wind at 17 mph with windgusts clocking in around 24 mph
visibility of 0 miles
conditions being Snow Showers Freezing Fog
Delightful! Don't you wish you were here? Unless, of course, you are here, in which case you are rejoicing in your current location. I know that I am.
I think I am using a rather lot of italics in this here blog. What can I say, there is just so much to emphasize.
It doesn't feel like a Monday. Not at all. This is a good thing.
I still have to print out some pictures of Chordata, but I won't do it now, because my parents are asleep, and methinks Woodrow's loud noises of complaint and reluctant acquiescence would awaken them most unpleasantly.
Methinks is a funny word.
Hmm. No one from Nahant is online right now. I hope they still have power out there on that storm-tossed, godforsaken island.
I'm actually pretty impressed that we still have power here.
What if we lose power right now? I'll lose this entire blog!
Holy cats! That cannot be allowed. I must post right now!