As Cold As Ice!

As Cold As Ice!

Brrrrr! We set a new record low temperature here overnight. Officially, they’re saying it got down to -11, but the weather thingy in my browser was showing -14 at 3:30am, just before I decided to crawl under my blankets. At any rate, I was inspired by the following image, a copy of which was posted over on Tacky Raccoons…

From Frozen Sand

From Frozen Sand…

Having awakened to a very depressing -8 degrees outside my door (and wind chills far lower), finding something beautiful arising from the cold wasn’t exactly high on my list of morning activities. In fact, if anything, the cold snap we’ve been experiencing has made it very hard for me to see the beauty in anything at all. But then I saw these images…

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It’s Valentine’s Day, Again…

God how I hate Valentine’s Day! Between my loneliness and my cynicism, I’m not sure if I should cry into my coffee or run outside and shout my derision to the world at large. Then again, after deciding on the latter and then seeing what had to be the world’s shortest damned blizzard ever going on outside my door, I was thinking that maybe Mother Nature and I were actually on the same page for once – that is, until the power went out – twice! O_o