Friday, January 11, 2013

The snow globe gets another shake

Just when the daily temperatures were reaching highs in the 50s and the last remaining patches of snow/ice had melted, another storm comes rolling in.

This time it has a name, Gandolf.

Why on earth are we naming winter storms? I do not recall ever seeing a winter storm with a name before. I think the weather forecasters are simply getting bored. Maybe they are getting jealous of the hurricane people, either way I think it is dumb. Sure it is a major blizzard with very very cold temperatures but it isn't much different then any previous winter storm we have had. Instead of coming up with dumb ideas, they should be out there shoveling snow.

Fortunately the storm arrives right on time to ruin the weekend, as usual. Thankfully I am not doing anything of importance outside this weekend.

My plan for the storm is to sit by the pellet stove and drink Earl Grey tea.

Did you know that Earl Grey tea is actually named after an Earl named Grey. The second Earl Grey was presented the tea by diplomats from the East and he decided to have it made locally. The same recipe has been used since like 1706. Either way it is tasty.

I fly to the Virgin Islands this coming Wednesday and will be there for two weeks. I would imagine that I will miss the deadline for the monthly financial post since I arrive at midnight on the last day of the month but I will try to get it out as soon as I can. I am not looking forward to seeing the bill for this vacation.

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