Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Weather Outside Gives New Meaning to "Frightful"

Originally uploaded by Senor Velasco.
Yes, it's snowing again. Pretty hard. Just as hard as I'm going to have to work to shovel that crap off my driveway.

I don't own a snowblower, but I do own a leafblower. Someone told me if the snow is dry enough, it will work pretty well. We'll see. If it's any better than blowing 16 massive bags of leaves this fall, I just may avoid trying to escape the agony through massive ingestion of cough syrup.

If manmade greenhouse gasses really are accelerating global warming, PLEASE repeal all CO2 emission regulations immediately!

Monday, November 28, 2005


Originally uploaded by Senor Velasco.
The Drudge Report notes, "Blizzards Wreak Havoc Across Plains..."

Lucky me. I live in said "Plains." So my wife and I get to go to work in wind, snow and ice.

Worse, we had to haul the kids with us.

Luckily, we just bought some ice picks and other arctic expeditionary equipment--just in case we decide to vacation in Antarctica this coming July. Instead, we're using them to get to work.

(We had to leave our two little ones in a makeshift igloo with a couple handwarmers, some french fries and some diaper rash ointment. Hopefully we can dig them out on the way back home from work.)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Winter's First Snow

view from my office window
Originally uploaded by Senor Velasco.
Okay, it's not winter yet. So that in itself is quite crappy. I don't live in what I would call a pretty town, but in the winter, it's downright homely. Talk about a lack of contrast. Gray skies, gray snow, and gray, dried street muck sticking to the side of your car. It's enough to make Afghanistan look like a painter's paradise.

What good are big office windows when there's nothing worthwhile to see out them?