Friday, February 10, 2006


Whee, it's snowing now, ahead of schedule! The news is still predicting 3 to 5 inches for us in Memphis and West Tennessee. We'll see.

As a Deep Southerner, snow is an occasional enough thing for me that I still love it. Maybe I'll post some of the snow photos I've taken over the years of living here in Midtown.

I don't think -- and certainly don't hope -- that we're facing another Ice Storm '94 situation. I was awake and at work that night. Oh, the stories. It was a peak experience in my life, that's for sure.


INSTANT UPDATE: Well, that was short-lived. Not the snow. It's gone from big, fat, wet flakes to the snow equivalent of a steady light rain. Very pretty.

I mean the pristine renewal effect of a good blanket of snow. The street is too warm still, so all the snow is becoming slush with the steady flow of traffic.

It's the front yard and sidewalk. I had briefly forgotten that I live in a crack complex. The snow out front is trampled by the many feet of crack zombies coming in and out of the downstairs apartment. It's hilarious, in a way. You can tell precisely where everyone's going, and it's a bit too tramply to just be a few visitors. You can compare our stretch to every other home and apartment building on the block and immediately spot the difference. So sad. I wish I had a digital camera to show y'all.

On the other hand, nature is more relentless, widespread and far more powerful than even crackheads, so there's hope that later this evening things will even out a bit.

Yes, hope always springs eternal.

INSTANT FOLLOWUP: And now it's over! Not even four hours later, snow has stopped. The wet, gloppy stuff on trees and roofs is dripping to the ground; it's apparently still above freezing outside. Shoot.

Radar and television news says we still have hours to go. I hope so. White blankets! White blankets!

INSTANT CORRECTION: Whoops. About a half hour later it started back up. Very light here in Midtown, but still snowing. I noticed the temps are still hovering just above freezing, which is unfortunate. Tomorrow will be a slushy mess.

ANGRY 24 HOURS LATE UPDATE: What the hell is up with Blogspot? Seems it's as likely as not the past few weeks to get the "Republish your blog in 10 minutes" error message as to actually be able to upadate your blog. Some "enhancement" when you can't update your damn blog in a timely manner....

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Thought For the Day

No matter who you vote for, the government gets in.