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Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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11:57 a.m. - Hello, World!
Just when it seemed I was getting into the swing of things, posting regularly and all that jazz, my dial-up modem decided that it didn't want to let me online for a few weeks. The modem did begin working again, but since it's done this sort of thing before and I really do like to be able to get online reliably, I probably should get it replaced soon. ([personal profile] hasufin has a modem for me; we just need to get it working with the computer at some point. It'll happen eventually!) After getting back online, I was again back in the mood to not say things, which is why you haven't seen me lately (except for the one or two of you who have).

So anyway, here I am. It's been snowing. You may have heard about it on the news. Forecasts prompt deluge of D.C. haiku! Also, appropriate xkcd is appropriate.

And because tomorrow is one of the great chocolate holidays, here are a few non-snowy links:

"4 things I learned from the worst online dating profile ever" (link via Slacktivist).

Relevant to a few folks on my reading lists: Activist Pickup Lines (in case you haven't already seen the Twitter hashtag (I hadn't)).

Relevant to folks with twisted senses of humor: The Cap'n's Unfortunate Valentine's Cards.

Relevant to me: There's supposedly a farmers' market today. I rather suspect I won't be going--it's raining out there and there are several inches of ice and slush on the roads! Bleh. One of these days I need to find myself a pair of snowboots that fit. [Edit: Market canceled today! Good, now I have no excuse to go outside when I really have no business going outside. This is a day to stay indoors and enjoy some quality chocolate.]

Anyway, how is everybody else doing? Are you staying sufficiently warm/cool/otherwise comfortable out there?
Current Music: Nik Kershaw, "One World"

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Date:February 14th, 2014 10:16 PM (UTC)
well,i got a nostalgic scraped knee from falling on the ice one day.but it could have been oh so much worse! also,had a really good workout today digging out the car.
saw your note on daisy's page about the book 'the antidote'. i read that last year too and liked it a lot.
rain and slush on top of ice...dangerous! glad you stayed home and enjoyed some theobromine,amongst other things.
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Date:February 20th, 2014 11:45 PM (UTC)
Amazing how much difference a week can make! We got a fair amount of snow last week, but now it's mostly melted. The ground is *mush* right now, and we're going to have warm weather to make sure everything's melted in the next few days. And then? by this time next week it'll be cold again.
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Date:February 21st, 2014 12:17 AM (UTC)
roller coaster weather! i keep thinking i want to dig up a book by art bell and whitley strieber called 'the coming superstorms' which seemed like just silliness a few years back. hmmm...i'm curious about it now,,because this is crazy. and then TOO MUCH FOG at the olympics in russia. sixties and melting snow.

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