Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Erin the Dweeb


Erin: "I'm a failure at everything."
Daddy: "If you were one of your brothers I'd know what to do about you. I guess you just don't grab one of your daughters by the neck and yank her out of bed."

One of my favorite episodes. Probably because Erin is a dweeb. I saw this episode today.
The Waltons

Monday, May 17, 2021

My Own Poem

I posted this on Facebook in October 2018:

Whose bike this is I do not know
He left it hither even though
He fled on foot down the path
Hoping it would remain safe just so. 

This bike had been abandoned near the park district's walking path along the Phinney Branch. I came across it on one of my "morning walks." The poem is modeled after Robert Frost's Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. I probably spent the rest of my walk composing my little poem in my head.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Soup for Supper

I shoulda gone to the grocery store yesterday.

I shoulda gone to the grocery store this morning.

But I didn't.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Book from the Past

I enjoy "finding" Little Free Libraries when I am out walking or driving down the street.  I first saw this one between houses when I was a passenger headed for home after our coronavirus vaccination shots.  It is a few blocks from our house on a park district walking path.


I immediately focused on the book on the right because it had a Library of Congress call number on a spine label.  Then I saw that it was property stamped PC Library on its top edge.  I brought it home with me because J reads this author.

See that handwritten due date?  May 30.  That's MY handwriting.  I had checked it out when the book was first acquired in the library and brought it home for J.

J is re-reading this book now.  

Seeing this book brings back many memories of working in PC Library.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cold February

We had roughly 2 weeks where temperatures remained below-freezing in February 2021. C-U temperatures have been below freezing since late on February 4. I believe we finally got above 32° this past Sunday (February 21).

But that is nowhere near the record for longest streak of complete days with subfreezing temperatures in C-U: 36, stretching from Dec. 29, 1976, to Feb. 2, 1977. During that period, there were 16 days with low temperatures below zero, including a -20 reading on Jan. 17, 1977, as well as readings of  -12, -13, and -17 on other days.

The average temperature during the 36-day event was about 10.5 degrees. January 1977 was the coldest January in the 133-year history of C-U weather records.

The News-Gazette, 02/20/2021:

On the other hand: