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Kiss My Ass, February

Posted by pjsauter on February 28, 2014
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Finally, we come to the end of the longest short month on the calendar (right? This isn’t leap year, is it? I lost track after they fucked with the Olympics). While we did manage to dodge the foot-o-snow they predicted (incorrect weather forecasts – how unusual), it’s still really goddamn cold out there, and my wife informs me that, while the driveway was passable this morning, it could use a “quick” plow (it’s about 3° out there, so “quick” goes without saying). February, for the most part, has pretty much sucked and I’ll be happy to see it in the rear view mirror (not that March is shaping up to be much better – at least to start. Comes in like a lion and goes out like a mountain lion and all that). At least when March gets out there, you know there’s light at the end of the tunnel and only six more weeks of winter.

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The End is Near

Posted by pjsauter on February 27, 2014
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I opened up the lo-cal newspaper site this morning (the word “newspaper” strikes me as something destined to become a quaint old term that will hang on for a while, though only old people will remember where it comes from – like “icebox” or “dialing” a phone), and this is the headline (there’s another one) I was greeted with:

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Spring Almost Over

Posted by pjsauter on February 21, 2014
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It was way up there in the 40s yesterday (for a while, then it got colder and snowed like hell for a few hours) and today they claim it may get to 50. Then the roller coaster starts downhill again and it’s supposed to go back to being really friggin’ cold next week. And so it goes. I’m tired of it.

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Bleh

Posted by pjsauter on February 17, 2014
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Going to work this morning sucked, but at least the ride in was nice. Well, except for the douchebag who insisted on going 40 mph (max) for about a 15 mile stretch in a 55 zone. It was a crystal clear night last night, and the 93% waning gibbous moon lit everything up brilliantly (one advantage to being blanketed in snow – even moonless nights are bright).

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It’s Official – We’re a Bunch of Idiots

Posted by pjsauter on February 16, 2014
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The National Science Foundation recently surveyed a bunch of Americans to see what they knew about science as part of a report to be sent to Congress and the Prez. I know this because a British daily paper – The Independent – wrote a story about it in today’s edition. To be fair I also saw it on the USA Today website – along with a link to a “related” item about “How giant rats could someday rule the Earth.” Hint: Phase One was to take over both houses of the US Congress.

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Finally Stopped Snowing (Mostly)

Posted by pjsauter on February 15, 2014
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You’ll no doubt be happy to hear that, with this last little burst of snow, Syracuse has now taken the lead in the Golden Snowball race with 95.2″ for the season so far – about half an inch ahead of Buffalo. Now that Lake Erie is frozen solid (that’s not unusual, but a rather astonishing 90% of the Great Lakes is frozen this year – including almost a third of Lake Ontario, which tends to be the least frozen of them, ‘cuz it’s so deep relative to its surface area(, we shouldn’t get much competition from them. Sadly, it appears that Erie PA has an insurmountable lead of almost 15″ on us. At least, I hope it’s insurmountable, ‘cuz I’m tired of winter. Unfortunately we get, on average, another 34″ of snow before the end of the season so odds are it aint over yet.

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They Lied!

Posted by pjsauter on February 14, 2014
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We were told that this latest winter storm (which the Weather Channel has decided to lamely label “Pax” – I mean, if you’re up to “P”, why not go for Patrick?) would stay well to the east of us, and we’d only get a few inches of snow. Like maybe four, tops (ha – Four Tops). It appears that we were lied to.

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And So We Live to Fight Another Day

Posted by pjsauter on February 13, 2014
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Yesterday, it was sunny all day long and it didn’t even snow (which you’d think would be kind of a redundant statement, but I’ve seen it snow on a sunny day – which I think is a lost CCR verse).  And after a rather chilly (as in, below zero) start, it got all the way up into the 20s  (which, let me tell those of you who live where it’s warm all the time, felt pretty darn good).  It appears the snow will be back today, though.  No, we’re missing out on this big killer storm coming up the coast – but once it gets north of us, it’s supposed to turn into a nor’easter and bring some snow.  How much is TBD – it all depends on how far east it stays.  Personally, I hope it stays way east.  At least as far away as Utica (no offense, Uticans).

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Fight back: Take part TODAY!

Posted by pjsauter on February 11, 2014
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My arm hurts too much to do a lot of non work-related typing today, so I figured I’d cheat and do some copying and pasting instead. I’m not terribly hopeful that this will have much of an effect on anything, but what the hell. It’s either this, find some cutesy YouTube video of Shirley Temple singing Animal Crackers in my Soup, or wish Sarah Palin a happy 50th birthday.

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F*ck Denmark

Posted by pjsauter on February 10, 2014
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I’ve never had anything against Denmark. Other than Hamlet, who really spends time thinking about the not so great Danes? Now, however, I have to say fuck you to Denmark in general and the Copenhagen zoo in particular. That’s about all I can bring myself to say about the giraffe, other than there was no fucking reason for it. Moving along….

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