Tag Archives: weather

What’s With the Pansy Winter Storm Names? Or, I Must Be Feeling Better Cuz I’m Back to Ranting

February 8, 2013

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Good heavens, as if the media hasn’t dumbed down our culture enough, now they are assigning names to winter “storms.” :meh: What the? Here in the Great Northeast, we get big snows, like, A LOT. We don’t need no stinkin’ names like “Ivan,” “Nemo” and “Willie.” What is this now, SeaWorld?! What ever happened to […]

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Hey, My Michigan Pals, Did You See This?

November 17, 2012

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This is a stunning video of the Northern Lights in Northern Michigan, November 14th. So beautiful! Did anyone see anything like this?

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If Only Sandy Came 24 Hours Later…

October 29, 2012

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As I live a scant few hundred miles from New York City, I have been monitoring Hurricane Sandy for a few days now. I probably wouldn’t be so interested but I was scheduled to go down to the city on a business trip Monday… and I was fully intending to go, hurricane or not. I […]

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Postcards From the Hedge – Mr. Rogers, Russia, and Rice

October 26, 2012

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When my husband and I were first married, we got an answering machine for our telephone. This was in the telemarketer heyday, in the early 1990s, and we were literally plagued with solicitor phone calls. (This was before I knew to remove our number from the public directory). Anyway, instead of opting for the boring […]

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Sometimes I Miss Country Living

August 22, 2012

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For all its rickety-ness and drafts, I like my old house and I have one of the finest yards in town. But sometimes I remember living in the “sticks,” and I miss it. I spent a number of years in the Catskill area as a youth, REAL down-to-earth living, and my thoughts usually turn to […]

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It’s a Good Time

August 17, 2012

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I’ve heard it said that southerners think we northeners are like ants. We scurry about, hurryhurryhurry, to get things done — such silly northerners, why don’t you slow down and enjoy things for a while? Well… here in the northeastern states, our “growing and doing season” is terribly brief. We really only have 4 to […]

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See Ya Later, I’m Going to Antarctica

July 17, 2012

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So there I was: slunk over the couch, limpid from the heat while my little window air conditioner sputters to keep the room cool at 76 degrees. I’m surfing my feed reader for interesting tech news, and then it hits me: Engadget’s story on Google’s Street View of Antarctica! Oh yeeeeeeeaaaah! In a brief burst […]

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Here We Go Again

July 3, 2012

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It’s roasting again here in Upstate New York. Even the Siamese cat can’t endure it. Look at that pitiful face! I found this video circulating the ‘Net. have you seen it? I’m looking forward to Godzilla Wednesday. It’s a spoof by Aaron Justus at WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond, VA. I love it when weather […]

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Help, I’m Melting, and Other Silly Stuff

June 21, 2012

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We in the Northeast finally got clobbered with the massive heat wave belching up from the west, the one that all you guys were moaning about earlier this week. Um, yeah. It’s a doozy. Needless to say, I shut off all the computers yesterday, draped heavy fabric over the windows, turned on the air conditioner, […]

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Monday Meme for a Mild May Day

May 21, 2012

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Yesterday it was almost 90 degrees!! With very little humidity! Needless to say, such a rare treat for us Upstate New Yorkers was GREAT. I was able to sit outside without sweating buckets. Today is much the same, with a bit of a breeze. Tropical Storm Alberto is chugging up the Atlantic Coast, and I […]

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