Out of the Blue

Well, we got belted with the promised blizzard, once again lending eerie credibility to the occult art that is meteorology. In a delightful turn of events, a knock came on the door last night from an ambitious young man eager to come by today after the snow ends to shovel our walk. Happy with the opportunity to avoid this horrible manual labor, we agreed to a $20 fee, which will be a terrible rip-off to him, so if he comes through, he can expect something like a 100% tip. Meanwhile, however, my neighbor's son is out there right now trying to get a snow-blower running, and I suspect if he does he may just blow my walk as well. MrsBlue suggested asking him not to since we promised the kid the job, but I don't think I want to risk the kid blowing us off (or not, depending on how you read that) and leaving me the job, so I think I'll sit tight, and if my neighbor comes through, just give the kid the twenty anyway.

Gosh being lazy is a lot of work!

Anyway, I sure am looking forward to some January football today. And of course, I hope you're safe and sound where you are.

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Re: state of emergency in RI
Jan 24, 2005, 17:07
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Re: state of emergency in RI Jan 24, 2005, 17:07
Jan 24, 2005, 17:07
 
60 degrees or so in Dallas right now. Damn this impossibly cold weather!

Lived in Dallas for a year. Heather lived there for several years. The weather is virtually identical to Atlanta's -- summers are just slightly hotter with slightly less humidity. Balances out.

You'll get plenty cold before long.

And you still won't have any trees. Just bushes with aspirations.

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Re: state of emergency in RI
Jan 24, 2005, 14:32
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Re: state of emergency in RI Jan 24, 2005, 14:32
Jan 24, 2005, 14:32
 
60 degrees or so in Dallas right now. Damn this impossibly cold weather! Someone wake me when it gets into the mid-90s. Maybe I can start wearing short sleeves then.
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Re: state of emergency in RI
Jan 24, 2005, 10:14
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Re: state of emergency in RI Jan 24, 2005, 10:14
Jan 24, 2005, 10:14
 
South East is horrible with hurricanes, wiping out houses and such.

And that, again, depends on where you live. The only regions of the SE that are in particular hurricane danger are coastal areas -- and even then it's mostly Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Carolinas. Georgia almost never gets hit directly by a hurricane. Virginia is rarely hit, and the other states are too far inland.

As for why to not live in California -- simple. Cost of living. Yes, it's beautiful, good weather, etc. and everyone else agrees. Which is why you can't buy a house for anything resembling a reasonable rate anywhere close to a job.

I always laughed at the whole "but it's a dry heat" lines I'd hear; that is until I experienced it myself.

I still distinctly remember flying out to Tempe, AZ in the middle of August to interview with Intel. Got on the plane in the middle of a Georgia summer -- 95 degrees and 95% humidity. Got off in Phoenix with 110 and 20%. The recruiters were bending over backwards to apologize for the heat, and how it wasn't like this all the time, yadda yadda yadda. I simply thought it was wonderful that you didn't break a sweat within 5 seconds of being outside.

Wouldn't want to live there though... nice enough city, but the lack of natural greenery and trees would drive me bonkers.

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Re: Snow Job
Jan 24, 2005, 08:00
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Re: Snow Job Jan 24, 2005, 08:00
Jan 24, 2005, 08:00
 
Hey Hump, those pics are great. Call me crazy, but I wish we got more snow this year...

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Re: Auctions
Jan 24, 2005, 07:57
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Re: Auctions Jan 24, 2005, 07:57
Jan 24, 2005, 07:57
 
What rank is 300 I wonder? *sigh* I need to re-evaluate my life...

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Re: Auctions
Jan 24, 2005, 07:22
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Re: Auctions Jan 24, 2005, 07:22
Jan 24, 2005, 07:22
 
Nice items indeed !
Lol.

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Re: Enclosure
Jan 24, 2005, 03:21
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Re: Enclosure Jan 24, 2005, 03:21
Jan 24, 2005, 03:21
 
occult art blue? where you born in the 1600's or something? idiot

Play nice...

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Auctions
Jan 24, 2005, 02:07
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Auctions Jan 24, 2005, 02:07
Jan 24, 2005, 02:07
 
Nice items indeed !

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Re: state of emergency in RI
Jan 23, 2005, 23:46
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Re: state of emergency in RI Jan 23, 2005, 23:46
Jan 23, 2005, 23:46
 
>>Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there (at least not year-round).<<

You can't live there. That's why it's called "Death" valley.

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Re: state of emergency in RI
Jan 23, 2005, 22:42
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Re: state of emergency in RI Jan 23, 2005, 22:42
Jan 23, 2005, 22:42
 
you can see that if you are foolish enough to live in LA or SF (or anywhere else on the San Andreas Fault), you can expect shaking. Inland is pretty safe from EQ.
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Hurricanes, blizzards and hot, humid summers are not so constrained last time I checked.

I'll give you that. California can vary greatly by where you are, since it's so incredibly huge. But "the east" varies a lot as well, as Florida is a different animal than NJ.

Sure, places like NJ and NY can get hit by a hurricane, but it's usually just the tail end of the thing leaving us with just a heavy rain and some lightning. South East is horrible with hurricanes, wiping out houses and such. As a result I'd never live there. Up here, there's little worries.

But I'll give you humidity, it sucks. Sure, the Summer humidity in NJ isn't anywhere as bad as Florida but the 0% humidity of California is a god-send.

I always laughed at the whole "but it's a dry heat" lines I'd hear; that is until I experienced it myself. Sure, it was 120 F when I was there, but the lack of humidity made it more bearable than 90 F in NJ.



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Re: Enclosure
Jan 23, 2005, 20:44
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Re: Enclosure Jan 23, 2005, 20:44
Jan 23, 2005, 20:44
 
occult art blue? where you born in the 1600's or something? idiot.

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Re: Well, Bronco....
Jan 23, 2005, 20:22
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Re: Well, Bronco.... Jan 23, 2005, 20:22
Jan 23, 2005, 20:22
 
Congrats to the Eagles and all the Eagles fans (except for the ones who booed Santa Claus).

Coming from another long suffering fan this means a lot to me.

Thanks.

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Re: Well, Bronco....
Jan 23, 2005, 20:22
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Re: Well, Bronco.... Jan 23, 2005, 20:22
Jan 23, 2005, 20:22
 
...how 'bout them Eagles?

I can't explain what a relief it was to watch that game. I was 11 when they last went to the Superbow. Such a good feeling to get over the hump.

With all the euphoria at just getting to "the big game", I wonder if the area would implode if the AFC team beats them?

I don't think anyone in the area right now cares or expects the Eagles to beat the Patriots. Although the coach said we'd see TO in two weeks.


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Re: state of emergency in RI
Jan 23, 2005, 19:06
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Re: state of emergency in RI Jan 23, 2005, 19:06
Jan 23, 2005, 19:06
 
It's a matter of preferences. California's warm all year 'round, but can get hotter than hell in the summer. On top of that you have earth quakes, mud slides, and the occasional large-scale forest fire in California.

It depends on what part of California you're in. Here in the Santa Clara Valley our summers are very mild, a couple days that approach 100 but for the most part in the high 70s and low 80s. As for Earthquakes the only one I've ever experienced was the '89 Loma Prieta, and I've lived here since '88. In realistic terms the only disadvantage to California is that there isn't the change of seasons you have back east, but given how brutal the winters are and how hot and muggy the summers are back there that might be considered an advantage.

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Re: Well, Bronco....
Jan 23, 2005, 18:44
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Re: Well, Bronco.... Jan 23, 2005, 18:44
Jan 23, 2005, 18:44
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Congrats to the Eagles and all the Eagles fans (except for the ones who booed Santa Claus).

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Re: Snow Job
Jan 23, 2005, 18:32
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Re: Snow Job Jan 23, 2005, 18:32
Jan 23, 2005, 18:32
 
Bah Hump, that's nothing, you can still see your bushes. I couldn't see the bushes in my backyard from snow piled higher than them last night at midnight, and the blizzard was just starting.

This morning, the wind had piled the snow higher than my fence. 2+ feet of snow and 70+ mph wind gusts (ie. hurricane scale winds) = some pretty tough conditions.

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Well, Bronco....
Jan 23, 2005, 18:20
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Well, Bronco.... Jan 23, 2005, 18:20
Jan 23, 2005, 18:20
 
...how 'bout them Eagles? You called it right - the team with the better tackling won the game, that's for sure. Falcons started to throw in the towel a bit in the late 3rd, couldn't get cooking.

With all the euphoria at just getting to "the big game", I wonder if the area would implode if the AFC team beats them? I'm rooting for the steelers, if only to see if the state will split in two. (and I'm tired of the Pats. even if they are a good team).

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Misc post
Jan 23, 2005, 17:55
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Jan 23, 2005, 17:55
 
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Snow Job
Jan 23, 2005, 17:55
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Snow Job Jan 23, 2005, 17:55
Jan 23, 2005, 17:55
 
some pics.

These are from about 7a.m. this morning. After this was shot we got about another 6 inches:

http://members.cox.net/satyr27/snow/Picture%20002.jpg
http://members.cox.net/satyr27/snow/Picture%20004.jpg
http://members.cox.net/satyr27/snow/Picture%20005.jpg
http://members.cox.net/satyr27/snow/Picture%20006.jpg
http://members.cox.net/satyr27/snow/Picture%20007.jpg
http://members.cox.net/satyr27/snow/Picture%20008.jpg
http://members.cox.net/satyr27/snow/Picture%20010.jpg
http://members.cox.net/satyr27/snow/Picture%20011.jpg

suk

sorry about the lack of compression. didnt have much time to screw with it so i optimized once without checking the results.


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Re: state of emergency in RI
Jan 23, 2005, 17:50
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Re: state of emergency in RI Jan 23, 2005, 17:50
Jan 23, 2005, 17:50
 
I love the changing seasons. I'd go nuts with nothing but sunshine all year long with the only variance being the difference between hot and really hot, and the occasionsal shower.

This weather is a pain, but spring, summer and definitely fall, make it all worthwhile.


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