Farewell, Pyeongchang

I can't believe the Olympics are over now. They'd been a near-constant companion for 2+ weeks, and I'll miss them. And when I say "constant" I mean that. This has been the view from my desk at work: I even had to move my coworker's plant out of the way, as she rudely had it … Continue reading Farewell, Pyeongchang

The Shadow Never Lies

I had an unexpected snow day today! Well, not exactly. I still worked. I just did so from the comfort of my recliner at home, thanks to a rare late February snowstorm. How rare? It’s been 23 years since we’ve had this much snow (3.5”) after Valentine’s Day. And they're predicting more tonight. What a … Continue reading The Shadow Never Lies

Homeward Bound

Bloody Marys, a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" marathon (thanks to a free HBO weekend. I can finally watch the newest season - yay!) and even a little snow in the air. Translation: not a half bad Sunday. It would be even better if I had tomorrow off like a certain unnamed female in the house does. … Continue reading Homeward Bound

Fake Like 38

I stepped outside this morning and was greeted with a blast of cold air and a brisk wind. A couple of hours later Tara called and, as we were chatting, I mentioned how chilly it was outside. But I immediately caught myself and retracted the sentence. "It's not really cold outside," I said. And it … Continue reading Fake Like 38

What’s a “Swinged Cat,” Anyway?!

Like most states, South Dakota has several different nicknames. Most are not surprising. It is called, among other things: The Mount Rushmore State The Coyote State The Sunshine State The Blizzard State The Land of Infinite Variety But one nickname stands out from the pack: South Dakota's most unusual moniker is the Swinged Cat State. … Continue reading What’s a “Swinged Cat,” Anyway?!