A “Better” Person

Got up this morning and my phone weather app said it was 71ºF at 7:30 am.  That’s not with the humidity factored in – do that, and it was allegedly 80ºF. At 7:30 am! The day hasn’t even started yet and it’s already burning me up. Of course, Accuweather is predicting rain, but it’s clear…

Blood on the Highway

I’m strongly considering retitling this blog to something like Blood on the Highway, as it seems that most of my recent adventures have all been centered around my favorite chore:  Driving. In the near-month since my last post (I’ve been busier than usual), I have nearly been hit at least four times, nearly hit someone…

Two Types

It snowed yesterday.  It snowed over most of the weekend.  It’s going to snow this upcoming weekend.  Between the three “snow events” – what us old folks used to call “snow storms” – they’re talking a total of about 15 inches of snow, at least. That’s a lot of snow. Yes, I know it’s winter…

It’s Wednesday!

If you listened to the weather jockeys here in the Upper Midwest last week, then last Wednesday was going to be something special:  A massive snow storm was to roll through the region, plunging the countryside into darkness and leaving nearly a half-foot of white stuff in its wake.  A full day of Nature’s wrath…

WWYMHD?

As I left home this morning for work, something weird happened. Nothing significant, certainly nothing to write home about, and something minor that’s happened to me numerous times.  But for some reason, today’s episode was different, probably because it made me think. Let me set the scene: I was driving along a major avenue when…

Windy Thoughts

It is windy here. I love seasonal windstorms.  Despite its roar, and the cacophony of noises outside from tumbling trash cans, mailboxes, awnings, and who-knows-what-else, I’ve always found the sound of a windstorm to be somewhat comforting, not too different from listening to a thunderstorm or some other white noise. It amuses me, too.  Despite…

Let’s Get Stupid, pt. 1

This post is for the lady who decided to use the on-ramp to the highway this morning. You know who you are.  You also know what you did.