I’m Screwed

…if I ever want to move anywhere except Los Angeles. I was just looking at a little weather application I have in my toolbar that pulls current temp/weather for various cities I’ve set up. Currently in my neighborhood in LA it is 40 degrees. And it is 31 in Chicago. And that wee difference makes ...

Lincoln, Lincoln, I’ve Been Thinkin’ 1

When I took the GRE, I signed up for the “search service” that allows the testing board to send my info to various graduate schools so they can attempt to recruit me and/or offer me scholarships. Which is fine with me, since if someone wants to offer me free grad school, I’m all ears. I ...

Connect A Cut

So I am here now, and I will make several observations. 1. It is not nearly as cold as I feared it would be. However, at about 27 degrees, it is still painfully cold for a SoCal wimp like me. 2. Good lord, Wheaten Terriers have a lot of energy. My mom had thought my ...

Too Bad Winter’s Over 3

One thing I do love about the end of winter is the proliferation of sales at various outdoor stores. Especially when they start trying to get rid of some of their more unusual products. “Glove not included” is one of the more amusing disclaimers I’ve seen in a while.

And Now, Deep Thoughts 3

– There is nothing that will wake a cat owner faster from a dead sleep at 4am than the sound of a cat, even halfway across the house, about to puke. – When it’s this cold in LA (37 degrees when I left the house yesterday), does that mean hell’s officially frozen over? – Working ...

Brrrrrrrr 1

I spent four years living in Chicago, and during that time I was virtually impervious to cold. I mean sure, there was the time junior year when I rode my bike to class in the howling wind and the -20 air temperature, and I said, “Man, it’s pretty fucking cold out.” But I was tough. ...

This Is Going To Be An Oogly Winter 4

First, there was yesterday’s First “It’s Snowing Here” Text of the Winter from someone in Chicago (Hi, Mark!). Then, there was the giant Friday the 13th snowstorm in Buffalo. And now, it’s pouring rain in L.A. Rainy season here normally doesn’t start until late January. This is going to be a very long winter.