And so we come once again to that time again! Most of these are my neighbors in the Buffalo Prefecture of Blogistan. Click for context:
:: Val: Hey, isn't' that the heat coming on?
Kevin: (After a 5-second silent pause) Hey, the lights on the coffee maker are flashing.
:: Ahhh...sweet, sweet electricity.
:: So, I start a new job in a few weeks - I'll be working at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - which is going to be a crazy-ass commute. (So help me Mother of God, if this is a precursor to a family leaving WNY! I'm putting you on warning, Jan14221!)
:: The neighborhood is a hive of activity today, resonant with the sound of chainsaws. (This is a newly-launched Buffalo blog, although it's a second life for a former Buffalo blog that had fallen silent. Welcome back to the fight!)
:: There’s nothing wrong with critiquing how your government officials do their job - I do it all the time on this blog and as part of my 40-hour a week gig as the editor of a weekly community newspaper - but for today I just wanted to say thanks to the folks who had to make the tough decisions and I’m glad they did so.
:: This is no Katrina, but it is still a jolt—like stepping off a curb just as a car speeds by, maybe. Or having your kitchen catch fire, but be extinguished before the house burns down. This—whatever it will be called— has the feel of a warning. Be careful. Be aware of how quickly things can change. Know how lucky you have been, how lucky you still are.
And now a few non-snowstorm links:
:: Never provide a dungeon without treasure. (If you've ever played AD&D or a similar role-playing game in your life, please check out Shamus's DM of the Rings series. You can get to all of the posts here. He's fashioning a comic strip, using images taken from the Lord of the Rings movies, but writing the dialogue as if the images are actually those of an AD&D campaign. All he needs to capture the feel of the campaign I was in during my college years is a psychopathic elf fighter whose alignment is Chaotic Neutral.)
:: The irony is that the ability of Katie to appear to millions of people (well, fewer every day according to her ratings — oh, snap!) is due to the space program. (sent in by Paul)
Enough for now. Back next week!