Yesterday the National Weather Service replaced our Winter Storm Watch with a Blizzard Warning. Here in southern DE and also in southern NJ (across the bay) we are expecting blizzard conditions. Should be exciting! We stocked up on provisions (read: booze - just kidding) so we should be fine for a few days. The grocery stores are practically ransacked and there's not a snow shovel to be found anywhere. The local channels and even the cable Weather channel are working everyone up into a frenzy. Personally I'm on the verge of freaking out! (Insert heavy sarcasm here.)
Our friends Kerry & Hugh cancelled their visit this weekend due to the blizzard and because the Polar Bear Plunge has been postponed. Its just as well though, since Spouse & I both have colds.
Spouse stayed home from Team Trivia last night because of his cold. I'm not as sick as he, so I went. I have a feeling we will end up cancelling Fri Night Dinner with 'the usual suspects' tonight, although the snow hasn't started falling yet. But knowing what is to come will likely cause everyone to stay home.
One of the Newlyweds was on a business trip in LA and decided to do a little sightseeing. He sent me this photo, which warmed my heart!In case you're new around here, I absolutely adore Ella Fitzgerald. I saw her in concert several times and have many of her albums and CDs. Although I'm still waiting for a certain box set ordered from Amazon. Grrrrrrrr...
I have been enjoying Pandora internet radio lately. I normally don't listen to music while I work, but find I can still concentrate when doing repetitive tasks and listening. I find it weird though that you can't just pick a song you want to hear. If you type in a song name, it says it will select songs that are similar to it.
Lately there's been talk of a repeal of DADT, but first they need to 'carefully calculate how to integrate gays and lesbians without traumatizing the troops'. Personally, I find this insulting. Did they have to worry about traumatizing the troops when the first African Americans were admitted into the military? Or when women were first admitted? Yet somehow there's some chance that a soldier will freak out from sharing barracks with gay and lesbian soldiers. That's called homophobia. And hello?!?!? Gays and lesbians are already in the military! Straight soldiers are already sharing barracks with them. The repeal of DADT will simply prevent any more service members from being dismissed and losing their careers due to being gay.
Crush du Jour: Mark Charles Ferrara