Dear universe – I want New England weather back

So tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and the temperature is going to be soaring up to a record-breaking 25 to 35 degrees above normal.

No.  Just no.  In fact, hell no.

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Requiem for a Bookstore

Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that independent bookstores are a bit hard to come by these days.  We’re lucky here in the People’s Republic, because we still have a lot of them.  But on Friday one of them went the way of the Dodo and the world is a little less fun for it.  So long, Lorem Ipsum.

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Happy 4th of July everyone

Here in Boston we had some scheduling insanity due to the weather predicted for today.  Even though the big Boston Pops fireworks event was moved to Thursday the 3rd from Friday the 4th, the festivities still began early and then ended with a bit of chaos when the bad weather blew in shortly after the fireworks ended.

And wow, did the weather get ugly.

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Mild winter day

Today has not been beautiful per se, but it has been quite mild.  The temperature reached about 50 degrees today, mild enough that I started a project that needed to be done outside.  We have some old cat litter bins that I have cleaned out and cleaned up for using as storage containers in the kitchen.  But obviously we don’t want them looking like old cat litter bins, so I got some of the spray paint that sticks to plastic.  A nice navy blue that would match our kitchen seemed like a good choice, and so I waited for a day with decent weather so I could spray.  Today seemed like the day.  So I painted and then set everything out on newspaper in the back yard to dry.

Then it started to rain.  The forecast said there was a 20% chance, and I guess the roll of the dice was just so.  I hope the paint job isn’t totally ruined.

-Geoff