Saturday, January 13, 2024

Joy Of Joys...

...winter hath returned...with a vengeance.

The actual storm front has passed, and now we're into the lake effect portion of this system.

By the time all the shouting's done they're forecasting 14+ inches of the white stuff will have fallen.

yes, we kept the Christmas lights on the trees in back

day 1 of the storm, a little after sunrise

just as the lake effect snow began

Of course we knew temps in the 40's and 50's couldn't last, and for a large part of Michigan's winter economy, this weather is a Godsend.

But from my little corner of reality, I'm more than ready for this:

<Heavy sigh>

Monday is Martin Luther King day...

...and for the first time in my working life, I have the day off as a paid holiday.

That's a nice gesture on the part of my employer - an appropriate one - because MLK was a towering figure in this country's civil rights movement; an intelligent, eloquent force for good.

He was a martyr for the cause of freedom, and as all martyrs for just causes should be, he is honored and lauded for fighting the good fight, even at the cost of his life.

Do yourself a favor and read the full text of his "I Have A Dream" speech.

Delivered six decades ago, it stands as one of the best, most significant speeches in the history of this country, ranking with Lincoln's Gettysburg Address for its moral clarity and historical import.

Happened onto an interesting website / blog called Red Horse Garage.

The gentleman who runs it is a dedicated motorcyclist who recently changed sides from Harley Davidson to BMW.

Not sure if that's significant or not, but just an fyi in case you take sides in these kinds of brouhahas.

(I've always loved that word and occasionally construct pointless sentences like the above just so I can use it.)

One of his videos I found quite well done is The Mother Road Tour

There are actually several videos of his tour as he was gone for weeks, and there's a ton of great scenery and vintage Route 66 sites.

Enjoy, and don't never say I didn't do nuthin' for ya.

It's time for me and you to 23 Skidoo...

our "privacy bushes" bowing before the fury of Mother Nature

Karen's 5 minute snow-thing before the storm arrived...shades of Calvin.  apparently she's been listening to punk rock again.

mr. chiminea is not too happy about the storm

threw this in as a you can use terms like "waxing gibbous" and "waning crescent" intelligently

the snow looks like icing on a cake

Buddy's new digs

best apple pie on the planet, courtesy of Karen

my next radio, as soon as I can scrape up $50k...the Zenith 1000Z Stratosphere, a 25 tube set from 1935 (original price: $750; porcelain cat extra)

On this snowy January morning, I leave you with this truth from God's Word:

later, mcm fans...

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