Tuesday: Windy with heavy snow and white-outs. Travel will be difficult/unadvisable from early morning to late afternoon. Gusts up to 60 along the coast. Low 30s.
We’re due for at least a foot of snow – maybe as much as two.Joy.
This time around I’m taking the weather sensationalists more seriously. Mind you, last time around, just 11 days ago, I took them for realies enough to make sure all my flashlights had batteries and there was food in the house. I wasn't a total grasshopper, don'cha know.
maklouba, stuffed grape leaves, a big ol’ eggplant and a bag of Brussels sprouts to stir fry. Hey, you get your food jollies your way, I’ll get mine MY way. K?
Reading matter includes Charlie Jane Anders’ All the Birds in the Sky. I just read her short story collection, Six Months, Three Days, Five Others and enjoyed the hell out of her surreal, brain-sparking and witty tales.
As Good As New tells the story of the last person left alive after a nuclear apocalypse. She's a theater critic who finds and opens the bottle of a wish fulfilling ex-playwright genie.
Interstate is the chronicle of a broke, dying mad-scientist who’s spent much of his life replacing his body parts with brilliantly functioning, infinitely valuable substitutes. His many children discuss which part(s) they might inherit. There’s more to it but that’s the underlying freaky thread.
The Fermi Paradox is Our Business Model explores, amongst other things, the dangers of affairs with workmates – particularly when you live for thousands of years and travel the galaxies.
If I get through All the Birds in the Sky, I’ve got the second installment of Gary Gibson’s Shoal Sequence series to dive into. I'm rich with reading matter,
I'm also nervous but, since I can't control the weather (YET!) and am housebound until the worst passes, I may as well enjoy myself. The larder’s full up, I’ve got vino, a fab Coleman lantern, ultra warm clothes have been laid out (including woolen hat and second pair of socks) in case the heat craps out again PLUS there's that warm, affectionate cat 'o' mine. Preparedness leads to zenness, just FYI and shit.
There'll be a lot of the white, wet stuff BUT it won’t last. The ten day forecast only has us dipping below freezing only at night. YEA!