Monthly Archives: February 2014

Offered without comment

By | February 18, 2014

So, It Snowed A Bit

By | February 15, 2014

We got our first really sizeable snow of the winter here on Thursday and Friday. Enough snow that we actually had to snowthrow the driveway twice just to get our trusty Subaru Foresters up. And we almost never have to do that. Usually we only snowthrow so UPS and FedEx don’t throw our packages into drifts at the… Read More »

The Ultimate Dieting Aid

By | February 15, 2014

I’ve let my weight creep back up over the last two years… two years in which I’ve battled severe depression. I have the best of intentions to eat less and exercise more, but depression makes it so easy to put both goals off. Today, FedEx dropped off a package containing what pretty much has to be the ultimate… Read More »

Well, That’s Nice To Know

By | February 12, 2014

From the “Freedom of Information” desk, a missive from the Prime Minister’s office down in New Zealand (click to enlarge):  

It’s Important To Get Things In Writing…

By | February 11, 2014

Mailbox Follies

By | February 5, 2014

I managed to eke out 15 years and 10 months as a Vermont resident without having someone vandalize my mailbox. That ended today. Someone ripped the door clean off it. See above. I spent a merry few minutes rooting around in the snow to see if it was simply on the ground below the box. No such luck.… Read More »


By | February 3, 2014

I’m sick. I’ve got a bad cold. It started a week ago, mostly as sniffles and congestion, and I beat it back using a steroid nasal inhaler. But then later in the week, I had a close encounter with a co-worker who was so ill that he’d had to skip sessions at the customer site, and had for… Read More »