Caught Napping

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I think I said something a few days ago about spring finally arriving. Well, forget it. It’s supposed to freeze tonight, quite possibly setting a new record for the low temperature on this date. But listen to me. Our friends in the midwest and northeast are getting yet another wave of snow. Based on newspapers, I probably have a greater concentration of readers in the aforementioned regions that anywhere else in the country. I hope they’ll forgive me if I say I’m glad I don’t live there now. However, check back with me in July. I could change my mind.

41 thoughts on “Caught Napping”

  1. Just a touch of snow flurries predicted here in the Delaware Valley. It will colder, but nothing too bad for mid-April.

    I have a bad feeling about this summer though- I see a hot, humkd mess a-coming.

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  2. 1-3 inches of snow predicted for this area – but I refuse to shovel it as the temps will go back up to the 50’s and I’m just going to let it melt. Besides, I just took down, and rolled up, 350 feet of pretty orange snow fencing!

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  3. Right now it is just rain but it will change over at some point. Have to plug the hubby’s truck in tonight so it will start in the morning. It is supposed to be down in the teens tonight and tomorrow night in the twenty’s. I guess we will be lighting the wood stove this afternoon after having the windows open all night as it was near 60 into this morning.

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  4. I love in Central Ohio. After an 80 degree Sunday we woke up to 32 degrees and wind chills in the 20s with a layer of snow on the grass. Warm up starts tomorrow again.

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  5. Houston awoke to an unnaturally cool 40° this AM. Wife had a business flight yesterday which was cancelled due to storms passing through town. At least I didn’t freeze in bed alone.

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  6. Detroit set a record for most recorded snowfall for the “season”. There was about 3 inches at the airport but most of it was on grass and my deck, so not an issue with driving. Of course we are only comparing to 133 years out of 4.5 billion. I’m sure that we had more snow during the Ice Age. Like Sharon said, it was 80° on Sunday and today a windchill of 18°. I am planning to walk my 3.5 miles in a spring coat. We will see.

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  7. I was still in moderation over this post(why? the word schmaltz?) (let’s see if we can slip it in now he says salaciously)

    For rice growing up we always used Uncle Ben’s converted(never cared for the sticky stuff) it was Symply done and I do it the same way to this day except I do not have the schmaltz(rendered chicken fat)in the back of the fridge the way Mamar and Mom did…We fry chopped onions up in fat(I use butter and olive oil) add some minced mushrooms(I prefer shitake) and minced garlic then add the rice to the fried concoction stir until rice is coated then add water and bring to boil….I always make enough for Fargone four so I can freeze half for next time I need rice.

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  8. Due to moderation I am trying a Fargone experiment I am Symply breaking the text into sentences to see whereof I offend, please bear with me…

    For rice growing up we always used Uncle Ben’s converted(never cared for the sticky stuff) it was Symply done and I do it the same way to this day

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  9. Due to moderation I am trying a Fargone experiment I am Symply breaking the text into sentences to see whereof I offend, please bear with me…part2

    except I do not have the schmaltz(rendered chicken fat)in the back of the fridge the way Mamar and Mom did…

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  10. Due to moderation I am trying a Fargone experiment I am Symply breaking the text into sentences to see whereof I offend, please bear with me…part3

    We fry chopped onions up in fat(I use butter and olive oil) add some minced mushrooms(I prefer shitake) and minced garlic then add the rice to the fried concoction

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  11. Ah ha the forbidden word is $hi+aki as in mushrooms!

    For rice growing up we always used Uncle Ben’s converted(never cared for the sticky stuff) it was Symply done and I do it the same way to this day except I do not have the schmaltz(rendered chicken fat)in the back of the fridge the way Mamar and Mom did…We fry chopped onions up in fat(I use butter and olive oil) add some minced mushrooms(I prefer $hi+aki) and minced garlic then add the rice to the fried concoction stir until rice is coated then add water and bring to boil….I always make enough for Fargone four so I can freeze half for next time I need rice.

    And now it posts

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  12. Was it not just yesterday that some villagers laughed at the Dark Siders for rambling on about the weather? Well, not to be left out in the cold alone: we actually awoke to snow yesterday. not enough in town to do more than moisten the ground but the mountains supposedly got a few inches. Lows that past couple of nights have been in the mid-20s. Only warmed to 34 yesterday but today should reach low 50s, back to 60s tomorrow. The drought is still holding on with more trees showing signs of dying every day. I’d estimate about 20-25% of the local pine forests have died off in the last 3 years with tree deaths accelerating.

    And there is the weather and climate report from the New Mexico mountain country. Be well.

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  13. Yep, y’all just couldn’t resist, could you? Well, I guess I might as well join in the fascinating weather reporting fun, too. This morning I had to walk twenty miles to work, barefooted, in knee-deep snow, uphill all the way. And this afternoon, I’ll have to walk twenty miles to home, barefooted, in hip-deep snow, also uphill all the way.

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  14. p.s. The Weather Channel is so worried about this new trend of crowd-sourced A&J weather reporting that they have eliminated some of their “reality” programming and are having their female weather reporters raise their skirts’ hemlines. Some more.

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  15. Ghost Rider 6-

    I hear that in order to boost ratings, later this summer the Weather Channel will introduce “Naked Weather”.

    “Naked News” was one of the most absurd premises of which I had ever heard, yet it apparently is successful. Goes to show that men will watch anything if it included a nekkid lady.

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  16. GR6, sorry to hear of your hardship tour of duty. At least it is all uphill, going into the valley of dispair can be discouraging. Hemlines are limited in rise, at some point you reach the waistband.

    Blinky, in Russia both “naked” programs are amongst the top rated. Bare ’em and they will watch. Putin even proves a great chest is a politicans asset to be exploited. Cannot think of a single American politico who could pull off the shirtless look.

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  17. Is The Weather Channel even relevant any more with all the local weather personalities on Facebook and other social media? I haven’t even a clue what channel it is on anymore with my cable company.

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  18. Sharon, in my life it is no longer relevant. With either phone or table there are two or three ways to get local on demand weather for my current location. Weather and news have always gone to the media that serves it up the freshest.

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  19. As Blinky said, it’s not the raising of the hemlines but rather the lowering of cleavage line that brings in the viewers. Let “Bouncin’ Betty” fly ’em free and we’ll watch!

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  20. In a word, Sharon, no.

    Despite TWC’s attempt to portray themselves as “special” and “vital”, there are now far too many other sources of the commodity called “weather information” for that to be so.

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  21. Speaking of things related to those of the female persuasion, I take back 7.5% of all the bad things I said about the gocomics page for having too many ads on it. Recently I went there and hit the hat-trick…an illustrated ad for Victoria’s Secret lingerie on one side; an illustrated ad for Venus bikinis on the other side: and another company’s ad showing an animated line of lacy bikini panties running across the top. Sheer advertising genius.

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  22. @GR6,

    Symply amazing you are a targeted audience lol! They know what you like and are filtering your ads that way…have learned a Fargone lot over the last few months working with our website(click my name/link) we can target through FB advertising any demographic they have metrics on(ie. Blues music lovers over age 35 under 65 in the Worcester County area or within 50 miles thereof) and you my dear Ghost get panty ads, I love it!

    Someday I will turn off my ad blocker or pay attention to what they are selling me, I think it is still motorcycle stuff….speaking of which, next nice day I am two wheeling for the first time in over a year. Which brings me to the weather….real gray and rainy here, but warm enough, not worth talking about…

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  23. I don’t buy their apparel, but if they want to feed me eye-candy, well, I suppose I’ll just have to accept that I’m going to be bombarded with photos of skimpily-clad young ladies. 🙂

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  24. Just a couple inches of snow last night in SW Michigan. After dealing with over 140 inches so far, nothing to worry about. Actually the parking lot snow piles from plowing are down below five feet in most places.

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  25. Sharon, read the first sentence in your first post. Fingers outran the keyboard, most likely. Or a Freudian slip, perhaps.

    Jimmy, I think you jinxed the weather. Was up to the 80’s going into the weekend. Then a flood yesterday and today’s highs in the 50’s and going near freezing tonight. Weather Underground shows normal average of 75 for this week.

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  26. GR6, you could adapt the weather rock instructions for the naked weather.
    Anybody see the story of the tourist who got 18 months in the pokey for relieving himself on the Alamo? Somebody should have told him that wasn’t what they meant by “Remember the Alamo”.

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  27. Mark, here in Texas the Alamo is the most holy of shrines. Gonzales and San Jacinto run a close second. And when a Texan talks of the War of Independance, it’s not that Eastern thing of 1776, is the real thing of 1836.

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  28. Blinky, one of my favorite cooking shows is The Naked Chef with Jamie Oliver, and Jamie keeps his clothes on!

    Symply, I don’t have a jar of schmaltz in the fridge, but I do have one of bacon grease. As Emeril Lagasse says, it’s all about the pork fat, baby!

    Woke up this morning to temps in the mid-20s. I wish Mother Nature would pick a weather pattern and stick with it. 😉

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  29. @Trapper Jean,

    In my house it was all about the chicken fat and the chicken(hear that Debbe; but we ate the bird) soup one day, coq au vin the next, then Symply into a casserole or sandwiches the next day. Everything got used. Meat stuffing was also made with the chicken parts(no meat just organs)livers, heart etc, hard boiled egg, onion, matzo, celery….and I ground it on Papa’s workbench with one of those big ole’ Fargone grinders folks used to have with two dies screwed on to the end. The crank handle when I was little was as long as my arm.

    We tawkin’ food heah? I’m going to make a smoothie.

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  30. My family in Georgia keep asking me when I am moving back, and I tell them when they do something about July and August. You can always put on warmer clothes, but you can only take off so many.

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  31. LI, NY –

    We dewinterized the RV the week before last. (For those who don’t know about this – all water has to be gotten out of the RV tanks, water lines, valves, etc. in the fall so when it gets cold nothing freezes and bursts, after getting the water out a non-toxic, but vile, antifreeze is added. In the spring after the frost possibility ends, one runs water through to get the antifreeze out, puts diluted bleach in, gets that out and then rinses the system a few more times.) We had to get it done as we had to take the RV to the dealer (2 states away) for work on the water system last week (the 16th). So of course we had a freeze warning and the night before we took it to the dealer it snowed and we had to clear the snow off to go. Hopefully the second freeze after that one did not damage anything.

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