Sunday, December 19, 2004

Capital City Weather
About an hour ago, I got up to unplug the light wheel because wind, thunder, and rain pounded outside. About five minutes ago, I got up to get a drink of water, and through the back window saw snow flying! I pulled on some boots and a hat and dashed out into it: a substantial, fluffy, wet southern snow, blowing and sticking everywhere, making the block's lights extra festive. I had no idea snow was in our forecast anymore, and that makes it all the more wonderful.

By the Way
The 50ish-year old clerk at the ABC store carded me when I bought liquor for the party. She raised her eyebrows and said something like, Wow, good for you; I never would have guessed.

Instead of the Washington Post, the out-of-town papers delivery person threw me a New York Times this morning. As a testament to last night's party, I note that I skimmed the front page, sports, and entertainment sections before I noticed. All of that to draw your attention to this Festivus story (you'll need to register if you haven't before). Will you think I am trying to keep up with the cool kids if I tell you I nearly called this year's party a Festivus Party?

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