Even though I've studiously avoided the news lately, it was hard to escape the WEATHER! OMG, THE WEATHER!! There were people huddled in small groups whispering all day yesterday at work, especially after the Nat'l Weather Service warned of a "crippling winter storm event". I spent a long time in SoCal, whose fine weather-people had the hysterical habit of announcing an inch of (admittedly rare) rain as Storm Watch 2000! And while I'll admit the midwest weather is more extreme, I haven't always been convinced it merits the sixteen exclamation points and ominous music.
Anyway, despite Workathon 2011, after increasingly dire phone calls from Matt yesterday I packed up a box of files and bailed out early. And despite mocking the weather
[Oh yeah? How's that working out for you so far? Mirthless laughter]
9:03 sleet + fluffy white snowflakes
Not much better.
I will say I let the dogs out this morning and the aforementioned sleet + big fluffy white snowflakes made for a fairyland. The sleet hitting sounded like tall grasses in the wind. It was magic.
Magic with s'mores would better though.