12.24.09 Took 3 days to dig out. Whooped (is that an actual word?)
12.21.09 Need a backhoe because my back is broken.
12.20.09 We really got blasted with 2 feet in the pines. Poor Annmarie had to drive in it at 3:00 am but made it to work. This is my car (more later):
12.18,09 Blizzard warnings for tonight. Love it!
12.17.09 Tables time again:
12.16.09 Some days go well. (well, well, well)
From the infamous O.V. Michaelsen in California:
To deal with the numerous tedia,
Some teens are in charge of the media.
From malware and virus
To very desirous,
But gawd, now they rule Wikipedia!!
12.15.09 Is it the 10th day of Christmas? All these rules. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States honoring African heritage and culture, marked by participants lighting a kinara It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. The dates of Ramadan vary, moving forward about ten days each year as it is a moving holiday depending on the moon. And on and on. The breakdown. Oy vey!
12.12.09 A kaibun 回文 (lit. circle sentence) is the Japanese equivalent of a palindrome:
Wa-ta-shi ma-ke-ma-shi-ta-wa (私負けましたわ) - I have lost.
Palindromes shouldn't be confused with Palindrones.
The dates for "A man, a plan, a canal: Panama" and "Able was I ere I saw Elba" come from O.V. Michaelsen, who is probably the greatest authority on the subject today. -The Palindromist
12.11.09 11º wind chill but baking has the house warm.
Wonder if Hak and Jack hang out together in the ether.
12.9.09 Annmarie's truck on the Google Earth site.
12.8.09 Another from the Tables series:
Another from the O. V. series:
One evening preceding the twilight,
A rainbow arc glowed in my sky light.
I followed the bend
To that long rainbow's end
And found one tiny pot of pure pyrite.
The shiniest man that I've seen
Was a guy with a bright yellow sheen.
Pure gold helps arthritis.
A handshake with Midas
Had turned my right palm a pale green.