Friday, February 23, 2007

Ice Storm

Bus stop


Sunrise on the tracks


All photographs copyright 2007, M. Kocias

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Do Thin Mints count as a food group?

I have to hide my Girl Scout cookies from myself, or else I could easily eat an entire sleeve of Thin Mints in one sitting...


Monday, February 19, 2007

Let's hope I don't suffer the same fate as the cat...

I gave in to curiosity, this weekend, and signed up on eHarmony for their "free communication weekend".

What I discovered is that, after spending an hour filling out their survey, I must go through their little series of steps before actually being able to "communicate" with anyone!

Well, obviously, by the time you send your pre-selected questions to your match, and they answer, and they send YOU questions, and you answer, and you send them your "must have's and can't stands" (a stupid concept, because, really, as I don't like saying that I "must have" anything...), and then you apparently (if I'm reading the list correctly), get to read a message from Dr. ICreatedThisService, and THEN, you get to communicate with the person... your "free" time is long since gone!

Oh, and then there are the "Oh, our servers are busy... come back, later!"

I suppose it's for the best, anyway. We wouldn't want to pick up a stalker, again, now would we? (;

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"And who would've thought...? It figures."

It's not ironic, but it's finding out after you've roused yourself from your cozy warm bed, showered, caught the bus, come to work, and settled in, before finding out that the campus has closed due to weather, for the first time since 1994, but only until noon, so there's really no point in going back home...

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Cold moon

I was laying on the sofa, this evening, keeping warm beneath a down throw and my laptop, when the rising full moon peeked through the vertical blinds on the back sliding door.

I ventured forth from the warmth of my little sofa-nest, and stood there, gazing through the (poorly insulated) glass.

It was amazing! It bathed everything in a blue light, and reflected off the dusting of snow to make even the frozen mud look beautiful.

After a minute or so, however, I realized that it was Very Cold by the back door, and the draft was making the stray hairs around my face move around, slightly. So, I shut the blinds as tightly as possible.

Driving home from my friend's house, later at night, the moon was almost directly overhead. I felt as though my entire car was glowing in the dark. As I pulled down the street to get to my neighborhood, I noticed that I could see the entire cross country field, a quarter mile away, bathed in the frosty light.

I wanted to stand outside and gaze at it, some more... but even this north coast girl knows when it's just too cold to do that for any length of time.

On a related note... I am puzzled at the fact that it is that the temperature outside is a steady 8F degrees, yet the ice cream that I made earlier, and set out on the balcony for several hours, is still the consistency of a melted milkshake?

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