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Comment by sk8eycat on February 9, 2014 at 9:50am

Chris, thank you!  I'm looking out the window at a lightly overcast morning, waiting for some rain clouds to materialize.  *sigh* 

@Patricia, Phphphbtbtbtbttt!

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2014 at 1:43am

A packet of rain, Sk8eycat? We've got plenty - I could use a day without getting wet when I walk to the supermarket. Watch the post!

Comment by booklover on February 9, 2014 at 12:04am
We were at McCormick place for the car show Carl. NOT my thing at all, but my son and husband wanted to go, so my daughter and I went too. We ate at The Cheesecake Factory in Shaumburg (I know that's spelled wrong) and went to Ikea. I hate shopping also. Lol. And yes it snowed, but we had even more snow in my city! Yuck, yuck, and triple yuck!
Comment by Patricia on February 8, 2014 at 11:40pm

Nah........we're too damn selfish, miserable cusses we are!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 8, 2014 at 11:16pm

We haven't had any winter to speak of here...no rain near the coast = no snow pack in the Sierras.  We're already in semi-drought, and summer will be worse.  Please send me some snow!

Thank you.

Comment by Patricia on February 8, 2014 at 9:23pm

I agree FA.......the temps are getting wearing. We don't normally begin spring until April, but usually the temps are much more tolerable at this time of year, & we don't have to add layer after layer, after layer, just to go out for groceries! Not so this year, that's for sure!!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 8, 2014 at 9:17pm

No, Mindy.  I didn't see you.  Must have been while I was taking a nap.  Hope you had a good time.  I'm sure it was snowing while you were here. 

I don't know about everyone else, but I am so tired of this winter.  I usually handle the winter season pretty well.  I don't mind the snow (and we've had a fair share this year), but the prolonged frigid temperatures are wearing me down.  It's just constantly uncomfortably cold.  I don't remember the last time the temperature was above freezing.  There's been no break in this cycle.  We're lucky if it gets up into the 20's.  And that doesn't even last a whole day.  I'm fortunate to have a job that takes me to California, Arizona, and Florida this time of year, but even that hasn't been enough to ease the pain of having to return to ice-age conditions week after week.  I hope we don't get screwed out of having a good Spring this year.  Mary, mother of Jesus in heaven I'll be very pissed if we are.  [end of rant.]

Comment by sk8eycat on February 8, 2014 at 8:27pm

I just went to the NBC website to see what Olympic events were supposed to be on tonight, and the first thing I saw was, "Follow the Medal Count on FACEBOOK!"  Gaaaaah!  The LEAST important part of the whole event.

I think I'll turn in early.

Comment by booklover on February 8, 2014 at 7:14pm

Carl, I was in your city today.  Did you see me? lol. ;)

Comment by Patricia on February 7, 2014 at 11:36pm

Go for it Ian!

Yeah, I get those credit card calls too, & the ones.....'CON-GRAD-JOO-LAY-SHUNZ!!!'  Some trip or cruise or whatever......I hang up too fast to hear much.

 

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