Archive for February, 2006

Grocery Gitter

Monday, February 13th, 2006

13 February, 2006 Temperature: 15 degrees F (-9°C)
I’ve been contemplating this homely milk crate today. So ugly, yet so useful. In a way, it sort of legitimizes us, the Baron and I. Let me explain…
Believe it or not, we have been caught speeding a time or two on West River Road. When I say “caught”, I […]

The Happy Warrior

Friday, February 10th, 2006

10 February, 2006 Temperature: 26 […]

Ordeal

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

09 February, 2006 […]

A Perfect Metaphor

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

07 February, 2006 Temperature: 21 degrees F (-6°C)
The Baron turned over seven thousand kilometers today. It happened early on our morning commute, at about quarter after six. The sky was dark and cloudy, and I wouldn’t have even noticed had we not stopped for gas.
Under the bright flourescents at the Holiday station, the odometer read […]

Unscathed…

Monday, February 6th, 2006

06 February, 2006 Temperature: 11 degrees F (-11°C)
After our record mild January, this morning felt cold by comparison. Eleven degrees is right at the threshold between glove and mitten weather. If I wear gloves, my fingers will be pretty cold by the time I get to work, unless I stop for a warm-up on the way. […]

Non Cogito, Ergo Splat.

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

03 February, 2006 Temperature: 26 degrees F (-3°C)
They will chisel that into my tombstone one day…
“I didn’t think, therefore I crashed.”
After yesterday’s beautiful ride, and a late-night blogging session, I wasn’t expecting the return of Old Man Winter this morning. I awoke late, skipped the news, and rushed through my morning routine. It is Friday, […]

Groundhog Day?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

02 February, 2006 Temperature: 43 degrees F (6°C)
Can you believe this? It’s Groundhog Day, the very beginning of February in Minnesota, and we are enjoying springtime weather. It feels like April out there!
Normally, I would be reporting single digit lows and highs in the teens. Today, when I awoke, it was twenty nine degrees (-2C) […]

Slip-Sloppery

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

01 February, 2006 Temperature: 32 degrees F (0°C)
This morning, the Baron and I didn’t depart until daylight. We received a couple inches of snow overnight, and I wanted to wait until the plows had made at least one pass on the sidestreets. Besides that, I thought I should get a photo of the Saint Paul skyline […]