Saturday, February 18, 2006

Room With a View

Updated the background on my header and on the body of my blog to reflect my mood today. Ironically, it has begun to snow for real here at the Room.

It's colder here today than it has been for most of the winter. Great day to be a
polar bear.

Pax's Homemade Meme

Pax Romano created a meme and tagged everyone who stops by his blog, so here goes:

1: Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies?
I like 'em all, but I always return to the classic B&W's.
2: What is the one single subject that bores you to near-death?
Sports statistics and replays.
3: MP3’s, CD’s, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music?
CD's; I never thought it would happen, but I've finally reached an age where I don't care to mess much with new technology, so no iPod for me. Yet.
4: You are handed one first class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and ten million dollars cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going … ever. This includes family, friends, everyone. Would you take the money and ticket and run?
Not without my husband and my dogs.
5: Seriously, what do you consider the world’s most pressing issue now?
Religious and political fundamentalism.
6: How would you rectify the world’s most pressing issue?
Eliminate weapons of every kind. OK, you didn't say it had to be possible.
7: You are given the chance to go back and change one thing in your life; what would that be?
College major/career choice.
8: You are given the chance to go back and change one event in world history, what would that be?
The Holocaust.
9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole’ Opry – Which do you choose?
A night at the opera. I love classical music. Country is OK, but I need small doses.
10: What is the one great unsolved crime of all time you’d like to solve?
Who stiffed us on the bill at lunch yesterday?
11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?
If dead authors may be chosen: Jane Austen, and I'd serve a smorgasbord of tasty modern food. For a living author, I'd choose Geraldine Brooks, and we'd eat out, at the restaurant of her choice. I wouldn't want to be distracted by serving food and clearing dishes.
12: You discover that John Lennon was right, that there is no hell below us, and above us there is only sky: what’s the first immoral thing you might do to celebrate this fact?
Is morality only a function of religious belief?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Old Fellow

Here's the snowman my husband created yesterday. He's a bit wizened after his day in the sunshine. He might have been born yesterday, but he's an old fellow now.

Sunday, February 12, 2006


Went to bed late last night to heavy rain and wind. Overnight, mother nature gave birth to a winter wonderland.

Hounds in the snow (not the real thing: too cold and windy to keep them out there just to take pics):

It's 10:00 am. We're still getting steady snow and a bit of wind. My husband searched for the snowman kit (all the fixins but the snow) for about 1/2 hour. It took me about a minute to find it. It was right where I told him it would be...