Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my icicles and iciclettes.  How are you?  Well, we got away with a mild December, but January looks like hell to pay.  Some people say that they get bored living in areas where the weather never changes.  Hmm, boredom or hypothermia?  I don’t care if the weather changes – in fact, I like it.  But it’s the wild swings below zero and above 90 that gall me.  Bitch, bitch, bitch – what else can you do?

Our venerate Green Bay Packers face the Dallas Cowboys in icy Lambeau Field on this Sunday, January 11, at noon.  The Fox Network will cover the ignominious defeat of the Cowboys.  Let’s have another Snow Bowl.

I know that Junior was hoping it wouldn’t snow here because he has to shovel it.  Sorry, Junior.  Maybe next year we’ll get a snow thrower.  Right now, money is tight and the kid eats like a horse.  If I have to feed him, then I want some horsepower from him.  “And don’t ‘forget’ to do the driveway again.”

I simply loathe this weather.  Today is supposed to be dangerously cold.  I’m sure we’ll hear that phrase, “dangerously cold,” a few more times this winter.  Or “life threatening.”  If you must go out, layer up.  Leave yourself a little more time.  Drive vigilantly.  There are plenty of hazards out there and anything that leads to skin exposure, could lead to frostbite, and even death. And please SLOW DOWN.  I’ve had a few ignoramuses tailgating me by inches on icy roads.  I’ve often wished I had some sort of texting mechanism in the car that would display what I say on the back of the car.  Or, maybe that’s not such a good idea.  It would definitely lead to more road rage and grammar Nazis.

Sorry, gang, but my brain must be freezing.  I’m going to crawl back under the covers.  Thank you for reading my blog this week.  We are family.

I love you all,
Madame Zoltar®           


Beejay said...

Please be careful out there. Brrrrrrr

Tender Heart Bear said...

The other day I thought a pick up truck was going to rear end me on the ice. This was on spring st. coming home from the Doctors. I was panicking about the idiot.

kkdither said...

Good morning fellow Irregularians. The weather outside is frightful, as the song says. Kenosha closed their schools early last evening in anticipation of the dangerous wind chills. Racine, decided to laissez les bon temps roulee.

I have little to complain about. My car is stored out of the wind in the garage and my walk to the building is minimal.

The kids, on the other hand.... have to stand and wait for busses or walk in this weather. Parents have the option to keep their kids home, with no penalty, if they are called in on inclement days, so the onus falls to them if any harm comes to a child. Dedicated students are the ones who feel they will miss instruction and fight the weather. Or, you have little ones with parents who work and therefore need childcare and can't call into work if the schools do not officially close.

OKIE said...

I don't know why the keep schools open when kids have to walk or wait long periods for busses. Close the schools and you start reducing the flu threat.

I too am lucky that I can walk past the washer/dryer and am in the garage. It's nail day so there isn't too much walking.

Stay safe and warm Irregulars. It's not going to be easy.

Toad said...

All the schools up here are closed. Pretty much from Madison UP.

Madame, The World Is nuts. Now the French, and the media Is even suggesting Denmark. Better not mess with the Danes. WE don't give up.

lizardmom said...

I feel for doctors, nurses, the police and emergency workers that have to work every day, no matter what, true heros!

SER said...

If you don't have the convenience of putting your car in a garage, a good trick to help out your battery is to put a box over it with a 50 watt light bulb in it. the hotter you can keep you battery the more starting amps it will produce.

kkdither said...

I've heard, and I believe I've found it to be true.... turn ON your headlights a few seconds before turning the key. Slightly warms the battery and gets the juices flowing.