• Friday fun
  • Above average

    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun and it is February and all we really care about today is the possibility of breaking the record high temperature for this day. The average high for the day is 29 and the average low is 13. The record low was -20 set in 1936 and we don’t care if that record is ever broken. The record high was 55 and that was set in 1981. That is the record we are going to try and break today.

    February 2011

    We can just think of the next few days as spring break and enjoy!


  • Friday fun
  • Winter weekend

    Ice sculptures in Rice park

    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. There is a lot going on this weekend with Crashed ice and the winter carnival and I understand there is a football game on Sunday too.

    There are plenty of opportunities to go out in the cold or to sit in front of the TV but not at the same time.

    I plan to take some of it in and am planning a news cleanse. I am going to see if I can go for two days without listening to or watching the news. I realize that I may miss a big event like the massacre at rolling green or I may wake up on Monday and find out that my health insurance has been executive ordered away.

    I’ll watch the morning news on Monday to catch up. For people who want to buy or sell real estate this is a great weekend to do so mainly because it is always the perfect time to buy or sell real estate.

  • Friday fun
  • A week of learning

    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. It was an unusual week and I have learned a few things, new words and new phrases.  The new words are “Bloviate” and “Kleptocracy”.

    I also learned a new phrase: Alternative Facts. We can all thank Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to the new president for teaching us about “alternative facts”.

    pink yarnI very much like the idea of alternative facts. I don’t mean to be overly dramatic about it but there are all sorts of situations that could be made better if the facts were different. Alternative facts can increase the size of a crowd or even make hands bigger.

    Oh and I have a new pink hat that is handmade to wear to this weekend’s Winter Carnival events which are going to be terrific, believe me. We have a fantastic winter carnival see you there. Enjoy!

  • Friday fun
  • MUCH less expensive and MUCH better

    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. It has been a scary week especially for those of us who pay  our own health insurance and instead of belonging to a group that pays less we get to pay extra. The insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies call all the shots (no pun intended) and buy the laws. My health insurance is obscenely expensive and because it is a crappy bronze plan I pay extra for health care but even that is better than being uninsured.

    I hope the new president honors his tweets. If you can not trust a billionaire who can you trust?



  • Friday fun
  • The year of the lie

    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. I won’t have any trouble saying goodbye to 2016. It wasn’t all bad but I will always remember it as the year of the lie and some of the bad things that happened were so bad that it will be hard to remember the good when I look back.


    I want to help make 2017 a year of truth which is going to be difficult in a post literate society but if we all try we can see the truth even if it doesn’t support our ideology.

    For me this is the last work day of the year but I’ll be back in 2017. Happy New Year!