Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Global warming? Really?

Current amount of snow in Anchorage on the ground...approximately 2-3 inches.
Current amount of snow in St. Louis on the ground...approximately 6.
Take a look at the picture my mother sent me from their first snow storm of the season.

If it was really and truly global warming, shouldn't St. Louis be something like 70 degrees right now?
They (the scientists) say that it (global warming) causes more snow and for it to be colder during the winter? Eh? That makes absolutely no sense on any scale to me, it defies logic & physics. Since when does warming=colder?
It's late, and trying to wrap the logic that the earth is getting warmer but yet we will end up with colder winters and more snow makes no sense what so ever...it's bed time for me.....YAWN.

If I only had an extra $5,000

Some of my friends know that I love Craigslist.com and Freecycle.com. Primarily because I've found some great buys...like my truck, stands/cage that I got for Paco at fraction of the cost, not to mention that I got a free working washer! I keep looking over the listings on Craigslist trying to find a couch & loveseat, but so far, no luck. I've also had some fun looking at other things, like this:

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It's snowing! Finally!!

Well, it finally started snowing again.
Right now, it's 34 degrees, so I'm wondering how long it's going to hang around.
We started of with the huge flakes and the have shrunk considerably, meaning that it has gotten a little bit colder...but the flakes are still pretty wet.
There is a forecast for snow on the next three days. Knowing my luck, since I'm scheduled for 3 on, 1 off, 2 on, 1 off then 2 on, it will snow like the dickens the next 3 days and warm up that last night that I work and melt it all, so I'm not going to hold my breath about skiing when I get off work and have that night off.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

I LOVE Craigslist & Freecycle

Most everyone knows that I found my truck on Craigslist.com, got a decent price on a great used truck. Also got a great price on a "new" cage, floor stand and a table stand...paid about what it would cost for the table stand for all three items. I'm assuming that Paco loves them because he willingling & readily gets on the stands. We haven't spent the night at the house yet so I'm not sure about the cage.
Now, for Freecycle, somehow, I managed to be the first for a "newish well working" washer! I'm hoping to pick it up tomorrow morning. My biggest challenge though, will be to get in into my house by myself!
Now, if I could just find a couch!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Last week, on the 28th that is, we had an earthquake, pretty good one too. Well, by my Midwest standards anyway.
When the quake hit, I had just rolled over in bed (worked the night before and again that night) when it hit, the bed shook for about 10 seconds and stopped...just long enough for me to think "oh, it's an earthquake". It ranged some where between a 5-5.2, depending on the source of the info.


Well, ok, I've been slacking big time here.
I got really discouraged about a month ago when I tried to change my layout and lost all my extras (lists, photo slide shows, etc). Live & learn, set up a dummy site, dummy. So, between teaching myself XML & work, I'm hoping, over the next week or so, to get caught up on the things I was wanting to write about...SINCE ALL the snow has all melted in the Anchorage area, I don't have much choice on activities. GGRRRR...can we say: