Boy howdy, is it cold.
Temps here in the Susitna Valley haven’t been above zero since Sunday, and overnight lows have been approaching twenty below. But it’s Alaska, not Hawaii, so we kind of expect this kind of weather in January. In fact, speaking only for Mrs. Animal and yt. obdt., we kind of enjoy it. It’s not the cold so much that we enjoy, mind; it’s feeling proofed against it.
Our oil tank is full, we have plenty of firewood, our house is snug and well-insulated. The pantry and freezer are both well-stocked. In fact we could get by without having to go to the grocery store, probably, until the first of February. We do have to go out to walk across the driveway to the office, but that little building is warm as well, although the heat there is electric; I’m going to eventually have to install something more efficient.
But, yes, by the time April rolls around, we’ll be more than ready for spring. And so, with that said…
On To the Links!
The Squirrel Mafia invades Wales. That’s just nuts.
I remember when Scientific American was a respectable publication. Not any more. Now they’re engaging in anti-GMO kookery and tarring (hah!) respected biologist Edward O. Wilson as a racist. Who do think they are – CNN?
Imagine the 2024 Democrat Presidential primaries featuring the dimwit Alexandria “Crazy Eyes” Occasional Cortex against Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I, Dowager Empress of Chappaqua. If that happens I’m buying stock in popcorn companies. The debates alone would be hilarious.
This Week’s Idiots:
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
The late Nineties and early years of the new century saw the explosion of digital music and streaming audio, which led to lots of little local and regional bands suddenly being able to gain a larger following. One of those was the New England band Grey Eye Glances (originally Sojourn). They had a neat, easy style, with a few peppier tunes like The Me You See and Halfway Back. Of all their songs, one of my favorites is Angel, which comes from their 1997 album Eventide. This is a nice, relaxing song, perfect for long winter evenings in a warm house. Here is that tune – enjoy.