Snow I like, but being cold? No. No, I don't.
A cold front has moved into Oklahoma again. Yes, it’s not as cold as Christmas, but it’s still cold. As I’m writing this (Monday morning), roads along the I-44 corridor are getting covered in sleet and ice. I-44 runs diagonally across the state from Lawton to Tulsa. Tomorrow we might see some of that sleet and ice here in southwestern Oklahoma.
You know I don’t mind snow, in fact, I kind of enjoy it. I think I’ve said it before here in the newsletter, “I can’t be blue if there’s snow on the ground.” However, it’s not expected to snow here this week, just be cold. And you know what I really dislike? Being cold. I’m sure many of you can relate.
Now, I’m not talking about the oh it’s a bit chilly let me put a sweater on type of cold. I’m talking about every joint in your body hurts and your hands and feet will not warm up kind of cold. Yesterday was such a day.
The cold northern wind was howling yesterday. I had plans. I was going to record the return episode of the Blog Oklahoma Podcast after its unfortunate long hiatus, but it didn’t work out. I was basically driven out of my upstairs north-facing home office because of the cold. My little office radiator did what it could, but it couldn’t keep up with that bitterly cold wind.
Delayed yet again. It’s 2022 all over. Sigh.
Anyway, I hope your week will be a good one. Stay safe and warm everyone.
The plan is to get a new podcast episode out this week and stay warm doing it.
More later. Time to get back to it.
In The News
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The entire week was dedicated to classic rock with Boston, Steely Dan, and a playlist of 70s Road Trip tunes.
I was enjoying music all week, so I still need to finish Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard on Audible. I've been on this book for a few weeks, so here are a couple from my Audible library I can recommend: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century By Timothy Snyder (It's sort, but very informative) and This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (A very imaginative sci-fi novella).
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Have a great week. Seriously, stay warm.