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Unexplained persistent snow cover

Oh, please don't let this be a cold. Meanwhile, I'm trying to type this out while S1 is sleeping on me. Her nose is runny again, and when she's not sleeping (more than usual) or eating (more than usual), she wants to be held pretty much all the time. So she's probably going through a growth spurt now.

I didn't really notice how short the days are now until S0 and I went back out into the car to do a little last-minute Christmas shopping. When we had last been outside (about 2:15), it was nice and sunny out, and the car was parked in the sun. But when we want back out about half an hour later, it was in the neighbor's houses's shadow, because the sun was so low in the sky. S0 said "The sun's all gone !" No wonder why so many cultures turn on the lights at winter solstice.

The video for "Heart of Glass" by Blondie opens and closes with Manhattan night shots in which the WTC is very prominent. Chris Stein, you are a lucky man ! (*) And Clem Burke -- well, he was just way cool.

(*) Well, if you ignore the rare and serious illness he had for a few years. But Debbie stood by her man and nursed hum back to health.

OK, it sucks being down in the cold basement to use the computer. I know I should delay the purchase of an iBook and wireless access point for a year, but it would just be so civilized to not have to go down into the Dungeon to surf the web. I want to use a computer in the rumpus room, the wife wants to shop from bed, and soon the offspring will want to start playing with a 'puter too.

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ex_snej373
Dec. 23rd, 2001 09:04 pm (UTC)
Not to be an enabler or anything, but it does make a vast difference to be able to use the computer anywhere in the house. Especially nice when small kids are factored into the equation. You don't have to feel like such a recluse while you're surfing. It's just more of a sitting-around kind of activity like reading the newspaper.
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