January 28, 2014

At Nearly Zero Café...



… it's almost time to venture forth and I'm trying to be positive.

32 comments:

Bob R said...

It's a balmy 14 degrees with no wind and light snow flurries in Blacksburg, VA. Stay warm.

Inga said...


We're having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The temperature's rising,
It isn't surprising,
She certainly can can-can.

She started a heat wave
By letting her seat wave
In such a way that
The customers say that
She certainly can can-can.

Gee, her anatomy
Makes the mercury
Jump to twenty three.

We're having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The way that she moves
That thermometer proves
That she certainly can can-can.

Irving Berlin

David said...

They cancelled school here in S.C. We may get snow flurries. It's 35 degrees.

rhhardin said...

Nose hairs don't seriously stick together above 5 below.

Michael K said...

Be sure to take a dog with you. At Dartmouth, when I was there, kids took their dogs to class.

Kelly said...

At noon it was minus seven here. I met my daughter for lunch at a new Italian restaurant. It was well worth it.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Maybe you should turn up the heat.

CStanley said...

We were supposed to get < 1 inch of snow here but it is looking more like 4-5 and everyone is stuck on slippery roads.

mccullough said...

Speaking of nearly Zero, Obama is going to give another speech tonight.

JZ said...

That is a lovely picture

Hagar said...

Provocative headline:

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/28/22484692-gloves-off-obama-to-cut-out-uncooperative-congress?litea

traditionalguy said...

The weather in Atlanta was 1978 redux. The front came in so fast this afternoon that the roads went from dry to impassable in 2 hours.

lemondog said...

Gotcha!
North Dakota Cow Thief Is First American Arrested, Jailed With Drone’s Help

Phil 3:14 said...

The photo is Magritte-like

nonapod said...

Who's looking forward to being lectured at tonight by our pedagogue in chief? There should be some great droning pontification on our sins of inequality, unfairness, and uninclusiveness. There should also be some demagoguery on class warfare, minimum wage, and immigration reform accompanied by some finger wagging in the general direction of congress. There will probably be some vague half truths, misinterpretations, and misdirections about the state of the economy and employment. And as usual, his normal mildly irritating lingustic phenomena will be on fill display (referring to people as "folks" and using lots of whistled sibilants).

Will Cate said...

We have about a half-inch of snow in Charlotte. It's the first snow we've had all winter.

wildswan said...

Nearly Zero and Sotu night
So right

JoyD said...

In Ohio today, it's 2 degrees and no school for me, and I'm at home with the heat pump set to 66 but it's only 62 in here. Hey! Try to have a little fun anyway. This is, according to reliable predictions, the worst of it, soon to be over. So I talked my husband into staying home and we wore two layers of clothing, ate soup, had a wee dram of Talisker, and snuggled down to watch Dances With Wolves. He loved that movie 20 years ago. I'm glad I'll probably never have to see it again. And now....cookies! I feel like a kid again.

sunsong said...

honoring Pete Seeger

RIP

betamax3000 said...

Mia, it's Me, Woody -- Don't Hang Up, Don't Hang Up, I'm the One with the Hang Ups... ...I Know, That's Not Funny, But I'm Nervous Here. Can't We Talk Like Two Rational Adults, or at Least -- You Know -- Two Screwed-Up New Yorkers?... ...Okay, One Screwed-Up New Yorker Who is the Scum of the Earth, I Hear You, I Have That Coming, But Let's face it, You're Not All That -- Uh -- You're Right, You're Right, I'm Not Going There...

betamax3000 said...

Mia, I Read the Papers, I Know That You are Still Hurt, I --.. . ...Well, She Wasn't Really MY Daughter, We Might Need to Get Past these Semantics if we are to, you know, Talk... ...I Get it, You Don't Want to Talk to Me, I'm Me and I Wouldn't Want to Talk to Me Most of the Time... ...I Know, Stop with the Self-Deprecating Humor, it Only Makes me Smaller, You've Told Me This Before...

betamax3000 said...

Mia, Remember when You Would Dress Like Annie Hall for Me and We Would Make Love? Okay: I Was Making Love, and You Were Next to Me in the Room... ...Do You Know What it Is Like to Make Love to Somebody Who had Once made Love to Frank Sinatra?... ...Yes, Yes, Made Love More Than Once to Frank Sinatra, I Think You are, You Know, Underlining My Point Here...

betamax3000 said...

Mia, I'd Feel Like -- Like I Was Stephen Hawking Pumping and Wheezing Away There, on Top of You, Just Hoping to -- You Know -- Finish Before Frank's Goons Broke in the Room... ...Yes, I Know: You Wish They HAD Broke into the Room, Even Frank's Goons Were More Real Men Then Me, I Don't Want to Debate the List of People Who Are More Real Men then Me, We'd Be Here All Night... Please don't Bring Ronan into It , Don't You Think That's a Bit Creepy?.. ... Yes, I AM the One Who Would Know Creepy, That's Me, Creepy Woody...

betamax3000 said...

Mia, I Don't Know What Scarlett Johanssen Matters in This, She Was Just an Actress, I Hired Here For Some Movies... .. You Know She's Older Than Twelve, She Fit the Roles What can I Say?... Yes, She Fits Her Bra Too, I Can't Help it if Her Talent Comes in That Package... Yes, Penelope Cruz, She's a Package, Too, I See Where You Are Going With This... Old Enough to Be Their Fathers, Yes... ...Grandfather? I Might, You Know, Want to Do the Math on That One... Again with the Creepy? Really?


betamax3000 said...

Mia, Don't You Realize Soon-Yi Was a Cry for Help?... Stop Laughing, Stop Laughing... ...I Know Frank Would've Had Me Fed to the Fishes in the Hudson, Don't You Think That Isn't a, Isn't a Bit of a Cliche, Cement Shoes and -- -- Okay, if the Shoes Fit, Ha, That's Funny, Mia...

betamax3000 said...

Mia, Don't You Remember the Good Times, "Purple Rose of Cairo"? "Broadway Danny Rose"? "Hannah and Her Sisters?" I Agree, I Agree, You Should've Won an Oscar for That One, It was an Injustice, People in Hollywood, They Have it In for New Yorkers... Okay, Okay, Those were Movies, Not 'Good Times', I See Where You Are Coming From... I'm an Artist, To Me They are Connected, I Talk with My Therapist About This All the Time, he says it's Not Healthy, having My Identity So Intertwined With My Work... ...What Does My Therapist Say About Child Molestation? I Don't Know, We're Only Up to My Films of the End of the Nineties, We Haven't Gotten That Far...

betamax3000 said...

Mia, I Was Hoping We Could -- You Know, Find Some Common Ground, get Past Some of This Bitterness... ... No, No, You're Not Bitter, Of Course Not, That's Not the Right Word, I Agree... ...Look, We Both Have Done Things That We Shouldn't Have... ...No, no, I'm Not Saying You Have Any Fault in the Matter, I Shouldn't Have Said That, That's Not what I Meant, Of Course Not, You're Right. I Just Wish We Could Have Coffee Once in a While, You Know, Talk... ..No, Having Coffee is Not an Excuse to Sleep with Another of Your Children, it's just Coffee, I Don't Even Use Sugar...


betamax3000 said...

Mia, Look, I'm Getting Ready to Make a Movie and I Thought You Might Want to Star in It, For Old Time's Sake... Yes, I'm Serious, You Are a Very talented Actress. What's the Role? Well, the Story is about A Young Girl, Estranged from Her Father, Moves back to Manhattan, Ends Up Living in the Apartment Across the Street From Her Family... Oh yeah, the Role, the Role: Well, You'd Be Playing the Conscience of the Family -- I Know, Sounds Good, Right? Yeah, As Scarlett Johanssen's Great-Grandmother You'd Be-- Mia? Mia? Mia?

mrs. e said...

Spent part of yesterday making summer vacation plans - it was a welcome break from subzero temps and drifts of up to the eaves.

CStanley said...

Surreal situation in Atlanta. Roads gridlocked, thousands stranded overnight. Just saw video of people sleeping up and down the aisles of a grocery store that stayed open to give shelter overnight, Kids in my county spent the night at school because they made the call too late to close schools yesterday and the buses had to turn back.

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