Saturday, January 20, 2007

Books and rain and Oh look! A bird!

*waves at Ricardipus*

Plz to suggest books for nice lady to read. Ta.

*goes to face nasty rain and wind*

Apropos of nothing above: I live in the bi-polar weather capital of the world. On Wednesday and Thursday, it was -16C with a -25C wind chill. Today? +2C and raining cats and dogs with high winds with gusts up to 80 kpm. And if you've ever been hit by a wet Chihuahua travelling at 80 kpm, you know my pain.










P.S. I have had to publish this post 7 times (make that 8) because I can neither proofread nor use the correct date nor* spell nor pick a font. Should I really be getting in my car to drive in this mental state? I think not.**

* *sigh* Thanks, R'pus!

**P.P.S. It's hereditary. When I dropped my daughter at work, as she was retrieving a knapsack from the backseat, she got her scarf caught in the car door in just the right position so that you couldn't open the door from the outside, so that I had to get in the other side crawl across the seat and open the door from the inside. Luckily, she has also inherited her mother's ability to find humour in EVERYTHING, so we just laughed. Oh, how we laughed. Yeah, we're crazy, but it's working for us.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like just another day in Wales.

if it's any consolation, we (seriously) had 100mph(160kph) winds on Wednesday, we've had 100mm of rain in 4 days, and we are now expecting -3c and snow on Wednesday.

Don't you just love global warming?

(and it's taken me forever to leave this comment...)

January 20, 2007 at 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like just another day in Wales.

if it's any consolation, we (seriously) had 100mph(160kph) winds on Wednesday, we've had 100mm of rain in 4 days, and we are now expecting -3c and snow on Wednesday.

Don't you just love global warming?

(and it's taken me forever to leave this comment...)

January 20, 2007 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger nanuk said...

I think Newfoundland's notoriously screwed up weather is actually the curse of the Beothuks.

January 20, 2007 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

You're going to have to go for eight, because you've still got a typo - "no" for "nor".

*waves back, while running away, FAST!

Bookies:

1. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson - but only if you like Bill Bryson

2. U2 by U2, by, um... U2 - but only if you like U2

3. All of the Lemony Snicket books - you will go broke buying them though, there are 13. Tend to be a bit same-y after a while, but still enjoyable, if you like that kind of thing.

4. Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle. Is good, like his other "serious" works (Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors). Is a sequel to TWWWID, but stands on its own.

5. All of Michael Palin's travel books. Pole to Pole and Full Circle are my faves.

6. Anything else by Bill Bryson - if you like Bill Bryson.

7. Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel - interesting bio of the man.

8. Serpent In Paradise, by Dee Birkett - very entertaining account of her stay on Pitcairn Island - weird place.

That's all I can think of right now.

January 20, 2007 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

And now? The sun is shining brightly and there's just a light breeze. If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes, it'll change.

The Beothu(c)ks. Could ya blame 'em?

Thanks for the book recommendations, R'pus!

And Rik, you have my sympathy. I've been reading about your weather on t'internets and that kind of weather is really no fun at all.

January 20, 2007 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous TC said...

It does indeed help if you're a crazy b***ard. I should know!

January 22, 2007 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Yes, crazy has been my main coping mechanism for quite a while now.

Plus, it's more fun that way.

*crosses eyes, does silly dance*

January 22, 2007 at 4:21 PM  

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