Yes, the bestest Sister evuh has turned 29 yet again!
It’s really amazing how she does it!
…check out this fascinating Wind Map Ebola turned us on to this weekend.
They take the wind data readings from all over the counrty, feed them into this program (updating HOURLY) and voila! You have a REAL TIME representation what’s happening over your head and where the clash of the fronts coming together actually occurs, instead of a vaguely drawn line drooping southward.
…Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. So what you’re seeing is a living portrait. (See the NDFD site for precise details; our timestamp shows time of download.) And for those of you chasing top wind speed, note that maximum speed may occur over lakes or just offshore.
Yay, more snow.
Virginia wins the ACC
A couple of decades of frustration lifted off the shoulders of Virginia fans on Saturday afternoon. That’s how long it’d been — 33 years — since the Cavaliers had celebrated an outright ACC championship. But as the clocked ticked down to the end of the 12th-ranked Cavaliers’ 75-56 upset of No. 4 Syracuse, Virginia fans could embrace an uncommon truth as they stormed the court at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville: These Wahoos are ACC champs.
Coach Tony Bennett’s crew capped a regular season with an outright crown for the first time since Virginia’s 1980-81 campaign. The Orange, which started the year 25-0 and climbed to the top of college basketball’s rankings, came up short for the ACC regular-season crown in their first season in the conference, losing for the third time in four games. Virginia’s top-ranked defense did its job against Syracuse’s attack down the stretch while the Cavaliers capitalized on a dominating rebounding performance on both ends.
Please oh pleasepleaseplease don’t get booted the first weekend in the NCAAs!
Sucks when Dad won’t share dinner!
Happy Saint David’s Day!
Except King Cake.
Oh god, whenever one gets delivered to the office I eat nearly all of it.
Help me, please………..
One of the finest scenes ever filmed.
….EVERY day has been like Ground Hog Day.
We start off with Beau growling, snarling and lunging at their crate, as if their presence was THE single greatest surprise ever.
By the end of EVERY day, we’ve made ~ oh, shoot ~ sometimes LEAPS and BOUNDS of puppy peace progress. For instance: by the end of last evening, with only Beau on the barest minimum dosage of amitriptyline (cheap Prozac), I had NO muzzles on anyone. Dead dogs laying everywhere. Exiting politely through the patio door to go outside. A tiny flicker of hope in my bosom renewing yet again.
Everyone to OUR bedroom (Yes. FIVE dogs.) for seepy-time. Newbies together in the crate, ours OWNING the field…the floor…and our bed as usual. Snores ensue almost immediately.
This morning? Ozzie does his gentle morning shake, by tradition being the first to rise. Beau slides off the living room couch, where he wandered to sometime in the wee hours of the night. Cassie and ‘Chilles stir in the crate as Beau rounds the bedroom door…and we have an INSTANT case of:
“WHO the HELL are YOU??!!!“
Snarl. Snarl. Chomp. Chomp.
Grab him by the collar. Explain to his knucklehead they’ve been there for GOING ON TWO WEEKS NOW.
Park his ruffled ass on his palatial dog bed to get them safely out of the room.
Start the day.
ths update: So much for progress. It’s been a many stitches = many dollars day.
While the commutertory aspects of the snow are somewhat odious I must admit it has been a lovely Winter with many a Currier and Ives vista out our front door.
And many a bottle of warmthifying red wine consumed inside.
I have shopped here, and now I feel horribly intimidated by the hate
A supermarket employee has been arrested after razor blades were found inside two packages of butter sold at the New Jersey store.
The 22-year-old worker was charged with food product tampering in connection with the blades found by Best Market customers last month, police said.
The blades were found inside sticks of Kerrygold butter bought at the Holmdel store.
At the time, Best Market said it pulled all Kerrygold butter from its stores and was having store managers inspect each package for signs of tampering. All the Kerrygold butter from the Holmdel store was turned over to the FDA.
First they sabotage our butter…where does the Irish hatred end?
Sunday night we had a lovely 2 or so inches of fresh fluffy snow, and when I walked out yesterday morning at 4:30 or so to go to work there, prancing about in the pristine whiteness, were 8 deer who seemed rather put out that I would be so cheeky as to disturb their vixen-like dashing and dancing.
It was a BORED meeting.
ths updates: But the freakin’ Tweets about Denver are hilarious…now.
And this is SO cute.
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) January 29, 2014
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) January 29, 2014
Now Vlad the Putinator can enjoy the Games
Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of 2014 Winter Olympics host-city Sochi, said that there are no gay people in his city, according to BBC News.
Pakhomov, a member of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, said that homosexuality is not welcome in his region, but that it would welcome gay people with “hospitality” if they respect Russian laws.
i.e. stop being gay.
ths adds: For sures, yeah, really!
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 27, 2014
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) January 27, 2014
…never mind LESS THAN A WEEK APART!!
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
.A POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY AFTERNOON…BRINGING STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND SUBFREEZING
TEMPERATURES INTO THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. A SERIES OF STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL THEN MOVE FROM WEST
TO EAST OVER THE WATCH AREA TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE…MOST OF THE AREA CAN EXPECT A MIX OF FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET THROUGHOUT THE DAY TUESDAY. THIS MIXED PRECIPITATION TYPE IS THEN EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW NORTH OF A LINE FROM
HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI TO ANDALUSIA ALABAMA TUESDAY EVENING…AND SOUTH OF THIS LINE ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY
NIGHT. THE TRACK OF THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE INDICATES THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL BE SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM WIGGINS
MISSISSIPPI TO GREENVILLE ALABAMA…WHERE SIGNIFICANT HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE.
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BUTLER…LISMAN…SILAS…CHATOM…MILLRY…JACKSON…THOMASVILLE…GROVE HILL…CAMDEN…
PINE HILL…HOMEWOOD…MONROEVILLE…EVERGREEN…GREENVILLE…LUVERNE…BRANTLEY…ATMORE…BREWTON…EAST BREWTON…
ANDALUSIA…OPP…MOBILE…PRICHARD…SARALAND…BAY MINETTE…TILLMANS CORNER…THEODORE…DAPHNE…FAIRHOPE…FOLEY…
SPANISH FORT…CENTURY…FLOMATON…MOLINO…FERRY PASS…BRENT…WEST PENSACOLA…BELLVIEW…ENSLEY…MYRTLE GROVE…JAY…PACE…
MILTON…CRESTVIEW…WRIGHT…NICEVILLE…SEMINOLE…EGLIN AFB…WAYNESBORO…RICHTON…BEAUMONT…NEW AUGUSTA…LEAKESVILLE…
340 PM CST SUN JAN 26 2014