Saturday, January 31, 2009

Magi spotted moonlighting

Several unemployed Magi were spotted preparing to moonlight outside this garage in rural Virginia last week. As the sun set behind them, two had taken their places on the nocturnal shift while the others were still, apparently, asleep. "It's tough living all year on our yuletide cresh earnings," one Magi said. "And since the frankincense and myrrh market bottomed out, we've got to make ends meet somehow."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Year's stuff

It's amazing how much can happen in six short weeks, that being the time since my last entry in yon blog. A few highlights, as best I can recall:

  • We have a new President here in the US of A. The wind of change is pleasantly blustery these days.
  • Record cold temperatures settled into Southwest Virginia, making for some chilly walks with Asta. Wind chills in the negative numbers. See chart below!
  • The festive holiday season came and went. Lots of good family and friend time.
  • A dear friend was rushed to the hospital and appeared to knock on death's door. She's rallied and come back.
  • I passed another one of those birthday things. Duly noted by friends and family. Thanks folks!
  • I moved offices at work in preparation for my shift to full-time archivist.
  • I had some camera gear upgrades, and I'm pretty giddy about it. It feeds into my February Fotoproject. 28 (at least) photo posts, one a day, throughout February.

Windchill chart from the NOAA website