December 22nd, 2008

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[links] Link salad is snowed in

Slaw Mapping Project — With bonus quote from Dirty Harry!

Hero Gear — Judging from the models, they do know their market. (Thanks to lt260.)

More on superheroes — (Thanks again to lt260.)

Some Arab Women Find Freedom in the Skies Flight attendants have become the public face of the new mobility for some young Arab women, just as they were the face of new freedoms for women in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. They have become a subject of social anxiety and fascination in much the same way.

?otD: When will this freaking snow end?




12/22/08
Body movement: n/a [stuck at parents' house without exercise equipment]
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville



Originally published at jlake.com.

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[personal] Still not home

Stuck at my parents' house. (Which is nice enough.) Home is only two miles away, but we're up around a foot of mixed snow and ice, more than the past decade combined, and it's still falling. On the plus side, the power has reportedly been restored at Nuevo Rancho Lake.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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[personal] Two miles through the dark and snow, uphill, both ways

the_child and I just walked the two miles from my parents' place to Nuevo Rancho Lake, in the dark. (The Genre car continues badly snowed in.) Towed the computer and some other essentials in another jerry rigged sled made out of a banker's box and some coax. Mother of the Child walked out and met us halfway. Hitting the bathtub now for a warm soak.

Damn it's good to be in my own house. Damn I hate winter.

Originally published at jlake.com.