Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hand Work Says It's Coming

As I went up River Street to church, I passed the chiropractor’s office (Dr. F. L. Handwerk, “it’s all in the name” is his motto) and glanced at the time/temp sign. 42 degrees, and says it’s going to be 34 tonight.

Ladies and gentlemen, Summer is over; Indian Summer is over. For a couple of weeks, we’ve always had little (or larger) splotches of blue on the Intellicast Doppler map. It’s coming; this is what we get for having the earth turn on its 23.5-degree axis. An axis of evil, to quote a certain President about certain nations; this time, one which brings cold weather and the threat of inches.

It’s only slippery water, for gosh sakes; tiny little flakes that melt when we pick them up, or let them land on our tongue as they fall from the sky. Unfortunately, people get strokes and heart attacks pushing these tiny little flakes out of their driveways and sidewalks. Citizens of Our Fair City want to fire the mayor because their road wasn’t cleaned of many inches of tiny little flakes and their big bully cousins, the frozen stiff layers of hydrogen and oxygen.

Which reminds me: The Titanic was a steamship which ran into an iceberg, filled with water and sank. Its power, its ripping open and its sinking were all caused by a combination of hydrogen and oxygen at different temperatures.

This is a superb day to stay inside, listen to music and drink tea.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"An axis of which brings cold weather and the threat of inches."

The rambling comments of a man gone truly deranged

October 29, 2007 3:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

You get cold, humidity, snow and ice ... you'll know what an axis of evil is. Especially when your car won't start.

October 29, 2007 10:45 PM  

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