Feb. 8th, 2017

malinaldarose: (doctor school)
typocosmy: A representation. [Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c. 1850]

Typo, a compositor; 1816. [Gilbert Tucker's American English, 1921]

Blustery

Feb. 8th, 2017 06:57 am
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I woke up this morning around 3:30 to the wind roaring around the house and rattling the bedroom windows in what Jack has left of their frames. It was quite noisy. I fell back asleep and dreamed...things I can't remember, but which probably had to do with '70s TV shows, since that's been my obsession for the last couple of months. Woke back up about an hour later to more gusts, which must have also woken up Teddy next door because shortly thereafter, he was barking under my bedroom window. At least Jack didn't start agitating to go out and join him in a pre-dawn chorus.

In any case, I woke up with the feeling that I really shouldn't go to work today. Friday, I ignored the feeling and had a crappy day. Today, I'm listening. I will putter around the house a bit and I finally came up with an idea for this week's LJ Idol topic, so I'll be working on that. And I'll be listening to the wind.

I was saddened last night to learn that Richard Hatch died yesterday, apparently of cancer. Speaking of '70s television shows.... I don't recall seeing him in anything other than the two versions of Battlestar Galactica, but I have to say that he was definitely one of my kiddie crushes. I remember seeing one of those teeny-bopper magazines lying around my sixth-grade classroom with a photo of Dirk Benedict on the cover. Everyone loved Dirk Benedict, and I did, too, but I loved Richard Hatch -- and Apollo -- more. Except for that one lock of hair over his right ear that stuck up in the air. I wanted to cut that off so badly even when I was eleven years old. I had planned to rewatch BSG when I finished The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, but maybe I'll skip it forward in the rewatch queue. TV freezes people in time, and it's hard to remember sometimes, that the actors are my parents' age. And a little scary when I do.

(I mean, yeah, okay, they were always my parents' age, but when I was a kid, it didn't seem to matter.)

In other news, the snow has mostly melted again. Well, it has been awfully warm for February the last few days. It should be face-achingly, nose-freezingly, car-cushions-don't-give-when-you-sit-on-them cold and it's been in the high 30s and low 40s instead. Yesterday, it was supposed to reach 50°, though I'm pretty sure it didn't. But it's been raining instead of snowing. I do think the temperatures are supposed to start falling again, but not to reach their usual lows for this time of year. I'm torn about that. I mean, I hate the cold, but on the other hand...global warming. So....

The snowdrops are starting to come up, which is at least, normal for this time of year. First the snowdrops, then about a month later, the snow glories and crocuses. Then the grass starts to grow and we go from snowblower weather to lawnmower weather....

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