Saturday, January 29, 2005

Did I say "cocoon"? I'm reporting from the ice storm front today. Yep, it was a swift change from "top down" weather. I could feel it in the Kroger parking lot -- that biting, damp wind that characterizes the worst days and nights of winter in the South. True, we don't have snow to any measurable degree, but when ice packs in, it brings every rolling, walking and flying thing to a standstill. And remember that summer humidity? Well, it turns into something of a monster come January.

Nevertheless, I see from the weather forecast that we may be back into the 60's by the end of this coming week. Ah, the strange beauty of the Southern winter!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Hannah and I put the convertible top down today, even though it is still technically January. You can do this kind of thing in Atlanta from time to time without fear of meterological recrimination (although we do have snow and ice in the forecast for the weekend). But, just to hedge my bets, my Netflix movies are here and Amazon books are on the way. Who knows? We might have to cocoon for a while yet.

Sunday, January 2, 2005

Happy New Year! So what are your resolutions? This year, I found myself setting some goals without thinking about it. My theory is that if you have to think too hard about your resolutions, they're probably not worth it. To be fair, the goals are little things, easily attainable for the most part. Here are a few of them:
  • I resolve to continue my healthy eating and basic exercise regimen.

  • I resolve not to go nuts when I (or other people) lose things around the house.

  • I resolve to limit my iTunes purchases to ten songs a month (unless I have a gift card).

  • I resolve to continue twice daily flossing, so Dr. Golsen will not be mad at me.

  • I resolve to travel to at least one place this year that I've never visited.

There. Now I feel much better. I hope it is a great new year for everyone!