We had a category two blizzard warning yesterday, but the storm petered out a bit before it got to us, so it ended up being not much more than heavy snow and some winds. Nevertheless, traffic chaos ensued.
Snow on the E4. Source: Dagens Nyheter.
Since it’s been ten years since I spent time in a real winter, it’s been pretty trippy to reacquaint myself with the happy fun time that is driving on frozen roads.
I’ve started to nurture a new theory that the reason most people in Sweden don’t have more than two kids is the insane amount of time you spend getting the wee ones in and out of cold weather clothes. Stockings, extra sweater, extra pair of socks, snow pants, jacket, hat, mittens … sheesh. And when the little ones decide that putting all that clothing is not an activity that should receive their cooperation, and you’re already running late for wherever you’re going, well … patience can get a bit frayed.
But it’s totally worth it for the look on Andrea’s face when she’s playing in the snow.
Posted Friday, 30 December, 2005 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.