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.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
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Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.