27 February 2013

Je n'aime pas le neige

Currently in West Virginia
Tonights forecast: snow

 Tomorrow: snow
Day after tomorrow: snow
Day after that: even more snow
Sunday: again...snow

Next day after Sunday: more snow

24 hours later in same place: that's right...you guessed it...more snow

24 hours later (still in same place): neige (French for snow)
Thursday after this Thursday: small probability of sun. If not, then Groundhog Hunting Season

13 February 2013

The dominant thought revolving in my mind last night during the State of the Union speech

"The major problem, one of the major problems, for there are several, with governing people is that of who you get to do it. Or, rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well known and much lamented fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made president should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem."

 --Douglas Adams, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

08 February 2013

Hot-air Balloon

Seven sheets of paper + 2 hours of my lifetime + a tiny bit of Elmer's glue = one hot-air ballon. This particular model was designed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov.