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It’s on

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My friends are well aware of my dislike for cold temps, cold winds, cold precipitation. So my best friend sends me a picture of his pool closing with the cover on and says he has extended the invitation for The Hawk (our term for cold). So it’s on, the battle for the season of dread is on.

I need the Bubble. Photo by Mike Hartley

So I go to the Farmers Almanac and check their prediction and what do I see? BAD NEWS. The headline Extra Cold and Snow this winter for the state of Maryland. All right, at least I know what I’m dealing with. A little extra fuel for the generator if an emergency strikes. Chop some firewood. Stock up on food. Hibernate.

Keep that flame going. Photo by Mike Hartley

But on the very good side, I don’t have to worry about making that long commute into the bowels of D.C. And that is a very good thing. So that will make this fall season a little better without that hanging over my head for the months after that.

The start of the workweek has been brutal. And yet I’m in very good spirits. I guess it all depends on the perspective. With the debate tonight I figure it’s going to be an extra busy night for news. Which means volume, late deadlines, and lots of eyes on everyone. So let me get back to the madness.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Is it ironic the show “The Weakest Link” is on right before the Presidential Debate?
  • Today I’m reminded of a quote from the movie Trading Places. “You know it occurs to me, the best way to hurt rich people is turning them into poor people.” Ain’t karma wonderful.
  • Life is short, eat well.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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