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Thursday, February 7, 2013


Okay, so the photo here does not exactly fit the title. 
It's actually a pic of my feet (wearing swim fins) on my last vacation in the Cayman Islands. Yep, Paradise. And here's the rub -- I used to live there. 
Now I'm living somewhere that is about to get clobbered by what the weather forecasters are saying is the blizzard of the era -- big enough to freak out those who were around for the Blizzard of 78, but that's another story. 
There's a bunch of people I know that are somewhat psyched about this mega-storm, mostly people who really really like cold weather and in particular seem inordinately fond of large quantities of snow. Apparently these are people who don't have to shovel the snow in question, but then again that's another story.
THIS one has a name -- somebody decided to call it Nemo, and at first blush I think a lot of people thought it was christened after the cute little orange and white fish in the cute little orange and white fish movie.
actually think somebody named it after Captain Nemo, particularly since the storm is supposed to clobber an entire section of the country precisely on the birthday of Jules Verne.
You know, the guy who wrote 20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea, in which a very peculiar man named Captain Nemo sailed around the globe in this super-submarine that he had built basically so he could avoid the human race.
At this writing, given the option to hunker down and wait for Mother Nature to dump two feet of frozen something or other on me, or else wear the fins in the photo, well, I guess you get the picture.
Amen, and pass the mustard.

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