Monthly Archives: February 2010

Stranger than what?

NBC has a lot to be ashamed of; its coverage of the Olympics is abysmal.  Even though it’s not qualitatively that different from Olympics past, somehow watching these games has felt more like watching a Nancy McKeon/Meredith Baxter Birney made … Continue reading

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Figure Skating of Yesteryear

I’m a big fan of the Olympics, in particular Figure Skating, but I’ve got to admit that I’m having a hard time getting into it this year.  A lot of it has to do with NBC’s horrible coverage.  I swear … Continue reading

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When you’re stuck at home …

And there’s a raging blizzard outside, white-out conditions, sustained winds of 35-60mph, and several feet of snow on the ground, these websites might get you through.  I make no promises; I have mixed feelings about them all; and yet … I … Continue reading

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Another day in the Tundra — dashed hopes edition

Dun. Dunn. Dunnnnn … that’s the sound of something — like my dreams — grinding to a halt. Or at the very least, our travel plans. This morning it’s a toss-up between two phrases vying for Favorite: 1) Trip Insurance … Continue reading

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Books not bullets (see ya when we get back!)

The Capital Weather Gang in DC is calling for another 10-20″ of snow for Tuesday-Wednesday.  If, somehow, we can either avoid that or — otherwise miraculously — the airports are still functioning, we are slated to head out of this … Continue reading

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We’re having some weather!

Call it what you will: Snowpocalypse; Snowmageddon; Snowgasm; or, one of my faves, snOMG! We thought we got the big one back in December; not so.  This weekend’s Snowpocalypse walloped us with two feet of snow over about 36 hours. … Continue reading

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Geaux Saints!

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