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Yule Log crackling fireplace Christmas Music dogs snow siberian husky HD

Here it is, the first edition of the OFFICIAL Yule Log.  I’m sure we’ll keep doing these every few years, but for now, please enjoy our dogs (as it stood at the time of filming), the fireplace and REAL SNOW!!!


First Day of Spring was an A-Hole

photos by Dr. MyFiancee


“Amiright? Amiright?  Amiright?!?”  Read the rest of this entry

Icicles! Icicles!


In case it’s not clear what I’m trying to do with this title, here’s your musical aid: 
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Snow (movie review)

Snow is an ABC original from 2004. This review is one of those cases where I remember what my mom taught me (“Wash your hands before you eat.” No, not that one. “If you two don’t pop out a grandchild for me, I’m going to freak right the funk out!” No – oh, this one: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”), but sometimes, you have to defy your mother to honor her. I can’t let her watch this movie without fair (and thorough) warning. Read the rest of this entry

PLEASE VOTE: should I turn off the snow?


As you may have noticed, it’s snowing on the website.  I can turn this on or off, but I can’t modify it in any other way, which is a drag, because I feel it’s falling too fast.  (I’d also prefer it blew in front of the background but behind the content… but whatever.)  The point is, should the snow stay or go?  (For the month of December, that is.)  VOTE NOW!   Read the rest of this entry

New York Times puts 'extreme' in quotes in reference to Buffalo snowfall, Mountain Dew enthusiasts cry foul

snowIn the last twenty years or so, the word ‘extreme’ has been bandied about with reckless abandon. Its overuse is well chronicled in silly product commercials, the X Games and so on. However, this doesn’t mean that there’s no longer a relevant use for the word. Even people who slug back sugary drinks while skateboarding half pipes and simultaneously exhibiting Michael Jordan esque tongue gestures would probably agree that several feet of snow on your front lawn is cause for dropping the quotes. It’s a life threatening amount of snow – it’s not Dr. Evil talking about using lasers to cause global warming…

Hmm – synergy?

The Three Things You Need When Your Car is Stuck in the Snow

I think it goes without saying for anyone living in the continental United States that this has been the winter from hell and getting your car stuck in the snow has become par for the course. I’ve been through this several times in my life, but this winter, the snow has been relentless and I’ve had the opportunity (the unfortunate opportunity) to test the various suggestions and now I’m hear to tell you what works and what’s a waste of time. Read the rest of this entry

Battling Icicles (meme edition)


Had enough winter yet?  Yeah, I’m kinda done, too.  No matter where you live, there’s no escaping the winter of 2014.  The snow, ice and frigid temperatures are pounding one and all with reckless abandon.  Even the American south isn’t  safe and now, I’ve reached a point where I don’t have any place left to store the snow.  And it just keeps coming. Read the rest of this entry

Crazy weather here in greater NYC

The weather in the greater New York City area has been crazy for the last few months. Here is a brief sample of what I mean.


Over 60 degrees in December in the New York City area is clearly a sign of the end of days.  Or global warming.  Whichever’s funnier.

Frozen! (dog photo)


This is completely amazing to me: he’s standing in the snow, but there’s no dog tracks. The snow is totally frozen!

Winter Storm Nemo – AKA Ice Ice Baby

FEBRUARY 910:35 AM:  It seems like the worst of Nemo is over now.  I don’t think we got nearly as much snow as they thought we might, and when you couple that with the fact that we still have power, well… I couldn’t be more grateful.  I am, however, going to have shovel the car out, which will be no fun at all.



2 PM:  It’s changed back to snow now, and the volume of snow that’s coming down is serious.  Don’t F with Nemo.

1 PM:  So far, we’re getting a fair amount of ice here in Bergen County New Jersey, courtesy of Winter Storm Nemo.  It was snowing earlier this morning, but it’s changed over to whatever it’s doing now.


Very slippery, very heavy… frozen rain, I guess.  It’s the noisiest precipitation this side of hail.

Even a snow shovel can be extreme

Some Tuesday morning rambling for ya:

I would think that any old snow shovel would do, but these days, a snow shovel can be extreme!  Meet the diamondback snow shovel; a product so extreme that it has a snake on it! 


Now think about what it’s like to shovel snow in reality.

Less extreme, right? 

I guess that the marketing guy at Snow Shovels Inc can’t say, “It’s just a shovel, but don’t worry, people will buy it because they have to shovel snow.”  He has to come into the room screaming about how awesome the shovel is with “I am a real American” blaring out of a boom box, screaming things about “the snow master 6001!  Introduce winter to hell!

Anyway, I just thought it was funny that somebody thought a cartoon snake would increase snow shovel sales.  And I’m glad we haven’t had much on the way of snow yet.

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