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Month: January 2016

Good Neighbor

No, I’m not talking about the stupid State Farm commercial.

IMGP0148This is about our next-door neighbor, who snowblowed (or is it supposed to be “snowblew”?) everyone’s driveway.

Nobody asked him; he did it as if that was what he was supposed to do. Thanks to Winter Storm Jonas, there was at least a foot of snow. I’m sure it took him a couple of hours to go around the neighborhood.

I really need to know what kind of beer he likes. He deserves a case.



Where I Belong

Ah Winter, how I’ve missed thee.

IMGP0092I was born in February. I’ve always loved the cold weather. I am the complete opposite of Albert Camus: In the midst of summer, I found there was, within me, an invincible winter. How the hell did I manage to survive in tropical South Florida for 13 years, and subtropical Silicon Valley for 9 then? Let’s just say I took every opportunity to fly up to Canada or drive out to Lake Tahoe just to freeze my ass off for a few days…

Today, it’s 22°F in Pittsburgh. If I want to see the snow, all I need to do is look outside the window. Heck, I could even make a snow angel in the backyard if I really wanted.

I guess I am finally where I need to be.