Sunday Comics #22: Forecasting.

There are time when being a weatherman person is easy. Like Texas in summer: it’s hot and dry. Or Minnesota in the winter: cold and snowy. But for the rest of the year, it’s pretty much a crap shoot.

Personally I think weather maps like the one below are way more helpful than the standard ones you see on¬†ūüôā

Stay warm, ya’ll! Especially Wendy & April, both of whom live in ridiculously cold snowy places (aka¬†people who should be hitting the liquor stores!)


The Classics.


About this time every year, I¬†force myself to¬†read a classic novel. ¬†¬† I’m not sure why I foist the classics upon myself, I mean, other than the fact that it is a classic and, in theory, worthy of my time and a great excuse not to go outside. ¬†Except¬†Moby Dick–there’s 6 months of my life I’ll never get back (and yes, I’m still very bitter about that, THANKS, Melville, THANKS A LOT!).

I find it ironic that I have to basically talk myself into reading¬†this genre¬†(it was¬†really¬†bad after¬†Moby Dick), but¬†in the end I really enjoy it and wonder why I don’t read more classics. ¬†Take¬†War & Peace, for example. ¬†I think everyone looks at it as a massive undertaking of depressing Russian literature that you have to slog through, but no, it really isn’t. ¬†Once you get down all the characters (and it takes a bit of time because their names are all very similar), it masterfully moves quickly for a 7385 page book (that may be a slight exaggeration–I’m just too lazy to get up, find my copy, and look it up). ¬†And no, I’m not delusional or drunk. ¬†I mean, I may be both but not about this.

Anyway, I’m not sure why I’m babbling on about this–it has nothing to do with food or drinks or travel, but really, I just wanted to create a poll (what?? It’s either this or shovel the sidewalk–and¬†it’s too cold for that!).¬†Basically,¬†¬†I’m just wondering if there was anyone else with this lofty goal–aka escapism for the winter blues?

Thoughts on Classic Literature

In case you’re wondering, this year’s selection is¬†Les Mis√©rables. ¬†I tried reading it when I was in high school, but apparently I was not ready for such an undertaking as Mr. Hugo. ¬†I set it aside, with a promise that I’d come back for it. ¬†Of course, I didn’t realize it was going to take nearly 25 years. ¬†Good thing it’s a classic ūüėČ

Comic Sundays #21: Winter is Coming….Eventually

For all of you Game of Thrones fans out there and in honor of the impending blizzard (yes, I’m all stocked up on important supplies, such as pizza for sustenance; liquor, coffee, and hot chocolate to keep warm and oranges to prevent scurvy, thank you for asking!)