Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What Excites The Middle-aged? Snow Tires!

Nothing says party to a guy in his 50's than a lively discussion of traction tires! If you live in a climate that doesn't have this option, discussion of other types of tires can also be utilized.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Why It's Hard To Work At Home Sometimes

Whatever efficiency I gain from the dual-monitor setup is undone by the parenting thing.



Monday, November 28, 2016

You're Really Middle Aged When... get excited when the street sweeper comes by and removes the leaf muck from the street.

Hey, a kid (or crusty old guy on a bicycle) could slip on the stuff!

I know, I know, I will now go and get a life.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Favorite Meteorological Term: Sastrugi

Sastrugi are sharp irregular grooves or ridges formed on a snow surface by wind erosion, saltation of snow particles, and deposition, and found in polar and open sites such as frozen lakes in cold temperate regions. But this really isn't the point.

More fun is to just drop the word randomly into conversation, showing everyone you might know stuff.

Example: The chicken was a bit too sastrugi, so I didn't eat a lot of it.

Result: Wow, I didn't know you lived in Zurich. 

For academics and serious amateurs, when having a conversation about winter sport, squint and look toward the horizon, muttering, "sastrugi." The benefits will be obvious.

You're welcome!