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Springtime In Minnesota

Sometime last week, I opened our front door to find a vision of green grass and of cascading raindrops. I stepped out onto our porch, inhaled deeply, filling my lungs with the refreshingly crisp air, and smiled. After a long and brutal winter, Spring had finally arrived.

I returned inside, got dressed, and went for a walk in the rain. Something I hadn’t done in far too long. I enjoyed myself so much that I fetched the camera and took this picture:

I was planning to post this in a blog entry heralding the return of spring. It was to be an entry chronicling my long walks in the rain, how much I enjoy breathing the post rain air, how happy I was to be without snow once more.

This morning I awoke to find this:

I was not pleased.

The man with the perfect hair, the wicked smile and the killer suit standing in front of a green screen on the television said some areas had gotten over a foot of snowfall. One look outside and I believed him.


Ben, cleaning the snow off the car.

Ben was happy to clean off the car until we told him he’d have to help me shovel the driveway as well.

Then he was rather unhappy.

The snow was cleared and we went about our day (grocceries, mailing of bills, various boring activities).

The weatherman reappeared upon our television screen, wicked smile and all, and he reassured us that the snow would dissipate and the sun would be seen again very soon.

This time I was not so quick to believe.

The wife and I had heard that The Sarah Jane Adventures would be airing tonight, on Sci-Fi. Being the huge fans of all things Doctor Who that we both are, we were sure to tune in.

It was… Fun. And lighthearted. And I got the feeling that, while the show had the same producers and visual effects team as the new Doctor Who series, it may not have had the same writers.

It was very corny and funny and more like a taste of a low calorie version of Doctor Who than anything else. But I enjoyed it very much and will be tuning in again next week.

Coincidentally, the new season of Doctor Who begins next week as well, and the amount of arm flailing and fanboy-and-girl giggling in the house is absurd.

I’ll leave you with this link, which details how a Florida law has been passed allowing people to take guns to their place of employment.

I’ll just let you ponder that for a bit.

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  1. Dianner
    April 11, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Oh Rob, I’m so sorry. I’d rub it in about the nice weather here, but we’ve been known to have a freak snowstorm all the way up until mid-May. So far, we’ve been lucky…

    Did it eventually melt or are you still slush country?

    <3!

  2. Rob Kaas
    April 11, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Dianner: They say it will be start melting on Sunday and will be gone completely by Tuesday.

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

    <3

  3. Dianner
    April 12, 2008 at 12:42 am

    I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you. It’s *almost* spring! :)

  4. Rob Kaas
    April 12, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Dianner:

    Correction: It is Spring. Snow should have haulted in fucking February. But I do appreciate the finger crossing and I respect your uncanny ability to type in such a manner.

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