Tag: cold

Being Taurus

Today’s life lesson: do not take a sip of wine after eating a blue cheese-stuffed olive. This was a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc if you’re curious, but I’m pretty sure the variety of wine doesn’t matter. White, red, sparkling…fuggedaboutit. Pace yourself. Wait 10…

Octember, Anyone?

It has been freakin’ cold here lately. So cold, my words froze in midair this morning; I had to thaw them out in a frying pan before Tara could hear what I said. We ended up taking everything out of the freezer and huddling…

Hold the Sprouts

Today marks the 8-month anniversary of our arrival in South Dakota. Feels like we’ve been below zero for seven of those months! Ha. Slight exaggeration. I remember well the heat and humidity that greeted us our first week here. But this extended cold snap…

Dodging Snowflakes & Bullets

Holy crap. Has it really been almost two weeks since I updated my blog?! I blame the government. With the shutdown now ancient history, business is booming – just as predicted. I kinda wish Trump had stood his ground a little bit longer! (Ha,…

Periwinkle is a Moose

Tara was looking at houses on Realtor.com last night (her favorite pastime) and showed me one that caught her fancy. The following conversation ensued. “I love the periwinkle walls!” she said. “WTF is periwinkle?” I asked. “It’s a shade of blue.” “Why not call it…

I Survived the Polar Vortex (But Didn’t Even Get a Lousy T-Shirt)

Well, that was fun. My first Polar Vortex was actually a bit underwhelming. Sure, it was cold. But Rapid City never even dropped below zero. We came close: it was 1° Wednesday morning. When I woke up and looked at the thermometer, I was…

Fake Like 38

I stepped outside this morning and was greeted with a blast of cold air and a brisk wind. A couple of hours later Tara called and, as we were chatting, I mentioned how chilly it was outside. But I immediately caught myself and retracted…