December 22nd, 2004

Fiona and me in the snow

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Two cups of coffee down, one to go, and its yet another morning entry from me while I bask in the relative warmth of the fire.

Its trying to decide whether or not tosnow, sleet, or rain outside. We're forecast to get 1 to 2 inches of snow with more up near my second home in Fayetteville (3 o 5 inches). It won't be snowing by Christmas, but we'll probably still have some snow, depending on how much it actually snows in central Arkansas, by the 25th. Does that mean we'll have a white Christmas, who knows. I also was trying to come up with a usable word for a combination fo snow, sleet, and rain, but the best I could do was sneetain, which really doesn't sound cool. Any ideas?

I don't have too many plans today. My dad has started his vacation but my Mom still has to stay at school until 3:30, even though kids aren't still there. Its amazing, but even today, Wednesday, Search High School students had to go to school today, for one period. What's the point?

I've got books to scan today, five of them. I can't wait as I need more reading material, seeing as I've read 1000 pages in the past three days. I don't know how I do it, but one thing I can do is sit there for hours without interruption and read. I get sucked in by the story, and henceforth can blast through hundreds of pages in a matter of hours. Ah, the life. I still have to finish three prblems on my fminal, but since no one really cares, and since I already hae an incomplete in that class, I'll finish it in a while.

Cammie, the webmaster for NABS (The National Alliance of Blind Students) sent me a link with my current Student Advocate I worked on most of the week before last. The newsletter/magazine ended up being about 20 pages long and it looked ok on the web. I was amazed I'd be able to come up with that much material, so was happy when it was all done. I had some issues with it though and emailed her about it. My biggest issue was with layout and usability with screen readers and I relayed my concerns. I don't know what the best layout for it is, but hopefully that will get fixed or we can come up with a compromise at some point soon. At the least, I hope my spelling/grammar errors I found will get fixed. Isn't it always the way that when you publish something, you always find errors after the fact. At least its not published publically now so it can be changed.

Well that's about all that I want to talk about as far as current events. I can't wait until we get to start baking. Even though I won't be able to have things with lots of chocolate and/or calcium in them, technically, I'm sure I'll find something to enjoy. Before I go, I wanted to write about my radio tour at the Clearchannel studios before I forgot. Collapse )
More soon.
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Fiona and me in the snow

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Freezing Snizzle (coined by falcon13) continues, or I should say has started in earnest. Obviously, the national weather services hasn't a clue as to what will happen, but its worse than they thought it would be for sure. The temperatures fell faster than they thought, and the moisture slowed down enough as to cuase the crucial elements, a moist upper layer, and a cold lower one. As hard as its sleeting, its sure to cause some neat snow later. 2 to 4 inches of it. I'm glad I'm in rather than out.

Fiona was a bit confused when we went outside. I don't think she knew what to do, so I'll probably have to take her out again. Looks like, if forecasts pan out, we'll get it worse than Fayetteville. Again, ya!
Fiona and me in the snow

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We're up to about three inches of snow now with a bit of ice below. Traffic seems to be totally snagged, typical for an Arkansas winter storm where ploughing equipment is sparce up here in the country. I called my Mom to let her know that we had a winter storm warning and to tell her that she should ome home. THey had sme kind of a teachers' luncheon so the secretary wouldn't interrupt so she sent an email telling my Mom to come home. She got it forty minutes later and headed home. Those forty minutes made a huge difference because by then, it had sleeted quite a bit and the roads were ice rinks. It took her about an hour and a half to make a trek that usually takes 30 minutes. She's not happy with a school that doesn't monitor the weather. Perhaps they should pay me to keep them on top of weather warnings. Doubt they'd have me.

A guy who I knew from like three years ago who used to do brailling of physics and science before we had the big Textlab, emailed me today wanting to know how to make a particular chemical. I'm kind of honored and a bit apprehensive. On one hand I don't want to be giving him free consultant work which I could charge lots of money for, but on the other hand, I'm a qualified chemical engineer now, or something, and why not help the guy. I asked him for more information so we'll see what happens.

Third update for the day? Wow. Somehw I like updating more often. It makes for shorter updates, allbeit more detailed.

Well, suppose I'll just sit here and enjoy the fire. Toasty and warm.