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Member Since 08 May 2006
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2019 08:34 PM

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In Topic: Annoyances

30 January 2019 - 08:47 PM

It's -35C but the windchill is -49C. I really should plug my car in, but I don't want to go out in the cold. And the tips of my fingers still hurt from the cold.


It's as cold as it has been in a generation here. Got to -34C air temperature and windchill of -45C last night. And tonight will be similar. We are taking advantage of people opting to stay in and going out for dinner with friends.


Water supply to one bathroom froze (although it is prone to that even in less severe weather). Dishwasher drain hose froze since it is on the outside (uninsulated) kitchen wall.


And we are by no means the coldest spot in MN this week.

In Topic: Hobonichi Techō (ほぼ日手帳)

30 January 2019 - 08:42 PM

Generationality on display?


I still keep a paper "planner", primarily for meeting notes, but calendars for the office and the family and all of my project work tasks are all online.

In Topic: John Bogle

17 January 2019 - 06:55 PM

I owe a lot (figuratively and literally) to Mr. Bogle. Rest in peace.

In Topic: What are you watching?

17 January 2019 - 06:46 PM

We just finished Fleabag (Amazon Prime) and really enjoyed it. Very smart writing by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and a great cast, all of whom were unfamiliar to me but probably well known in Britain. We particularly liked the awfulness of the stepmother character played by Olivia Colman. (Colman is also spectacular as Queen Anne in The Favourite.)

In Topic: So, where are *you* going next?

17 January 2019 - 06:37 PM

I leave tomorrow for a quick work trip to Singapore and I feel woefully unprepared for the food scene because I haven't done any research. I suppose I have >20 hours of air travel time to do some reading.