mellicious: pink manicure (winter snowflake)
Note: I am signed up for Holidailies, so you'll see regular updates from me starting Monday. (Hmm, I'm actually going to Dallas Monday - guess I'll just have to get it done before I leave!)

I just noticed that the Wall Street Journal is still keeping up their Holiday Sales Blog - which should be public, I don't think you need a log-in for their blogs. I just got a notice the other day that my WSJ subscription is expiring soon, and I don't think I'll be renewing unless they lower the price ridiculously again like they've done in the past. I think I saw somewhere that Murdoch is saying none of his online content needs to be free. In which case, bye-bye WSJ. They have the occasional really great article but I think I can live without it easily, on the whole.

So... if you read Twitter, you already know that it snowed in Houston today! Hey, it's big news for us. This actually makes 3 times in the last 5 years that it's snowed - it snowed about this time last year, and then there was that time it snowed at Christmas - which I think was in 2004, actually, so that was almost five years ago now. Anyway, today it snowed almost all day, on and off. It was trying to stick to the ground in the morning, but then it switched over and rained for a while and that ended that. But I could watch it come down for a long time before I got tired of it. I've lived in Texas all my life, remember - I haven't seen all that much snow. Even counting skiing and visits up north and such, it's still not enough to get me over that. I realize that if I moved up north I would probably get over it really fast, but well, I'm not. It's a lot more fun when it's a rarity!

(Ooh, look! Matching icon! I forgot I had that one.)
mellicious: pink manicure (Christmas: snowflakes)
There's a snowball in my freezer.

I put it there, but it still startled me this morning. (It didn't help that it's in a zip-lock bag that says "Trick or Treat" on it.) I was like, What the hell is this thing? before I remembered. The snow came off my car, although I think there was enough snow sticking to the grass by the time it stopped snowing that you probably could have gotten a decent snowball there, too. It never did stick on the streets that I saw, though. My car was really covered, and I was a bit worried that it would turn to ice overnight, but since I didn't have to get up early it's not really an issue; it was melted by the time I finally got up. We only have one covered space, which Rob uses, so his car was fine.

I think it's a snowball that would have hurt if I had actually thrown it. The snow was kind of damp, and the snowball was heavy. I am no expert on the physics of snowballs, though.


I have been working on cards this afternoon. One night last week I wrote addresses on a bunch of envelopes, but that was as far as I ever got with that, so today I signed cards and added stamps and licked envelopes. That fun stuff. I don't know why I like sending cards so much because it's really kind of a pain. (I like getting them, I suppose, for one thing - but no, there's some part of sending them that I like, too. It's not that simple.)

I keep saying I'm going to go up to Houston to shop, and today would have been a good day to go since it's warmer and sunny, but, well, I'm still here. Maybe tomorrow.

mellicious: pink manicure (Christmas: snowflakes)
There is a bad 40-second video as proof on Flickr, but it is. You have no idea how unusual this is here.

The neighbors keep coming outside and doing the "ooh, look," thing, and then everybody goes back inside because it's too cold. It really is very cold.

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