Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Ah, it’s finally starting to warm up around here. Yes, yes, I know. Compared to other parts of the country, it never got cold around here. But for many of us, when it’s below 60 degrees F, it is cold! But yesterday it hit 70, and is supposed to be warm the rest of the week.

Which reminds me of a couple of things:

First, a heads up. Typically I don’t post to the blog on Sundays, but there will be one this coming Sunday.

And now a story out of the distant past. The year was 1970, and it was the month of February -- usually a pretty dismal month. But that year was not usual. It was sunny and warm. This particular day I was at Amalie’s apartment in San Jose. As I looked out her back window, I could see almond trees already in blossom. Beautiful!

Am said she wanted to call her nephew Kenny in Long Island, New York, to wish him him a happy birthday. So she picked up the phone, dialed the number, and Kenny’s mother (Am’s sister) answered the phone. “Hi,” said Am, “where’s Kenny? I want to wish him a happy birthday.” The response? “He’s outside, shoveling snow.”

Humor -

Tech Support: "I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop."
Customer: "OK."
Tech Support: ”Did you get a pop-up menu?"
Customer: "No."
Tech Support: "OK. Right-Click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?"
Customer: "No."
Tech Support: "OK, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?"
Customer: Sure. You told me to write 'click' and I wrote 'click'.


  1. California's nice that way... We came out here in March, when the snow was months old and gray and dirty in New Hampshire.

  2. We had some icy days this winter but on the two occasions Emily was due to fly to the US (via Phillie and DC) they had blizzards! Of course no one expects us to share the same weather, and in the summer when they're all melting or boiling we'll STILL be cool or cold.