Archive for December, 2009

Hotel Peeves

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

The bathtub floor should be at the same level as the bathroom floor. Few humans are built like giraffes. Walls and ceilings should be thick enough that guests don't need to travel with white noise generators. Yes, I would still have mine with me. But, it shouldn't be necessary. Bathrooms need vent ...

Mostly Columbus, Indiana

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

We're at the Country Inn & Suites in Sharonville, OH, just outside Cincinnati. We dined at Skyline Chili (okay, but not stellar). I'd put Tony Packo's chili at 8 on a scale of 1 to 10--Skyline comes in at about a 3. Hard Times gets a 9. I'm not sure ...

Maumee Morning

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

We have some "light snow" falling here this morning. It wasn't supposed to amount to much. Here's a picture I took about 30 minutes ago. And, here's the same view 30 minutes later: And here are a couple more pictures from 30 minutes ago:

Home to Maumee

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

We're at the Homewood Suites in Maumee, Ohio. We left home at about 9:30, and arrived in Maumee just after 18:30. The trip was about 9 hours, and just under 500 miles—less than a full tank of diesel. Thank you Jetta, TDI. We hit a lot of slow traffic on I270 ...

White Christmas Forecast at D-7: 30% Chance of “New” Snow

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Or is it D-8? I guess it depends on how you count. "How" is an important question. How exactly do you define "White Christmas"? Does that mean that the ground is white — regardless of how long ago it snowed? Or does it mean that it has to snow on Christmas ...

White Christmas Forecast at D-9: 10% Chance of “New” Snow

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

What a difference a day makes. Today, the December 25th forecast at TWC calls for a 40% chance of "Rain/Snow Showers" during the day, and a 60% chance during the evening. The Christmas Eve forecast calls for a 60% chance of a snow shower. The bad news is the forecast highs ...

White Christmas Forecast at D-10: 10% Chance

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

TWC's 10-day forecast has my zip code as "mostly cloudy" on December 25th, with a 20% probability of precipitation (POP). The forecast high and low for my zip code are 42° and 32°, respectively. Right now, I'd say that those temperatures + mostly cloudy + 20% POP translate into about ...

Latin for Dummies

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

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