Thinking warm thoughts isn’t working anymore. (Stupid polar vortex or whatever they’re calling the current storm.) At least you can warm up your brain by trying to find all the winter-related words in the puzzle below!
Not everyone can have a cold. For those of us lucky enough to have one, we still have to deal with haters who are jealous of our cups of steaming tea and piles of tissue. And we all know the fun will some day end and we have to deal with being cold-free again. But […]
This Open Thread is Snowbound
Snow captivity, day #4. Still cold, with wind chills up to -40° F & C, still covered in snow we can measure in feet instead of mere inches.
The Polar Vortex in Gifs
Because baby, it’s fucking freezing outside!
The Open Thread of Snottiness
My first cold of the winter has hit.
Lunchtime Poll for 1/24/13
Good morning, dear friends! We have another wonderful line up for you today and to kick things off, it’s the lunchtime poll.
Frost Flowers: A Winter Oddity
A few years ago, when I was still living in the general proximity of the Mississippi River instead of almost as far away from it as I can get and still count myself as living in one of the contiguous states, I was walking through the woods with some friends. It was fall, and though […]
Fighting a Cold without Cold Medicine
Colds are not fun. I can’t take painkillers, which eliminates most of the standard cold and flu medication, so when I get knocked out by the common cold, I have to look elsewhere for relief. If you can take Sudafed and Nyquil and TheraFlu and all of those lovely things that relieve your symptoms, that’s […]
Ginger Honey Tea – Good for What Ails You
Several weeks ago, my husband and I spent a weekend in White Pass to help his parents renovate a ski cabin they had just purchased. The original owners of the cabin had done a poor job of sealing and insulating the house, with the result that once walls started to come down, the dust of […]
I’ve noticed a few themes in the foods I post here ““ food processors, random botany tangents, chickpeas, to name a few. I’m going to try my darndest to bust out of them like the Kool-Aid man busting through concrete. But not today ““ today I am hitting up my favorite bean for some more […]