in the midst of the polar vortex
a call goes out
a friend offers to drive us all to the movies
preston- holding down the fort at the theater
sells us popcorn, beverages, and tickets
menu offers a movie combo of cocktails and popcorn
the movie was great
the company was great
felt like we were skipping school
to just have a day of fun
we forgot about the polar vortex outside
we laughed and cried
we’ll never tell who chose which beverage:
coffee, tall soda, sippy-cup ‘o wine.
choose your own adventure.
everyone needs someone who will call them and say,
“get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.”
snowbirds get out of michigan
and head home to the south pole
for a bit of warmer weather.
Ann Arbor expected to be colder than South Pole on Wednesday
The South Pole in Antarctica is expected to be balmier than Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Ann Arbor area, like most of Michigan, is on track to experience a blast of bitterly cold Arctic air Wednesday that could beat temperatures down to record lows, the National Weather Service says.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, the weather service projects temperatures as low as 19 below zero Wednesday. Meanwhile, 8 degrees below zero is forecast at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, where it is summer. If the forecast proves accurate, the former low temperature record for Jan. 30, 11 degrees below zero, set in 1911, will be broken, according to data provided by University of Michigan climate research scientist Frank J. Marsik.
The National Weather Service also issued a wind chill warning to take effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The wind child is expected to dip to between 25 and 40 degrees below zero, cold enough to cause the onset of frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency.
“let it go.”
credits: mlive.com, gus burns, national weather service, hallmark cards
kinder gets up close.
“you can impress from a distance, but you can only impact up close”
-howard g. hendricks
lucky way to spend an afternoon
having a bookclub meeting with no book
in a tiki bar/restaurant
so many things to see and try
and of course
the ever popular
‘steak ala steak’ and ‘fun noodles’
were options on the bingo card menu
what’s not to love?
“if you are lucky enough to be at the TIKI bar you are lucky enough.”
“libraries literally aren’t just places to obtain books for free.
they’re one of the few public spaces left in our society
where you’re allowed to exist without spending any money.”
image credit: ala (american library archives poster, circa 1921)
how to know when the party’s over.
you haven’t really been to a party
until you’ve been to a kindergarten party
they mean business.
“school should be the best party in town”
“when it’s cold you can see the song.”
the bird appears to be sending smoke signals as it braves sub-zero temperatures in a park in the city of petrozavodsk, russia. mikhail kalinin, 34, an electric locomotive engineer spotted the chirping bird’s condensation rising up out from it’s beak with the temperature below -5 degrees celsius.
credits: Mikhail Kalinin/Solent News
“the man who has no imagination has no wings.”
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Penguin Books, 2005