Sunday, March 1, 2015

In Like a Polar Bear

As the cliche goes, the month of March "comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb". Today, we're expected to receive three to six inches of snow. Walking around the jobsite, it looks like four inches have fallen. I have to confess that I slept until 2:30PM today because yesterday utterly wiped me out. Getting three hours of sleep, teaching for four hours and then going to work will do that to a guy. Some days, my activity cycle resembles that of a python or a crocodile- intense bursts of activity interspersed with periods of torpor. I just needed twelve hours of sleep today.

The drive to work was no fun at all, but it was uneventful. It was pretty much a 25MPH slog up the parkway, with one burst of higher speed to get myself out of an inexplicably bunched-up group of drivers. Really, people, give yourselves room to maneuver. When I exited the highway, I sang out, "Goodbye Sprain, goodbye Taconic, I felt your pain, and it was chronic!" Not sophisticated, but extemporaneous.

It's supposed to warm up later in the week, with the temperatures expected to be above freezing for the next three days. I'm sure glad that March has finally arrived, even though it's come in like a polar bear rather than a lion. Never mind the fact that it only has twenty-eight days, February is the longest month of the year.

6 comments:

OBS said...

60 degrees and sunny with not a cloud in the sky. Spent the afternoon drinking outdoors at a winery.

Winter? What winter?

OBS said...

Also, too: We probably shouldn't have broken the planet.

Smut Clyde said...

I saw this and thought of your feline colleagues:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tama_%28cat%29

mikey said...

Yeah, at this point we're going to need lots of desalination capacity out here on the left edge, but we have no real requirement for long pants, so there's that...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Needless to say, I love S.C.'s link.

Her new position has an "office"—a converted ticket booth containing a litter box. In January 2010, railway officials promoted Tama to the post of "Operating Officer" in recognition of her contribution to expanding the customer base. Tama will maintain the station master's job while taking over the new job, and is the first cat to become an executive of a railroad corporation.
~

Smut Clyde said...

It has not gone unnoticed that after Tama promotion, she is
"the only female in a managerial position" in the company's 36-strong workforce.