Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Respite From Winter - And Other Randomness

First of all, I want to offer my apologies to anyone in the New England area, because I really don't mean to gloat...


But it was 75 degrees here in Denver today!!


And speaking of New England and gloating, I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say that as a dyed in the wool Denver Broncos fan, I've gotten a certain amount of perverse joy watching the world obsess about the New England Patriots and the whole deflate-gate controversy.


Trust me, I could write an entire post with bad jokes about Tom Brady's deflated balls, but I'll spare you.

So... where was I? Oh yes... so Denver enjoyed springtime in January today - well, for the past 3 days actually, and it's been WONDERFUL! CatMan and I took two long bike rides, and I rode to 2 separate grocery stores, totaling about 75 miles over the past 3 days, and feel like a whole new person.


It was sort of an odd juxtaposition of seasons, since there's still plenty of snow and ice around.


And the shady spots were still a bit like skating rinks.


I actually ended up being a bit over dressed today because I just couldn't quite get my little brain to believe that it really, truly was in the mid-70's out there! Not that I'm complaining, mind you - it was a beautiful ride.


The cats enjoyed it too as I had all the windows open airing out the house.


I am sooo ready for sprin....

Oh wait, it's only JANUARY!!!! Sigh.

Of course, winter will be returning in a few days, but it doesn't feel so bad with a few days of sunshine under my belt.


And now... for no particular reason, other than the fact that recent US foreign policy changes seem to have permanently wedged this little chestnut into my brain, I bring you this musical interlude:


Why don't you plan a
Wonderful trip
to Havana?
Hop on a Ship
And I'll see you
in C-U-B-A!

Nobody rhymes them like old Irving Berlin! 

OK... and since I'm just posting completely random stuff, here are some chuckles for you...





OK... clearly I'm suffering from some sort of sunshine induced giddiness, so I think I'd better just go to bed now!

So tell me... how's the weather in your neck of the woods?