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I know I live in Minnesota and I know stuff like this is normal, but it still comes as a surprise to me when we have a temperature swing like this:


Time to lean into it and do some things outside in the winter weather.

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First Snow

Our first snow of the season began before noon today. Though the accumulation isn’t expected to stick around, such facts are of little help when you’ve somewhere to be. So, just like I did last season, I pumped up my Nokian Hakkapeliitta W240 tungsten carbide-studded snow tires and began my commute to the gym.



Roger Ebert’s Journal:

I have always found the cycle of the seasons reassuring. One year at Cannes I was told by Tony Curtis, born in New York, that the problem with living in Los Angeles was that without seasons it was always the same year: “You go to sleep by your pool one afternoon, and when you wake up you’re 60.”


In the past few weeks, I’ve had some very near misses with some very bad things.

(Almost) Bike Death
Seymour Avenue winds down a very steep hill as it approaches Franklin Avenue. At the intersection between the two, there’s a blind intersection controlled by a stoplight. In the winter, I come down this hill on my bike and turn left onto Franklin. 99% of the time, the light is red and I slow to a stop, but I’ve made it through on a couple of green lights in the past.


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It’s Cold Outside

Forecast for tomorrow: “Bitterly cold. Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High near 0F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.” That’s a high of -18°C.

Wet Snow

Wet Snow



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Snow Gear: Filtered Flash

Snow Gear: Filtered Flash

The flash is usually very harsh, so I filtered it through two sheets of printer paper, which seems to be about the perfect thickness for softening.

Icy Hot

Icy Hot

My ceiling is Cretin’s roof, so the 45 degree angled windows collect a lot of ice and snow. Sometimes, a peak of sunlight comes through.

Another Try At Snow

Another Try At Snow

Hard to get a good picture of “it’s snowing out.”