January 6, 2010

Cold starts, cold starts and cold starts.

Happy New Year!

Here in the East we were greeted with 22" of snow a week before Christmas. Mercifully it subsided enough by the big day as to not intrude on the familial yuletide festivities and the myriad holiday parties that followed. The snow is now a memory but the new blast of arctic air is chilling me to the bone. Being a long time motorcyclist I naturally abhor winter. Day after day of sub-freezing temperatures with no end in sight (well, April) doesn't help my spirits. As if that weren't enough I have the mother of all colds which started on Sunday and now I am staring at the prospect of another creative cold start. All of this is by way of an explanation of why there is no new work yet. I hope to shake this cold soon. Meanwhile I am spending time bundled up in a blanket watching cd reruns of Julia Child's "The French Chef." Since my sense of smell is gone I might as well vicariously enjoy Boeuf Bourguignon, Bouillabaisse a la Marseillaise and Tripes a al Mode. (Well maybe not that last thing) Bon Appetit!

7 comments:

B Boylan said...

That weather sounds brutal. We had our cold snap right at Christmas time too, but it was short lived (1 week) Since you are a cyclist, you are a candidate for West coast weather! Bon Appetit!

Mark Adams said...

Hey, Brenda. I'd welcome some west coast weather right now! (Hold the wild fires and earthquakes.)

Dean Grey said...

Happy New Year, Mark!

Your 22" makes our foot of snow we received here Chicago the other day look downright pitiful!!

-Dean

Joanne said...

Oh Mark! I totally empathize with you! This winter has been the coldest, and snowiest that I can remember... which gets downright discouraging after a couple of weeks! Take care of yourself. Up your dose of Vitamin D3 significantly to get rid of that cold faster, and prevent others from moving in the rest of the winter!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean. HYN to you, too!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Joanne. My cold is finally (almost) gone and it is supposed to be almost 50 degrees here by Thursday - YEA!

smellyrhinostudio said...

Wow, someone after my culinary heart! Happy New Year to you, Mark! Our water just returned after 8 days playing Little House on the Prairie. I pray you are keeping comfy and well stocked.

Regards,
Rebecca