where did the warm go?
February 18, 2006
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After enjoying an unseasonably mild winter, reality has returned as the thermostat currently reads 9 degrees here in the early afternoon in Northeast Ohio. In the brief moments I have spent outside today, it really did not feel as unbearable as I thought it would. Fortunately it looks like the warm temperatures are going to return in a couple of days. I would like to think the worst of winter is behind us, but I know better.
I ventured out last night with some friends to a few bars and was reminded of how annoying drunk people can be. There were the usual characters like the guy recounting his glory tales of bar fights past, and the guy who was yell-talking loud enough to let the whole bar hear about his herpes infection. I also spoke with a young apparent conservative whose political beliefs seem to have developed from a grudge he holds against Bill Clinton for lowering the alcohol level that will result in a DUI, which he recently received. I’m not even sure that is true, but it seems like a very valid basis for one’s political beliefs. He also stated that NPR is “so communist, they should move to Russia”. I wonder where then we could cast off all of the ultra-conservatives including Rush Limbaugh. Maybe send them out to Europe so they can hang out with the pope some more so that their political beliefs can become even more closely aligned with religion (if that is even possible).
– Also, I couldn’t pass up this awesome story about Houston’s police chief recommending that apartment complexes and even some private homes should be required to have surveillance cameras installed to help fight crime. The best part is his quote, “I know a lot of people are concerned about Big Brother, but my response to that is, if you are not doing anything wrong, why should you worry about it?”. Classic.