Wait...I have to work the weekend. Drat it all!
Ken worked from home today, but I had to go to work. How depressing to have to leave when he's warm and snug, and the cat is all curled up beside him! I sat in my car for a couple of minutes while it warmed up, my parka hood up and my face sunk down inside the collar. Our thermometer read 2° here, but downtown registered at -6°. We're supposed to have a bit of a warm up in the next few days, and I've entered that mindset where I'm looking forward to 35°. To heck with waterboarding...if you want to deal out some real psychological torture, just have 'em spend a month in winter climes.
Being the optimist that I am, I've found that one really good thing about this weather is that the beer in the garage is always ice cold. Cheers!
Ken worked on the computer all day, but took an hour or so to snow blow the driveway. He also cleaned off the deck, so I was able to get out and fill the bird feeders. We've got downy and hairy woodpeckers and juncos everywhere at the moment. Ken pokes fun at me, but he's a good sport about making sure I can get out on the deck and fill the feeders.
We watched the Republican debate last night...nothing really struck me as exciting or new. I thought McCain held his own, Romney seemed a little more animated, and Giuliani was trying to make some points. I told Ken that I finally realized what Mitt makes me think of...a Ken doll! I really don't think he's a BAD guy, and I think he's a brilliant businessman. I'm just bothered by his pandering to the party conservatives. He did some amazing things with universal health care in Massachusetts, but instead of touting his achievements there, he's downplaying it because it was a bipartisan effort. I think that's something to be proud of, but he's said very little about it. That's a shame, because I think most people would like to see a little more bipartisanship in politics. That's what Obama is basing his bid upon, and that's what McCain has been doing for years. Can't they figure out that most Americans want politicians to work together to make changes, instead of butting heads and not accomplishing anything?
I think Rudy's in trouble. His numbers are down even in New York, although I've gotten the impression that it's not a surprise, because he's not well-liked in New York. The Times endorsement of McCain, and their scathing comments about Rudy, made me say, "Ouch, man."
On a lighter note, I told Jillian today that my new name for her is Rudy Jilliani. Pat heard that and laughed out loud, and Jillian was so startled that she hit her forehead on her microscope. My work there was done!
Finally, ask and ye shall receive. I wrote a note to Dr. Will saying that his videos had gotten a very good response here, and that I hoped he would do more. He put up a new one, and it's very good! He also sent a really nice reply...not only is he smart and funny, he seems like a genuinely decent guy. Wow, if I ever have to go to a therapist, I want to go to Dr. Will!