Is it cold where you are? For this part of the country at this time of the year, 39 is pretty cool. I see that Boone is hanging at freezing today and Floyd is expecting some snow this morning. Falling white stuff should give Fred First some fodder for his new blog, Nameless Creek.
Here we are on a day when more greeting cards are sold that any other, celebrating Love. I hope your Valentines Day is just "Lovely". For more on the day, check out the Writer's Almanac For Wednesday. You'll need to scroll down the page.
What do anise seed, avocados, basil, chili peppers, figs, garlic, ginger, honey, licorice, nutmeg, pine nuts, and tomatoes have in common? According to Robert L. Wolke they have all been considered aphrodisiacs at one time or another. If you are interested...emm...he has an article in the Washington Post - Lusty Appetites.
Reading the news this morning I was struck by a quote from an article on the house debate on the Iraq War. House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said about the resolution, that it is "a political charade lacking both the seriousness and the gravity of the issue that it's meant to represent". Damn, at last someone has actually come up with a description of the last few years of congress. It is almost funny how being out of power gives the Republicans such a clarity of sight into the issues they couldn't even see just a few short months ago. Rant over.
Well, it's time to take youngest daughter to school and hed for work...Catch you later.
Sunday, February eighteenth - A foggy, somewhat cooler, still overcast morning coffee muses.
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