This is a bit odd for London. On average a lot of weather seems to pass
to the North, South or East of London.
People think we're in the snow belt but the snow belt traditionally
begins nearer Exeter.
...And we're supposed to get either rain or snow on Sunday depending on
which way the temperature goes.
It has been. Too much rain and too little heat for late November/December.
Thankfully today it was fine, sunny and warm and we could finally get on
with work on the new chook house.
My tomatoes will never get ripe by Xmas if this cool and rainy weather
continues. So frustrating.
i do so love the unintentinal puns... :)
(read "waste" as "butthole") thanks
for the giggle.
i like canned cream of asparagus soup,
but i would not even compare it to fresh
picked from the garden crunched in the
teeth immediately version of asparagus.
some things just should not be crossed
(like apples and oranges).
it's well refrigerated for a while at least.
we are finally getting enough snow to cover
the ground which is going to be just in time for
the single digit temperatures.
haha, just read below that DanL is another
Techie. i lived in da Hoton for 15 years.
1 meter of snow is just getting warmed up.
the year before i left we had over 220 inches
i remember kayaking along a shoreline of
Lake Superior in early July and seeing a
snowbank on the shoreline.
songbird (now mid michigan, usa
Songbird are you a techie also?
I am in the Port Huron area, getting about 6 inches of show today.
Nothing compared to the Upper Peninsula. I remember the white outs,
could not see the hand in front of my face, it snowed so hard. The two
years there averaged around 300 inches. I ran out of money and finished
my degree at Wayne State, could live at home and go to the University. I
still under estimate the cost of things.
I admit I do not think of the past often, it was 35 years ago. I sit
here and all I can remember was the Dorm name, Douglas Houghton Hall. I
do not even remember the theater or the bars names. It was mostly go to
class, study, sleep, no other life. I stayed to my self most of the
time. People came and went, never really met anyone. Since I had an
Amateur Radio License, They let me operate the local Radio Station once
in while on the top floor of the dorm.
Remember, my goal in life is to be a hermit :)
Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
Dan L wrote:
...private e-mail would be more appropriate for this DanL...
yes, i went up there for a 4yr degree and stayed 15
years. then i went to the hills of eastern TN for a few
years, then OH for a few more and then back here
where most of my family is.
we didn't get that much, but i was glad to see it
covering the ground (insulates the plants from
the hard freeze and helps even out the temperature
so freeze/thaw cycles don't heave the plants out
of the ground).
i used to go out and walk in blizzards (if you wear the
right stuff it's not as bad as it sounds). i loved that raw
feeling of things howling all around me. still though i
think my favorite times were walking when the lake effect
snow was coming down on calm nights (very very few
when the wind wasn't whipping down the canal) you could
look up and see the stars and the moon and there'd be
no clouds but snow would be floating down all around.
sometimes it even made a whispering sound.
the statement i made originally said 220+ inches, but that
was a typo, it was over 330 inches that year.
i lived in DHH the entire time i was on campus (7 or 8
years total) including parts of the summers when nobody
else was around . that place has a wonderful basement
for walking through when all the lights are off. the ice
machine in the laundry room scared the crap outta me
more times than i can remember.
there was more than one radio station on campus
when i was there (WGGL public radio running out of
the ROTC building -- and the other station run by
students in Wadsworth Hall that was a place i never
actually went to). i don't recall a station in DHH, but
that could have happened and then moved before
my time. looks like you were there a few years before
me. :) things have changed quite a bit since i left.
we wandered through two summers ago as they were
in the middle of redoing downtown Houghton streets.
who writes to worldwide usenet groups. ;)
Posting an email address on the usenet is just as bad. My real name is not
Dan or Nad. I have been on use net since the late seventies. I learn a bad
lesson when I first posted my email address. I was getting like 300 junk
mail postings a day. I could not use my computer at all, then it was
dial-up. Had to get a new address and dial in account. So I tend to keep
things in general terms here. I like to keep my distance :)
DHH... the basement where the laundry rooms were and playing ping-pong or
watching tv with a dozen others. I also liked the CO-ED sauna, it was real
HHD hall had real fireplaces in the main rooms gave the place a cozy
Wadsworth, now I remember the name. I knew a couple of people their,
swapped albums with others. The only thing I like about Wadsworth was the
cafeteria opened until 9pm.
It did not seem that cold. I remember the sound of crunch crunch of walking
on the snow. Large bulldozers for snow removal. Could read a newspaper late
at night with ease with all the snow reflecting the smallest of light.
They may have moved the radio station years later. It was in a small room
on the top floor. The only fun I had there was the station. But I did not
use it more than once a month.
If I had the money I would have stayed it was a First Rate University.
Wayne State was not that bad also and cost less and more convenient.
Small world after all. Won't find an email on one of several web sites I
Usenet is the closet to being public for me. I do maintain family contacts.
Christmas time will be dozens of family members getting together.
Being a hermit is a goal, so far I am a failure at it :)
Tennessee huh, i know people from Grundy county. Outside of Chattanooga.
That place has really changed over the years. Where old country log cabin
homes use to be are now huge mansions. The only thing in Ohio worth going
to is Cedar Point.
The world is just way to small. I admit I am keeping my email address and I
have a dozen of them, sorry. I am keeping my distance :)
Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
Actually if your smart, one can figure out my one of my email address.
After all I am the administrator of that web site. I might make that a
private listing soon :) if I get to Internic first :) If one does figure
it out, don't display it!
I still refuse to meet anyone here, very afraid of relationships :)
Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
actually, it isn't, i get very little spam e-mails
sent to this e-mail address and i've been using it
for years now. maybe one or two per day, once in a
while it gets higher, but not that often that i even
bother to set up a filter.
yes, it was a nice place to live compared to the other
two residence halls as it was much smaller, and the food
was always better. funny, this reminds me that i was on
the food committee for a while (we made suggestions to
the kitchen staff) and at odd times in the summer i'd
work in the kitchen cleaning up. i haven't thought of
that in a dozen years at least.
those dozers make a lot of noise at 5am, but they
have upgraded the windows since you were there. i'm
sure they are better now. besides at 5am you'd think
they could turn the back-up beepers off...
:) i'm not a nozy person, i wouldn't look for
one unless i had a reason to contact you. like in
this case i felt it was more suitable to reply to
a personal question via e-mail instead of rattling
well i do have the website and people can find my
info from that if they want. it's fine by me. i
haven't had any troubles from it.
Christmas will be busy enough here with some
family around. it's all good.
where i was (over near Elizabethton) was still
pretty undeveloped and unfortunately the air pollution
in the winter got to me too much (they still burn
coal for winter heat and it would hang in the
valleys with the temperature inversion layers
trapping it in).
it was 8hrs drive closer than Eastern TN. :)
from there i moved to Chesaning, MI which cut
the family visit drive time down to 15 minutes.
now we just holler at each other from one
room to the next. :) so i can't claim hermitude
yet for me either, but some days i pretend.
ok, fine by me.
peace and happy holidays to you and anyone else
who gets this far in their reading. :)
"David Hare-Scott" wrote in message
Canned asparagus is compost not food. "Fresh" asparagus from the
supermarket can be acceptable but it isn't good. Asparagus you cut 10
minutes ago is the real thing and a sublime experience as long as you don't
I like it raw when its picked from the garden
I have tried home made pintos and canned pintos. When I cooked them the
difference was not as large as I hoped. Some relatives do a much better
job cooking pintos and the difference is large. So it depends on the
experience of the cook.
Most of the time stores near me have a wider variety of bean types
canned than dried.
Comparing canned and fresh asparagus is sad. Over the years the variety
of fresh veggies available in stores has grown and grown. A half
century ago the availability of fresh veggies in groceries during the
winter was limited enough that canned asparagus wasn't that bad.
I do like asparagus soup. It's easy with canned. It does work as an
ingredient in certain recipes. Not 100% bad news but closer and closer
as transportation gets easier and easier.
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