Good morning!

We have ice here. Lots of it. But it could have been much, much worse.

For those of you to the North of here: oh, my Goodness. Stay strong!

There’s a certain irony, to me, in that many of the items the government urged people to buy when the terrorism alert went up—-extra water, canned food, batteries, portable radios—are now, in the face of this Most Awful Blizzard In Years, probably coming in mighty handy. Here’s some advice from my experience, back in the ice storm: instant cheese grits. All you need is boiling water and something to mix them up in, and they rock. Truly.

(You’re welcome.)

In other news, last night I watched the 300 and 301st episodes of The Simpsons. I mean, respect must be paid. I can remember watching them on the Tracey Ullman show, a million years ago. when I was in high school and Fox was a new network. (Nostalgia alert: does anybody else remember Werewolf? 21 Jump Street? or Tracey Ullman, for that matter?) Who knew that all these years later they’d be such an institution. D’oh, indeed.

have a good day everyone!