A Month of Love #16

Paula Light says, “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

Now the truth is that I’m not really a romantic guy, so I might be hard pressed to come up with 28 objects of love, but I think I should be able to come up with 28 things I like a lot.

One of the reasons we bought the house we moved into last year was because we live high on a hill and have beautiful views looking from our backyard to the southeast. It’s especially stunning early in the morning as the sun is rising.

Truthful Tuesday — Running Hot or Cold

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. A few weeks ago, Frank wanted to know whether the weather affects what we like to eat. Continuing with his weather theme, this week Frank asks…

Would you rather endure cold winter weather or hot summer weather?

As I mentioned in my last response to Frank’s weather-related question, before I moved to the East Bay last February, I used to live in San Francisco. One of the characteristics of San Francisco’s weather is that it’s temperate — the winters are relatively mild and the summers are relatively cool. It never gets too cold in winter or too hot in summer.

Now I live 35 miles to the east of San Francisco, where it does occasionally get down into the thirties in the winter and hits the upper 90s to the low 100s on most days during the summer months.

To answer Frank’s specific question, I’d rather endure cold winter weather because you can always put on extra layers of clothing to keep you warm and toasty. But when it’s very hot, there’s not much you can do to keep cool except to stay inside where it’s air conditioned or spend all your time in a swimming pool until your skin gets all wrinkly.

So, bottom line, cold winter over hot summer.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back In the Water…

I saw this disturbing headline in this morning’s newspaper. A now embolden Donald Trump, after his impeachment trial acquittal by the U.S. Senate, is ready to step out of his self-imposed hibernation and to step back into the spotlight. Oh joy.

He is apparently going to work with Republicans to help them regain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. He plans to throw his weight behind more extreme, far right candidates and to exact his revenge on Republicans who supported his impeachment and who resisted his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Trump has assured his supporters that his post-presidency movement “has only just begun.”

Isn’t that special?

FOWC with Fandango — Repudiate

FOWCWelcome to February 16, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “repudiate.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.