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Has anyone noticed that the internet has become the visual equivalent of the Las Vegas Strip crossed with an issue of the National Enquirer? No, that's not a compliment.

I awoke to an inch or two of snow, after we had snow on and off all day yesterday. At one point, a squall had dropped visibility to the point that I could, from the front parlor, see only partway down the street. Half an hour later, the sun was out. Currently, it's 26˚F in Providence, with the windchill at 23˚F. This is our spring, the reason I survived the winter:



I didn't write yesterday. I barely was able to think.

I worked on a Norman Rockwell jigsaw puzzle. There's something people don't know about me. I'm a great admirer of the art of Norman Rockwell. Anyway, I worked on a jigsaw puzzle. I played Guild Wars 2. We watched the second half of the four-hour Walt Disney segment of American Experience (we saw the first half the night before). I listened to music. I ground my teeth. I cursed my rotten, aching, numb feet, which are hurting worse than they have in a long time. I tried to keep my eyes from the windows. I thought about taking a shower.

How can the year be a quarter done? I've hardly left the house.

TTHN,
Aunt Beast

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setsuled
Apr. 4th, 2016 04:27 pm (UTC)
I awoke to an inch or two of snow, after we had snow on and off all day yesterday.

I'm sorry to see you have to deal with this. I've been frustrated with the increasingly hot autumns around here in San Diego, I'm tired of unseasonable seasons. By odd coincidence, I was listening to Prince's "Sometimes it Snows in April" when I read this entry.

Has anyone noticed that the internet has become the visual equivalent of the Las Vegas Strip crossed with an issue of the National Inquirer?

That's a very good analogy. Though the Inquirer is Charles Foster Kane's paper, I think you mean the Enquirer. Though come to think of it, both analogies are appropriate.
ladyblue56
Apr. 4th, 2016 05:33 pm (UTC)
Has anyone noticed that the internet has become the visual equivalent of the Las Vegas Strip crossed with an issue of the National Enquirer? No, that's not a compliment.

Yes. The toxicity keeps spreading. As much as I use internet to remain in contact with friends and family, I find I more often avoid news and many sites because of the crap stuff and too many people spewing hate and then saying they're just being honest.

Snow in April... I also find the stillness to be eerie. We had a tornado 1/4 mile from us on Thursday night. As soon as it passed by our house, there was an unnatural quiet for a short time. It'd been unseasonably warm and when the cold front moved in I knew the mix would be ripe for tornadoes but wasn't thinking one would hit across the road from us.
everville340
Apr. 5th, 2016 12:02 am (UTC)
At one point, a squall had dropped visibility to the point that I could, from the front parlor, see only partway down the street.

This is not Spring, it's Hell.
jennylynneh
Apr. 5th, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
I haven't been by in a while, but I'm glad I stopped by today and saw this post. It seems to say everything I haven't been saying, haven't been telling anyone. I hate to read the so-called news. I live in constant dread of what this country is coming to when I see our political choices, and yet I wonder if it really matters.

And it snowed again here in Maine, but it's a strange coincidence because I know for a fact that it snowed 12 years ago today as well, but while today was just a dusting, that was a storm. While today just frustrates me that it is confusing my poor daylillies, 12 years ago, I was freaked out that I'd only been in the state 5 days and I didn't know how to drive in the snow, but it was my first day of work.

And, today was also my first day at a new job, though I'm working from home now. I have been away from the house less than once week since returning from "vacation" at the end of January.

I should take up puzzles again. ;)
Kiki Lang
Apr. 5th, 2016 02:25 pm (UTC)
Dirty hands.
Yeah, the internet suck, and the country is going hell. In Yeonmi Park's book, "In Order to Survive." She write about her escape from North Korea, and her life afterwards. One of the Question asked most often is, "Why do people put up with what goes on in North Korea?" She said, "Every single person is guilty, everyone has dirty hands."
Hey, that's just like the United State. I look at recent history as a flaming hayride to hell that we all signed up for.
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