Thursday, February 08, 2007


60 Degrees Above Zero
  • Californians turn on the heat.
  • People in North Dakota plant gardens.

50 Degrees Above Zero

  • Californians shiver uncontrollably.
  • People in Fargo sunbathe.

40 Degrees Above Zero

  • Italian and English made cars won't start.
  • People in Minnesota drive with the windows down.

32 Degrees Above Zero

  • Distilled water freezes.
  • The water in Fargo/Moorhead gets thicker.

20 Degrees Above Zero

  • Californians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and wool hats.
  • People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.

15 Degrees Above Zero

  • New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
  • People in North Dakota have the last cookout before it gets cold.


  • People in Miami all die.
  • Iowans close the windows.

5 Degrees BELOW Zero

  • Californians fly away to Mexico.
  • People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.

10 Degrees BELOW Zero

  • Hollywood disintegrates.
  • The Girl Scouts in North Dakota are selling cookies door to door.

20 Degrees BELOW Zero

  • Washington DC runs out of hot air.
  • People in Minnesota let the dogs sleep indoors.

30 Degrees BELOW Zero

  • Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
  • People in Fargo get upset because they can't start the minivan.

40 Degrees BELOW Zero

  • Atomic motion slows down.
  • People in Fargo/Moorhead start saying "So, is it cold enough for ya?"

50 Degrees BELOW... (Bee FREAKIN' LOW) ZERO!

  • Hell freezes over.
  • Fargo Public Schools open 2 hours late. (maybe)

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Farewell to the Fishes

The fish project is finally finished, and I had to send my four fishy friends off to "school."

They are just costumes, hats really, and only for four non-speaking roles, but to me they are stars! The level of patience it took to re-learn how to sew on a machine I'd never even used before was good lesson in slowing down and focusing.