The good news is that it's supposed to be back up in the 30's in time for the caucus on Thursday.
The bad news is that I've become one of those annoying people calling people about the caucus. I'm volunteering for Hillary.
The main reason I agreed to call is that a lot of people don't know our precinct isn't meeting at our usual polling place. The Republicans and Democrats will be at different locations. Should be interesting.
From Dave Barry's year in review:
It was a year that strode boldly into the stall of human events and took a wide stance astride the porcelain bowl of history.
It was year in which roughly 17,000 leading presidential contenders, plus of course Dennis Kucinich, held roughly 63,000 debates, during which they spewed out roughly 153 trillion words; and yet the only truly memorable phrase emitted in any political context was ``Don't tase me, Bro!''
It was a year filled with bizarre, insane, destructive behavior, an alarming amount of which involved astronauts.
In short, 2007 was a year of deep gloom, pierced occasionally by rays of even deeper gloom.
Oh, sure, there were a few bright spots:
• Several courageous members of the U.S. Congress -- it could be as many as a dozen -- decided, incredibly, not to run for president ...
• Toward the end of the year, entire days went by when it was possible to not think about Paris Hilton. • Apple released the iPhone, which, as we understand it, enables users to fly, cure cancer, read minds and travel through time ...
• Dick Cheney did not shoot anybody, as far as we know.
Some quickies from the news:
- Cigna Health Care is getting bad press. They denied coverage for a teenager's liver transplant when a donor liver was available. They reversed their decision after 150 nurses and teens stage a protest but it was too late. The girl died before another liver could be found. Her parents plan to sue the bastards.
- Lake Superior State U puts out an annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. This year's list includes "It is what it is" and "under the bus."
- Here's an interesting op-ed about the way women are portrayed in movies and elsewhere, "A culture saturated in sexism."
- A woman in Washington was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend. They got into a fight because she didn't want his dog watching them take a shower.
Turn ons: Bill Clinton's big hands and (allegedly) crooked dick
Turns offs: Mike Huckabee's smirk