Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow Storm is Greeted by the Unprepared with Mixed Reviews


When will the snow madness end?

Some may say never. We can only hope for the sake of our safety and jobs (income), that we can travel safely this holiday season and new year.

We have recorded up to a foot of snow over the past few days, with packed snow and ice covering the roads, leading to a deadly dose of fender benders and acrobatic vehicles.

The forecast shows warmth on the horizon for the Seattle area, but may only slowly melt away this nightmare.

With 2 1/5 days away from Christmas people (men) will be rushing to the mall to gather last minute gifts for the loved ones. So, be aware that the ice coated roads will not be filled with sugar coated elves and red nosed reindeer, but rather nervy/rude/ignorant/"christmas spirit" induced drivers. So be safe Seattle!

Cheers.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Album of the Year

Fleet Foxes debut album deserves some recognition for being one of the best "soft" rock artists in 2008.

If you all don't have this album, please pick it up, and try to avoid the urge to go back to your 70's collection and pull out the fake mustache, headband, and flower suit. (They're very similar to the Beach Boys vocal sound.)

Enjoy.

In a name:

Cellar door is a combination of words in the English language once characterized by J. R. R. Tolkien to have an especially beautiful sound (In his 1955 essay "English and Welsh").

Wilfred Funk's list of the most beautiful words in English: ASPHODEL, FAWN, DAWN, CHALICE, ANEMONE, TRANQUIL, HUSH, GOLDEN, HALCYON, CAMELLIA, BOBOLINK, THRUSH, CHIMES, MURMURING, LULLABY, LUMINOUS, DAMASK, CERULEAN, MELODY, MARIGOLD, JONQUIL, ORIOLE, TENDRIL, MYRRH, MIGNONETTE, GOSSAMER, ALYSSEUM, MIST, OLEANDER, AMARYLLIS, ROSEMARY. [Alysseum may be a misspelling of alyssum, but this is how the word appears in Paul Dickson's Words.]