Here's another partial snowman I found on my way to work yesterday morning. Doesn't it look like something that could be housed at MoMA?
(The snowman, or snow creature, is sitting on a little shelf above a mail slot in a plywood wall around a house under construction.)
I was completely wrong when I wrote about the weather in yesterday's post, by the way. In fact, I went back later in the morning and re-edited it, I was so wrong. Yesterday's first snowman was not "gone," as I initially said -- he'd melted a little, but he's still there. And the weather yesterday was frigid, certainly in the morning, so there wasn't much melting going on in general. Even my title was misleading!
Sometimes I write things and then later wonder what the heck I was thinking. And I'm a former journalist! That post was Fake News!
Last night was our office holiday party. I stayed a bit too late and had one too many pints. I feel OK this morning but I didn't get to bed until midnight or so. It's going to be a long Wednesday.
Yesterday I finished reading "The Chosen," by Chaim Potok, which I really enjoyed. A colleague recommended it to me, and not knowing much about Hasidim and Orthodox Judaism, I found it fascinating -- as well as a good read. Now I'm about to embark on Amanda Craig's new book "The Lie of the Land," which sounds intriguing.
Oh my gosh -- I just looked at the news and ROY MOORE LOST!!! I can't believe it. I was sure he was going to win, Alabama being Alabama. I am so impressed with those voters! Way to go, people! And thus continues my streak in recent years of predicting major election results incorrectly...but at least this time I can be happy about it.