Monday, March 21, 2011

A Very Blustery Day

In Winnie-the-Pooh, there is a story of a blustery day. The wind blows so hard it lifts up poor Piglet, who is saved only by clinging to the end of a string that Pooh holds on the other end on the ground. Pooh then flies his best friend like a kite all over the Hundred Acre Wood. That is what today is like here in Denver.

When forecasters in the Denver area predict a windy day, they aren't kidding. You better keep one hand on your hat and the other on your small dog so it doesn't go the way of Piglet. I spent 10 years in the Carolinas and went through a few hurricanes; a typical spring day in Denver doesn't have the rain and tornadoes, but it can have equivalent winds. It might be better if we had some rain because dry weather and wind are a bad combination. For instance, our blustery Monday is whipping up a hell of a wildfire in the foothills just west of the city.

Today in real life: Woke up late, had breakfast with my 3-year-old, ran errands and did some laundry before going to the day job.

Today in writing: Nada in the daytime. About 300 words after work. I had difficulty figuring out how and where to start a new scene, which gobbled up half an hour of writing time.

Bits and pieces:
  • Jack coming back? Kiefer Sutherland says a "24" movie will come out in 2012. Awesome. But the skeptic in me will wait to see whether it actually happens.
  • Peter Jackson releases a couple photos of the first day of shooting "The Hobbit."
  • A reviewer at Tor.com dislikes the sexist humor in the latest Doctor Who minisode. She has some good points.

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