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Happy Groundhog's Day, all.

My mother sent out an email this morning asking if Floridians even care about whether or not he sees his shadow. My aunt replied (more than slightly sadistically, I think) that the groundhog should "go ahead and see [his] shadow. Those people in the north love winter and snow!!!"

It's 76 degrees here in Orlando, we have a high of 80 today. Too hot, I think. Maybe 6 more weeks of "winter" will bring us back down to the low 60's.


And to continue the West Wing theme (Zoe posted a quote and she and I have been volleying favorite West Wing moments):

CJ: You want to make out with me now, don't you?
Toby: Well, when don't I?

That, we all SHOULD know, is from one of the Big Block of Cheese Day episodes (there were two). Fabulous.


And now, I pack a bag and head to my mother's house. I wasn't going to, but I've had some insane cravings for things like "meat" and "dairy" and other perishable foods that I don't possess because of lack of refrigerator space. I know I mentioned this before, but I keep a maximum of 2 bottles of water, 3 cans of Diet Pepsi (though it's usually more like 1 and 1 because I don't restock as much as I should) and a jar of pickles in the fridge. The sad part? I have to struggle to find room for my 6 items.

I might stop at McDonald's on the way to my Mom's for a cheeseburger. I don't know if it's the protein or the iron, but my body is deficient in something and it's letting me know.


Movies I will attempt to see this weekend (which extends to Monday because I don't have class until 6pm):
- Syriana
- Capote
- Transamerica
- Mrs. Henderson Presents

The latter two will be a double-feature in Winter Park, because I don't go to Winter Park for any less than two very good movies. It's far away, traffic sucks (average commute: 40-50 minutes...it's only 12.2 miles away...and MapQuest says it should only take 24 minutes. HA) and parking is awful. Think of parking in Evanston or downtown Highland Park...narrow roads that are difficult to navigate, a lot of pedestrian traffic and no parking garages. Eww.

The first two are at my lovely Waterford Lakes Regal, which is 2.5 miles away and takes only 5 minutes to get there. Except don't even think about going on a Friday or Saturday night...there are mobs of high school kids and no parking to be found. Matinees are wonderful though. Yum.


And I'm off...like a prom dress.


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Feb. 2nd, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yep. We just love it. It should snow for all of those six weeks. That's exactly why each and every one of us lives up here.

It's not because this is where we grew up, so it's hard to cut the cord. It's not because this is where our children live and we want to remain near to them.

It's the winter. The long, fantastic, blissfully freezing winter that could potentially last six more weeks. All thanks to a weasel.

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