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Polar Bears, Polar Vortex, and Feeling Frozen | Cincinnati Bungles Lose

Stay warm. But please don't build a fire in your room. DearKidLoveMom.comDear Kid,

The weekend has come and gone. As have the Bengals who were kind enough to provide sportscasters and the entire population of Cincinnati with something to talk about by making it look easy to lose a playoff game. This will undoubtedly be the number 2 Most Discussed Item in the TriState Area. Number 1 being the weather which is cold.

The High School (to which your sister was supposed to return today) has a new definition of “inclement”. As in: Schools will be closed today due to inclement weather. Apparently I am not the only one who is a complete wimp about temperatures in negative numbers as the entire district is shutting its educational doors for the day. This did not displease Pi.

Why is it so flippin’ cold? Turns out we are suffering from a Polar Vortex. (Which, as Dave Barry might say, would be an excellent name for a rock band.)

What is a polar vortex? you ask. And is there an antidote?

A polar vortex is a whopping big arctic cyclone, spinning seriously cold air at seriously fast speeds (100mph or more). The speed tends to keep the vortexes (vortices?)  at the poles where they belong, keeping polar bears, penguins, and Santa happy.

However, every now and then a vortex throws a tantrum and breaks off from the rest of the cyclone. This is what is happening now. And a vortex tantrum is not something you can deal with by issuing a 5 minute time out.

Thematically, it would be a great day to see the Disney movie Frozen. (I can now add Frozen to my to-do list, since I finally saw Despicable Me 2. Loved it! Thank you.) Practically, it is a good day to stay inside, stay warm, and stay safe.

I, on the other hand, have to walk the puppy. If I’m not back in a reasonable amount of time, send a search party. With handwarmers.

Think warm thoughts.

Love, Mom

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Seriously everyone. Stay warm and stay safe.

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Turkey and Technology

Dear Kid,

When you look up “turkey,” you get all sorts of results—not all of them expected. You get Turkey (the country), and turkey (the bird), and flamingos, and storks, and tulips, and a goose. Which got me wondering where the phrase “cook one’s goose” came from. I looked for an answer, but it turns out that no one is quite sure. There are lots of guesses, but no real agreement.

When I was a kid (lo, those many years ago), Grandma and Grandpa decided it would be fun to cook a goose and have people over to enjoy the cooked goosery. A few months later, one of the families who had attended the goose dinner moved out of town. The goose dinner had been so much fun, we did it again the following year. And a few months later, one of the families who had been at that year’s dinner moved out of town. Rinse and repeat. Once the entire east coast was down to a population of 16, they stopped having goose dinners. You have been warned about the consequences of serving goose.

Ring-WatchIn case you happen to have a load of cash you don’t know what to do with, I have a suggestion. Don’t invest in BitCoin, buy your mama a ring. A Ring Clock to be specific. They are pretty darn cool, but it turns out you have to charge them for about two hours every day. Not loving it that much. And they are not exactly cheap. But when the perpetual motion variety comes out, you can feel free to put one in a box for me.

Did you know that Disney is coming out with a movie called Frozen? I think I’d like to see it, which makes it the 476th movie on my list. Sigh. Still haven’t seen Despicable Me 2. Double sigh. Anyway, the cool thing about Frozen is how much technology went into making the snow look and act like snow. There is a very interesting video about this that I didn’t understand at all. Might have had something to do with not having any sound at the time I watched it. Since it looked very technical I’m not going to watch it again with sound on the off chance that I still won’t understand it and  won’t have a reasonable excuse.

Love, Mom

Tune in tomorrow for some Amazing Facts About Turkeys!

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