OK, this weather is just plain wacky. I checked the National Weather Service’s home page, and it’s particularly colorful with all the states colored in with weather watches, warnings, and statements. At the moment, two states, Missouri and Illinois, have both a tornado watch and a blizzard warning in effect. As my friend Leslie would say, “buh-zarrre.” I think I could explain why, but it would be pretty geeky and my lunch break is only so long. At the moment, the temperature is in the mid-40s here (upper single digits in C degrees), but in twelve hours it’ll be in the upper teens, so they say.
An hour ago, I smelled what I thought was deviled ham. I don’t know who had it, if anyone, but it smelled good. Yeah, I know, it might not actually be food, but… well, I guess I was hungry. It turned out that the café here had baked ham for lunch (with green beans—a veggie!), so I had that. That keeps me from running to the store for a can of deviled ham.
Speaking of questionable meat, one can now buy Spam in single-serving, vacuum-sealed foil pouches. Why it became necessary to make Spam even easier to consume, I have no idea; they probably ought to be making it harder to eat, instead. (And the cans are plenty hard enough when the little key breaks and you can’t unzip the can with the stub that’s left. Yes, I know a frightening amount about Spam.) I did try it, but it’s not terribly compelling and I won’t make a point of buying it again.
Finally, in the Fun With YouTube Department, I found some French & Saunders clips last night &mdash just search YouTube for “French and Saunders” and you’ll see scads of them. My favorite so far is their homage to Bergman films (which I’d seen before thanks to shadowbear_ and stitchjock), though the clip of poor Rufus Wainwright singing on their Christmas show was hysterical, too. Then Gary at work sent me this clip with every great British guitarist ever, including Mark Knopfler and David Gilmour joining in a lawsuit against the guy who left the little dot diagrams out of the guitar lesson books. Hm, maybe I should just cut out all the ephemera about food and weather, and make this post just about French & Saunders clips.
Edited to add (3:30 p.m. my time): Here’s the latest US watches/warnings map from http://www.weather.gov (just for archival purposes). Isn’t it purty?: