It got up to 60° here yesterday, which isn’t a record but it sure was nice. The dogs certainly enjoyed getting into the mud (and making more by digging holes – as if they hadn’t already dug enough holes in the lawn. If anybody knows of a strategy to prevent the little varmints from digging hols, let me know. I’m considering filling them all in with QuickCrete®). Almost all the snow is gone (at least in the places where the sun gets above the trees), and it was still warmish this morning, but that’s all supposed to change throughout the day. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.
One of the things that sucks about Monday is having to listen to Cokie Roberts on NPR on the way in to work. Monday is her day to appear on Morning Edition and dispense her inside-the-beltway conventional wisdom. Today I think she nearly peed herself cackling over how “ridiculous” the trillion dollar coin idea was, while telling us that the Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for all this debt ceiling nonsense. I really would like to figuratively smack her upside the head – if anybody deserves a dope slap, it’s her.
Not all was bad on Morning Edition, though, as there was a rather interesting Part One interview of Nina Totenbag with Sonia Sotomayor about Sotomayor’s upcoming (or maybe it’s out already, I dunno) book. She had somewhat of a crappy early childhood, and she actually sounds like a pretty decent person. Not a great humanitarian like Antonin Scalia, of course, but it wouldn’t be fair to expect anybody to fill his britches.
Oh well, I suppose I ought to get back to work. A shame I can’t be working from home.