January 07, 2014

Air is Not Supposed to Hurt

Also, here in Virginia temperatures should be expressed in two or occasionally three digits. If there are less, then something is very wrong.


I don't have much to add but this piece by Solokov struck me as tangentially related and  strangely awesome.



UPDATE: In other news, a combination of post Christmas vacations, Amazon gift cards as well as weather delays has resulted in hours very close to what we were getting  before Christmas...This is cool, but school starts next week, so I'm mildly concerned.

Note that as an adult, I'm not actually concerned enough to spend an alarming amount of the workday on an angry, hate filled tear about how decisions by management personnel (who are just doing their job and adjusting to a dynamic situation in a SERVICE industry) are causing me to (gasp!) adjust my schedule...almost as if I'm (somehow) paid to do what is needed when it is needed.  However there seems to be some debate amongst today's  generation about how this "employment" thing is supposed to work.

Kids today...

Also: My lawn..get off of it
No really, the grass is frozen...You're breaking it.....

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1 I was invited to a meeting at Bolling in DC that's been delayed several times over the last two months.  They finally held it today, with wind chill below 0 Fahrenheit, and the visitor parking lot a half a mile away from the building.  Any nostalgia I once had for Wisconsin winters died on the walk from my car.

On a plus note, I got buzzed by an Osprey in hover mode on my way out in the afternoon.  It sounded a lot "thumpier" than I expected - maybe that was the wings interrupting the down-wash from the rotors...

Posted by: Siergen at Tue Jan 7 19:42:05 2014 (c2+vA)

2 ISTR that some time ago I read an article claiming that one reason why the V-22 ASW variant was shelved had to do with that very thing. When hovering, the  craft would emit a loud low frequency pulse that not only interfered with dunking sonar reception but loudly alerted any subs in the vicinity that there was a V22 hovering.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Jan 7 20:33:56 2014 (DnAJl)

3 ...with wind chill below 0 Fahrenheit...

Awww, that's so cute!

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tue Jan 7 22:34:21 2014 (Izt1u)

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