Monday, January 28, 2013

Silver Linings

Late last week, I got a 911 emergency call from Jana: Girl Time was needed, STAT. And, because I am a good friend, I cleared my busy weekend schedule to accommodate her. The laundry and vacuuming had to wait, but, that's ok; my friend needed me.

Aren't you impressed with my loyalty and devotion? Of course you are.

Anyway, we went out to dinner and to the early showing of The Silver Linings Playbook, starring Jennifer Lawrence and the mega-hot Bradley Cooper.

The movie was really good, although, nothing like the book on which the story was based. And, I should know, because, I read the book, and; it was really, really different. Not that it matters, of course, I mean, books are entertaining-in their own way-and movies are fun in a different way and both are valuable to a civilized society.

And, you know, Bradley Cooper.

Also, I digress from my main point which is: Jana and I got to spend some quality time together, and, it didn't take a genius to realize that we have been sorely missing our chats.

Summertime  Porch Nights cannot get here soon enough.

I happened to glance out the window as I was typing that last sentence; the snowstorm that blew into town earlier this evening has resulted in several inches of new snow on the porch. I believe they call that irony.

On the bright side, the snow pack in the high country might actually make it to 100% of normal before the end of the winter, after all, which; will mean the reservoirs and lakes will have a steady supply of water for boating on this summer.

Sometimes you have to search for the silver lining and, sometimes, nature hands you a clue.

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