Monday, January 23, 2012
♥ We had some severe weather late last night. The above is a picture of my home weather station, showing that the temperature and dew point were the same. I don't know the full scientific explanation, but basically, that's not good. The media hyped this storm all day and evening, then issued tornado warnings before it even crossed the river, but nothing major happened. My cat Gandalf didn't even go into the safe bathroom, which he normally does on his own (although he did hide in a closet for a while). So I wasn't too concerned. My cat is my VTI, and unlike the Channel 5 storm team, he hasn't been wrong yet. (No offense, storm team!)
♥ I got a shorter-than-usual haircut! I like it, but feel kind of iffy about it at the same time. Seems like it looked better when it was this short last summer. It'll probably take a few days to settle down.
♥ Southwest is coming to Memphis! So far there are only plans for four flights a day, and it could take years for them to really affect local rates, but that's enough for me. Just the thought of not always having to drive to Nashville or Little Rock is thrilling! NEW ERA.
♥ Speaking of new eras, I went to the Tigers/SMU game on Saturday afternoon. After the intro video and the starting lineup, the lights at the Forum wouldn't come back on, resulting in an at least 20-minute delay of game (and prompting a great discussion with Kathy about technological warfare - seriously, no good can come of making everything computer-dependent). I don't know if the delay rattled the Tigers or what, but things were pretty rough into the second half, when the team suddenly remembered who they were and started dominating. Will Barton is totally going to the NBA next year. He's amazing.
♥ I've been feeling really unmotivated and directionless. I think it's fine and even good to be more relaxed and open about life, but I don't even know where I should focus my energies, so I'm not gaining ground toward any of the things I want. I'm just kind of... existing. But I know the waiting is often where we learn the most. Part of it might be the season, too. Everything seems more bleak in January.