It’s a New Year and even though we’re only half of a day into it, I’m already liking it. I guess that’s because I just got back from a refreshing 90-minute bike ride.
I’m going to back up a little and tell you about my exciting New Year’s Eve. For the first time in several years, I was awake at the magical hour when one year turns into another.
Now, don’t go thinking I was partying all night. I had a couple of the finest beers in the world (Surly Abrasive) and I was in bed by 10:15 p.m., just as I am EVERY night. But last night I was awakened by a flurry of loud fireworks in my neighborhood that lasted from about 11:55 p.m. on December 31st to about 12:05 a.m. on January 1st. Then I rolled over and went back to sleep. The Feeshko didn’t wake up at all. We are so lame.
This morning’s weather was pretty nice. Twenty-degrees (F) with hints of sun and no wind. My intention was to find polygonal shapes for the January Challenge, but that was too hard. Instead, I focused on ICE which is quite easy to find in MY Town. The temperature hasn’t been above freezing since Dec. 24 and most of the night-time lows have been in the single digits above ZERO. That means the lakes and rivers have been icing over, and the city has started flooding the outdoor skating rinks.
I hope you enjoyed my pictures of ICE so far, but I’m not done yet.
Minnesota is well known as “The State of Hockey.” It is also an ice fishing Mecca. With that in mind, G-2 and G-Three thought it would be funny to act out a very old joke. They were hoping that nobody outside of the upper-midwest had heard it before. They even recruited me to participate in their skit. Collectively, we are known as the G-2 Comedy Troupe.