We've had a fairly mild winter up until now, but no more! -9F by morning, with -25 windchills. My day off, so I can just stay home and snuggle kittehs ^^
Got to test out Glyph in winter driving conditions - not bad! The park hadn't been plowed yet, but she cruised along over 4-5 inches of snow just fine. Discovered, however, that the windshield washer fluid was the warm weather kind (she was a transfer from Texas) and it froze solid. Not so good when you're going 50mph and get splashed by a layer of salty muddy slush and suddenly you can't see. Tried putting very hot water in the reservoir to melt it and siphoning it out, and blowing a hair dryer on it, but only managed to get it half-thawed - it's just too durn cold out! Finally gave up and took her to the heated repair place, where they got it thawed out and refilled with the cold weather washer fluid; working great now. It's nice to see!
Links! Environment, race, gender, religion, Groot! Stuff what I've been poking on the internet and I need to close the tabs, ffr:Electric cars may be environmentally better than gas ones only if they are fueled by green electricity
. Went to visit a big auto show convention over the holidays with visiting aunt and uncle, and was eyeballing the Nissan Leaf electric car - very cute! And short-person friendly, always a plus. But as electricity in Indiana is still produced by a lot of coal, looks like going with a fuel efficient regular car is the most environmentally friendly choice for now. Go me!
My other environmental effort for the season - I asked for LED light bulbs for Christmas now that they are getting into the slightly more reasonable price realm and I've been having fun replacing my bulbs (at least some of the most-used lights; this will be a work in progress - gee whiz I've got a lot of lights in my house!), and cleaning layers of dust off of my light fixtures. Don't think the ceiling ones have been cleaned since I moved in to the place >_> The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men
This is how brains work, and can be affected despite our best efforts; this is how we can change them to act more the way we want them to.Atheist Ten Commandments
Nothing there I can imagine any sort of loving God objecting to. No one right way to live. Clean up yer messes. Yay science and strive to understand. Not bad for crowd-sourcing, not bad. Lego friends comic on the one change Lego can make to make legos more appealing to girlsI am Groot (Groot's Story)
fic on Ao3. This is just so freakin' clever and adorable! Be sure hold your cursor over the "I am Groot"s to see the hover text!
Miss Bones is here in the living room playing with one of the new mousie toys I got the kitties for Christmas, tossing it in the air and frolicking around - too hilarious! I'm impressed, I expected all of them to be under the fridge within a day, but this one is still around.
-3 and still dropping, whee!