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January 7th, 2009

January 7th, 2009
08:47 am

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It's Wednesday -- do you know where your blizzard is?
We expect, depending on which weather-prophet you follow and where they place our fair village in the ever-changing geography of Maine, somewhere between 3" of mixed precip and 12" of snow.  This to occur between now and tomorrow, over an indefinite micro-schedule.

This weather Schrodinger's Cat brought to you by the proximity of ocean and a large Canadian ice-box.

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11:14 am

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Finch storm
In addition to the snowflakes, none of which are "special", we have a sideyard full of finches.  No siskins noted, but they're about the same size and coloration, so you have to check every bird.  And the targets keep moving.

Speaking of "targets", I always get a chuckle out of seeing the whole flock alarm at something, You have this flurry of wings and bodies, usually with one puzzled bird still perched on a feeder and peering around, visual language "Huh?"

Or, as Wife puts it, "What haw-awk!"

Addendum:  Latest swarm is siskins and house finches.

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02:50 pm

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Question of jurisdiction
More on the noon news about that coffee shop.  Various and sundry, worried about children and moral values and such.

Uh, folks?  This is a planning board meeting.  They don't have legal power over public decency.  If the property is zoned for any kind of coffee shop, the dress code doesn't enter into the equation . . .

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