Monday January 6th 2014 Tim
It's a Polar Vortex, I've been told.
And to our west thunder snow has been reported. A Polar
Vortex, sometimes called a Mignogno Cyclone by those who are not afraid
to pronounce things, is like a hurricane whose center should be near
Baffin Island, or up there somewhere, not down here. Thunder snow is
when thunder and lightning and snowflakes, all happen at the same time.
This means a person could freeze to death and then be struck by
lightning. Which is obviously a plot by wild angels to stymie the
proper order of things.
As for the Hexagonal Cylinder, I have not yet made an
attempt to spot one, because the Polar Vortex has
turned me into a cat. I am able to stare out the window, I
am able to conceptualize the mechanics of a door
handle by gazing serenely in its direction, I have taken an
interest in wooly slippers, I have become acutely aware of
temperature gradients between where I am now and the
kitchen, and I have been overcome by a conviction that to
correctly observe Hexagonal Cylinders I need to find a pool
of sunshine and fall into a deep sleep.