Hello, rain and much warmer temps. This morning the snow is nearly gone, just a few small piles remaining and they will have melted away by this afternoon. Temps are forecasted to be in the low 50s (F). Tomorrow, predictions were that we were going to hit 60 (F), they have been revised down a few degrees. Now, if they're correct, we should max out at around 57 (F), which is not good for the heating bill.
I had lunch with my cousin Robin yesterday, we're the same age. Every three months we get together, switching back and forth between the east shore (where she and her husband live) and the west shore, where I live. Lunch was at The Brownstone, which was at one time a bank, and is now a popular restaurant. I had a chicken pie (way, way, way too many carbs), and when I got home I ended up taking a nap; not the thing to do with a belly full of potatoes, chicken, and pie crust. Oh, and I had a slice of peanut butter cream pie for desert. The treadmill and the free weights are calling loudly out loudly, in case you can't hear.
And, since so many are complaining about Greta Gerwig failing to get a nomination for Best Director, I thought we might want to spend just a few brief seconds talking about Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. Who are they you ask? Well, they're the directors of Super Mario Bros (the movie) which, like Barbie, earned $1.4 billion at the box office. In fact, directors of really big blockbusters are rarely nominated. I find it interesting that among all the commotion, no one has mention Justine Triet. Who, you ask? She's the French director who did get nominated for her film Anatomy of a Fall, a taut thriller in which a woman may, or may not have murdered her husband. Here's the trailer so you can have a look / see.
Even though New Hampshire happened only a few days ago, polls are already out predicting a winner in the match up between Biden and the Orange Anus. Ignore them! Every news organization out there is desperately trying to get you to click on their page, which is why they publish sensationalist headlines. Until the November election, polls are going to be non-stop. They will become the never ending issue of pro v con, good v evil, Biden v Trump. They will all tell you that these polls are based on responses from 1500 people (some will have more, some less), but they're not telling you that 30,000 people ignored that phone call which drastically dilutes their accuracy. Oh, and people lie, too. Not everyone who responds is a seriously concerned citizen. At one time, polls were something that you could rely on, now the only value they have is grabbing your attention.