Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cheesy Videos XVI

We haven't done any video for a good long while, so why don't you join me for a two-minute walk around El Casa Móvil De Pennington?  It's actually pleasant outdoors at the moment but not pleasant enough to... um... stay out there for any length of time.

You'll note this is the 16th installment of Cheesy Videos, which is an irregular feature at EIP.  Previous editions are here, conveniently located in one place for your viewing pleasure.  As if you care.  Heh.

Update, 1242 hrs:  Apropos of not much... we've warmed up to 34 degrees as I type and the racket of falling ice on my roof is MOST annoying.  Alas, we are trapped within the walls of El Casa Móvil De Pennington until the roads (and my driveway) are clear so there's nothing to do other than grin and bear it.  And why are we trapped, you may ask?  Because The Green Hornet HATES snow and reacts in the most vicious of ways should I attempt to force her into dealing with it.  We know when not to push things, Gentle Reader.


  1. Buck, that snow at your place sure is pretty. And, I'm with ya'! Ice in the sunshine is beautiful to behold.

    I'm reminded of an August evening here in NW Louisiana about 25 years ago. I stepped out of an air conditioned building with a friend of mine (an AF Major). It was one of those "so humid that it takes your breath away" evenings. As it hit us I said, "Tom, it's so thick you can cut it with a knife."

    Major Tom (a Michigander btw) said, "Yes Andy, we can cut it. But at least we don't have to shovel it."

    A couple of years later (when I found myself living in SW Colorado) I came to appreciate what he was saying...up close and personal!

    Thanks for the tour. BTW, snow on the lawn chairs is just WRONG!:)

  2. Thanks Buck. I love your video tours. I've never seen an ice covered tree, as with the photos it looks stunning. Why is it ice, and not snow, covered, do you know?

  3. I just reviewed one of your previous videos, specifically IOM TT races. I recall the trip well. From London to Liverpool, taking the ferry to IOM, the pubs and riding your black RD350 around the island. I also recall a young student from High Wycombe being with us....It was indeed a great experience....One I will always cherish....take care

  4. I agree your "snow" video is beautiful. I have a similar view outside my window. Sent you an email this evening (might have ended up in your junk-mail). Am now searching for a photo you posted quite a while back of main street Portales - in the middle of a very quiet and breathtakingly deserted night. Loved it!!

  5. Come to think of it. In January of 1998, I was working a rock train from north of Clovis going south to Hagerman. It was just after a major blizzard hammered Roswell and Chavez County. The cost was estimated at over five million dollars. It was interesting to see the reaction. I am aware of hard winters just to the northwest along US 60 and I-40 near Cline's Corners, Moriarty, Vaughn, Encino and Pedernal. Almost got snowed in at Vaughn around the end of 07/beginning of 08.

  6. Love the video, what fun. You could do -- oh, you know how on public television they have those ones called Walking Tour of ... or just Walking With Buck. ;)

    Anyway, thanks for the tour. And no, we did NOT get the ice you got, just lots and lots of snow. :(

  7. Andy: I've used that shoveling line before... lots!

    Alison: From The Wiki:

    Freezing rain is the name given to rain that falls when surface temperatures are below freezing. The raindrops become supercooled while passing through a sub-freezing layer of air, many hundred feet (or meters), just above the surface, and then freeze upon impact with any object they encounter.[1] The resulting ice, called glaze, can accumulate to a thickness of several centimetres.

    Jesse: That IoM trip was THE highlight of my motorcycling career. It was a good one, wasn't it?

    Dee: Thanks for the kind words, et al!

    Glenn: Yeah, life gets hard in the Clines Corners area. Lotsa nothing and cold, cold winters.

    Kath: Thank ya, Ma'am!


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