2006 Winter Premieres.

While the return of watchable television means I can spare myself the pain of Skating With Celebrities or Get This Party Started, it comes too late to save me from most of the new shows the networks have rolled out this winter.

First snow.

When the rain started hardening a couple of nights ago, I didn’t think it would stick.

Those bears have the right idea.

I don’t know if it’s the cold, or the light, or what, but every February, I have a single, overriding urge, and that is to sleep.

Sleigh bells ring?

I went out onto the deck to have a cigarette, and realized it was snowing. Can someone remind me again why I live in Minnesota?