Monday, January 5, 2009

Propitious signs or just a spurious correlation?

"Stay Calm, Be Brave, Wait for the Signs"
Jasper Friendly Bear
The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour

When I prorogued this blog, things were in an awful state.

The jetstreams were way down south. There was snow in Las Vegas, never mind Vancouver and Toronto. But there was no snow in Fernie. The weather was bitterly cold and car batteries needed to be replaced at -30 not counting the windchill. (My finger are still numb). And, even worse, our country was in the hands of an insecure incompetent cowardly would be despot who is intent on destryoing everything Canadians have worked so hard for all these years. It was sort of like that Star Trek episode "Mirror mirror" where the evil Kirk takes over the Enterprise as a result of a transporter malfunction.

But as 2008 waned, the weather returned to its normal patterns and the snow started to fall where it is supposed to and the weather warmed up a tad. It isn't where it should be yet but the signs are encouraging. 33 cms fell last night and it is supposed to warm up and help reduce the avalanche hazard. Surely this means that an end to Harprorogue's reign is at hand.

Maybe this is just wishful thinking and the correlation coefficient is somewhat low but it it can't be any worse than reading tea leaves.

All the best in 2009. I hope you and those you care about are healthy in the new year.

Now I am off to read up. I haven't seen a TV, newspaper or website for weeks.

Update: I took Impolitical up on the admonition to read this. It is a good way to start the new year with a blogging bang.Recommend this Post


Beijing York said...

Welcome back and best wishes for the New Year.

Impolitical said...

Vigilance has returned...I knew something felt different in the blogosphere...:)

Constant Vigilance said...

Thanks guys.

Hopefully the change is the blogosphere you felt was good.