Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fall Has (Pretty Much) Fell

As I mentioned at the bottom of one of last week's posts, it's finally starting to feel a bit like autumn here in North Texas. The cool nights and mornings have been really refreshing, and, even though there have still been some air-conditioner moments in the car in the mid-afternoons, there's been that certain something in the air the past couple of nights that makes it feel like cooler weather is here to stay.

That's not to say that we've been without our share of, umm, "interesting" weather events to go along with the cooler temperatures. Yesterday morning's flooding in some places, along with this morning's dense fog, made a lot of people late for school or work. (But when will people learn not to drive into floodwaters? Don't do it, people, or you might end up like the guy in Photo #9 in this gallery from yesterday morning.)

I'm more of a summer guy than a winter guy, but, as I said last week, I'm ready for some kind of autumn to stick around for a while; it beats the alternative of going straight from summer to winter. There's something about colder weather that makes home seem more "homey," even if I'm not there all that often.

So this one goes out to our far-flung readers: What's the weather like where you are today?

Cool technological phenomenon of the day: The wearable computer.

Odd technological phenomenon of the day: Whenver a lady in England turns on her teakettle, the lights in her kitchen go off.

The techological phenomenon that I don't even want to think about: Sex and marriage with robots??

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