Winter gets here at 10:19 Chicago (USA) Time. That’s a little more than nine hours from now. Live it up, for Winter gets here soon. May it be a happy one, along with the rest of Autumn!
Winter is coming soon!
Shortly before Winter began at 4:44 CST (USA), I wondered if it were Winter yet, and googled it. Here’s what I found. I was astonished when I looked at the current time and the time of the Winter solstice, using a Google-search, and they matched. This was a bizarre coincidence, and I thought it worth a screen-shot and a blog-post, all while in a bewildered state.
2016: a year that could never have been predicted. There’s little time before 2017 is here. May it be a better year for us all.
I need two of these for my car — one for the rear bumper, and one for the front. I drive, on icy roads, about as well as the average Arkansan. This means I am proficient at sliding into ditches. It also means that, if our current weather forecast proves to be accurate, I’ll be staying home for at least the next 42 hours.
We’re out of school today because of an ice storm, and I wanted to make a snowman. However, we got very little snow — mostly freezing rain and sleet fell — so I can’t make a traditional snowman. Also, it’s really cold outside. So, instead, I stayed inside, where it’s warm, and made a polyhedral snowman out of (from top to bottom) an icosahedron, an icosidodecahedron, and a rhombicosidodecahedron.
Software credit: see http://www.software3d.com/stella.php for a free trial download of Stella 4d, the software used to make this image.