Monday, January 14, 2019

Late Night Brief Posting With Some Kalorama and Georgetown Snowy Sunday Pictures -OR- Snoexorcist & Bull (Dog): Preliminary Posting

Snowy day view from the "Spanish Steps" (Decatur Terrace) looking south down 22nd St NW, Kalorama neighborhood, Washington, D.C., 2:52 p.m. Jan 13, 2019

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Apologies for lack of entries …

This entry is just a very brief update, as I am quite tired and need to go to bed. I'm posting it around 1:45 a.m. Jan 15th, but I've opted to make the timestamp a bit earlier -- so that it has a Jan 14th date. My upfront justification is that I intend to post an entry on Jan 15th.

Snowfall amount map for the "DMV" region for the entire Jan 12 - 14, 2019 snow event with airport station amounts noted; source: Capital Weather Gang.

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Of note, I have prepared the snowy Sunday pictures I'd like to post that I took yesterday (Sunday) during what turned out to be a borderline major snowstorm that came in two waves (Saturday night into Sunday wee hours and then Sunday afternoon into evening).

Snowy yard of the large house now dubbed "Freedom Place" -- 1743 22nd St NW -- located by the "Spanish Steps" in Kalorama, Washington, D.C., 2:50 p.m. Jan 13, 2019

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About that, snowfall totals were indeed 8 to 12 inches D.C. areawide -- with National Airport (KDCA) recording an event total of 10.3 inches (the most here since the Jan 2016 "Snowzilla" snowstorm). This included a daily record of 8.3 inches on Jan 13th itself.

Snowy view of row homes along N Street NW, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., 3:41 p.m. Jan 13, 2019

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I walked to Georgetown, wandering over to the university, before going to Clyde's -- where Tim joined me, but not after I had an interesting conversation with an X-ray astronomer who works in the same part of Goddard where I once had that science writing job 15 years ago in a previous life incarnation. I then walked back home by about 10 p.m.

View of the spire on Healy Hall, Georgetown University, on a snowy day, Washington, D.C., 3:48 p.m. Jan 13, 2019

I was going to attempt to walk down and back up the "Exorcist Steps" in the snow but I opted not to do so. They looked slippery, and I'm getting old.

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I intend to post more on the snow walk. I'd also like to post an update and commentary on the partial federal shutdown that is nowhere near over -- entering day 24 and now very likely to go on for weeks -- even as the "Russian collusion" (conspiracy and obstruction of justice) case against Trump is becoming stronger and more surreal.

An adorable bulldog -- whose name I didn't quite catch from his owner -- wearing four little paw-fitting galoshes, of a sort, after a snowy day at the corner of M St and Wisconsin Ave NW, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., around 9 p.m. Jan 13, 2019.

Tim took dozens of pictures -- including a series of this adorable, very photogenic guy. (I'm the one petting him in the picture.)

Another picture … I could quickly get used to a dog like this.

Yes, I know the breed itself is problematic owing to its facial structure and health problems. I didn't say I'd create the breed, but given that it exists, I wouldn't mind having one.

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Again, though, I'm cutting short this entry now. I made it to the gym tonight. For tomorrow night, I'll probably skip the gym and my intention is to post a more complete entry.

--Regulus

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