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The weather has been quite diverting! I got to walk to the bus stop in -17 F/-22 C temps this morning, with some wind chill, and it got up to a whopping -4 F/-20 C for my walk home. And that was longer, as I got off at the library instead of my usual spot so I could drop off and pick up some books. Thank God for thermal underwear! I brought my heating pad along too, so my mile-plus walk home was just a treat. =)

     I was also quite diverted on Sunday when I had to sit around for a few minutes waiting for Chipotle to open so I could use my gift card to treat myself to a burrito for finishing book 4. (Yum, yum!) Some of the text on the back of the gift card was hilarious--I just love it when companies have a sense of humor!

Of course, your Chipotle "Burrito Bank" Card may only be used for making purchases at Chipotle restaurants - you can try to use it someplace else, but we doubt they'll accept it, and they may even laugh at you. [...] Chipotle is not responsible for unauthorized use of this Card - namely someone other than the rightful owner using it to score a burrito, or anything less sinister like scraping ice off of your windshield or gum off of your shoe. ...

     Heh, and now that I type that out, I finally spot the overly-precise use of "off of" that I've recently learned is provincial and must be stamped out of my writing. I wonder how many other bad grammar habits I've picked up from gift cards? ;D

     I looooooooooooooooooooooove winter!
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On January 14th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
I must confess that the phrase "off of" is the bane of my existance.

Freezing! How fascinating to see how far apart our temperatures are at the moment. I'm certainly glad that it's you in the freezing cold weather and not me.
On January 14th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
In your editing for other people, or in your own writing? I'm guessing the former.

And I'm glad to not be having your hot stuff! =D
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On January 15th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
Both, actually. Though fortunately it's a rare occurrence in my own writing.

I admit it has been nice to make use of the pool in the backyard.
On January 15th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Sounds like a delightful luxury! =)
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On January 14th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC), diapers4three commented:
That's just too cold. It is. =)

A burrito sounds yummy, though...
On January 14th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
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Naw, it's -40 that's too cold. ;)

It was great!

How's everybody doing your way? Everybody healthy? My coworkers have been taking turns calling in sick.
On January 14th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC), diapers4three replied:
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We're doing well, thank you!

There's been some kind of bug going around at church, but we've avoided it and colds for quite a bit of time, now, it seems! Especially considering that this time last year, it seemed like we just couldn't get everyone healthy at the same time.

I'm assuming your cold is all gone now?
On January 14th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
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Very happy to hear it! That's great you've managed to avoid the bugs. =)

Actually, no. I'll give it a few more weeks because I love to procrastinate and hate to visit the doctor, but it looks like it's turned into bronchitis (again) so I might have to get antibiotics. At least it's not too much a day-to-day nuisance!
On January 14th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC), diapers4three replied:
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Eeeks!! (But I know how you feel about doctor visits!) Hope you feel better soon!
On January 14th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
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Thanks! I hope I do too! =)