Cali-what? CALISTHENICS. I know, what a word–everyone wants to know what it means. I’ll tell you this right away, don’t google it! Because if you do all you will see is handstands, jumping jacks and pushups. For most people they google these things so they can fear it or love it mostly based on pictures….
So earlier this week I was sitting in a local Nashville cafe/market with wtdaTerry, wtdaTim, and our pal Steve from Ohio. I decided to act like I was focused and working intently on my computer as they carried on with boyish banter. I’ll now let the world in on my secret, I was not working…
I am writing this article for two reasons: 1) the other guys didn’t want it, 2) I feel obligated, like a messenger from the north sent to share the wisdom of the weather with the south.
I feel like I should have a cape and a scroll with wise proverbs and instructions from the good people of the north… hmm… maybe a nice velvet robe too… I don’t know, maybe not. Or, should I have a club (blunt object) for each piece of advice I share? One that says, “plow your streets, then apply salt”, number 2 would say, “don’t sled on the street, especially when there are brick mailboxes around you”, 3 would say, “never use a shovel to clear snow off your lexus, or any other car for that matter”.
I just want to provide some basic tricks of the trade, from the good people that brought you deep dish pizza, sky line chili, and car manufacturing. How to survive the snow would be what I would call it… NO, Wait! Surviving snow for dummies! is even better.
We recently received about 5-6 inches of snow, depending on who you ask. This snow, or Armageddon as it’s known here, came on us after two failed attempts at getting the weather prediction right in the first place. Once they had finally figured out if the snow was coming (2 hours before the first flake) ALL the schools were closed and most businesses decide to close early. As if this weren’t enough, the impending snow came and fell as finally forecasted, the rest of the city “clocked out” as it were.
For anyone who lives in Nashville, TN, they know… or should know about a local establishment called Baja Burrito. Baja Burrito serves excellent burritos and tacos that are sure to put a smile on your stomach. Baja Burrito recently celebrated their 9 year anniversary in Nashville and they gave away free burritos on their anniversary….
“Jimmy’s got the whooping cough, And Timmy’s got the measles. That’s the way the story goes, Pop! goes the weasel.”
A gentle breeze rustled the leaves of the trees. I turned my head to the serene view above my head. The perfect blue sky backdropping the vibrant green and worn brown of the tree. Suddenly I saw a flash in the corner of my eye in the tree to the right. It was like a brownish, orange ball high up in the branches.
Whether you know about Las Paletas or not, the obvious thing to do about them is to go and eat them. Well, if you don‚Äôt know what they are then you might be wondering why you should go and eat them, especially since ‚Äúpaleta‚Äù literally translated means ‚Äúlittle shovel‚Äù or ‚Äútrowel‚Äù. Paletas are popsicles.