Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Break From Winter Weather

First of all, Disney just put out a very early press release for this year's Walt Disney Treasures sets. In addition to the Savador Dali/Disney collaboration Destino, we're also getting two I've been looking forward to for a long time. Donald Duck finally gets the last laugh in his last shorts set, The Chronological Donald, Vol. 4. Hopefully, this will include the hilarious Halloween tale Trick Or Treat, the adorable Cinemascope short Working For Peanuts, and a classic widescreen featurette that used to turn up a lot on the Disney Channel between programming, Donald In Mathematics Land.

My friend Linda Young will be happy with the third release, and I like it, too. Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow, a Disney Revolutionary War mini-series from the Walt Disney World of Color 60s TV anthology show, used to show up a lot on the Disney Channel in the 80s too. Sometimes it would be in it's original series form on Walt Disney Presents; other times, it would be presented in the edited movie version shown in theaters in the 70s. Either way, it was an action-packed way for three adventure-hungry girls to spend an hour or so.

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Not a whole lot else went on today. The snow was glittering like a thousand diamonds when I awoke around 8:30AM, but by the time I went to work at noon, it was almost gone, and there was nothing left when I got out at 6:30. In fact, other than melting snow, the weather was downright perfect for late February, sunny, windless, and about 35 degrees. My rides to and from work were slightly chilly but otherwise enjoyable.

Wish I could say the same for work. Though not bad when I came in, by 2PM everyone had heard the news - we were in for at least two to four inches of snow, maybe sleet and rain. People were annoyed, cranky, and panicky, which didn't make my day any better. (Thankfully, there were no incidents like the ones on Sunday this time.) I really wish people wouldn't fuss so much every time we get a snow prediction. It's not like most people in Camden County live more than ten minutes from a grocery store!

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