Does your blog proprietor seem sluggish and grumpy today? Perhaps it’s because his home city, Seattle — or as it’s known around the house these days, "f**king Seattle" — is in the midst of its rainiest November ever.

Outside my home office window, it is dark as night. The wind is blowing. The air is frigid. And if I’m not hallucinating, I think it just started hailing.

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Kill me.

Update [2006-11-21 14:1:18 by David Roberts]: Oh, hey, speaking of darkness, does anybody out there know what’s up with those full-spectrum lamps? Supposedly they make your body squirt happy chemicals? Anybody got one? Do they work or is it a scam? Know where I can find a cheap one? I have a feeling it’s going to be a long, dark winter.

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