Sunshine and the mid-50s -- this is early February in southwest Missouri. Peculiar weather for peculiar times. They say it's going to snow over the weekend, but that's what they've been saying for weeks. Mountebanks.
We want to jet from this madness to someplace where it's supposed to be warm. New Orleans. Maybe Tallahassee. The latter has Caracal cats on display at the Tallahassee Museum. Cool-looking animals. Cute kittens, too.
Christ. There are few things worse than a Friday funk, the sort of downturn that leaves you spitting -- feh! pah! -- at anyone's suggestion to lighten up, Francis Farmer. Easy to say, harder to do.