Reminder: Flying Buttress contest

Don’t forget—you only have until early tomorrow morning to enter to win a Flying Buttress handbag set! I can’t promise you’ll win if you enter, but I can promise you absolutely will not win if you don’t. See how that works? Better to enter and then be bitter if it doesn’t work out than to forget to enter and be bitter about that. I am pretty sure I saw that embroidered on a pillow, once.

As always, remember that you enter by leaving a comment on the contest post. Comments on this post shall be reserved for discussion of the weather. Is it wacky where you are, currently? Our billion days of rain seem to have finally ended and it’s sunny, finally. I figure the locusts are now on their way.

6 Responses to “Reminder: Flying Buttress contest”

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    amelia May 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Actually, there will be an influx of 13-year cicadas this year, from what I understand. I think the southwestern most part of their region will be in your neck of the woods. YOU LUCKY THING!

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    amelia May 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    No…17 years. Anyway. You get the idea :).

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    MsMarm May 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Wacky weather in SoCal. Last Sunday it was 15-20 mph winds, overcast, with a high in the mid-60s, and 2 days later it was in the mid-90s. Whaaa?

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    Jessica (the celt) May 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    So it snowed as late as last week (after having the snowiest April EVER in the history of Duluth, Minnesota…yes, the Frigid Northlands). Then it warmed up for two days. Now it’s really cold (mid-30s right now) and overcast and gross and super windy. Can you send some spring up here? We’re going to be back in fall before we even get spring! :(

    I lived in an area that had annual cicadas before moving up here (http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cicadas/), so I didn’t realize that they were cyclical in some areas, but we’re supposed to have an influx. I just told my husband that I kind of missed the late summer craze of a bunch of cicadas, as I haven’t heard it in seven years. He looked at me like I was nuts. (He visited a few times when the yearlies were out, and he couldn’t figure out what “that weird buzzing noise all around” was. I told him “oh, those are just cicadas,” but he still didn’t know what I was talking about. So I showed him one of their larval shells on a tree and found an adult. I think he was a bit freaked out by how casually we treated such alien-looking creatures. ;) Heck, we used to play with them every summer when we were kids and “collected” the shells from the trees. We thought their wood-boring “needle thing” was pretty awesome.)

    (I’m supposed to be working on a paper, but can you tell I’m procrastinating a bit?)

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    Brigitte May 10, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    I’m fond of cicadas too! It’s supposed to get to 80 here today, we were still getting frosts last week!

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    Susan Brandenburg May 10, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    We finally have some sunshine!!