Just a quick little blizzard this morning to remind everyone that it's March and not May. Remember how, Mother Nature was saying, so many years there's a big blizzard in mid-March? It's not too late for that so don't be going on so about it being spring already! Blam. Parts of the route I ended up travelling this morning had 4-6" of snow on top of the nicely rutted roads. I took the "back way" to avoid the parking lot of cars and semis at the bottom of the first hill you need to go up and down. Couldn't tell if there was an accident or what but I got tired of watching the 4WD folks decide - hell, I can get up that -- pull out go up the oncoming lane of traffic in the face of down-coming semis. ick. I took the nice quiet newly-plowed route. Nope - not spring yet folks! Sorry robins.
Small rock (diameter about 1") found alongside road Old Chatham NY area.
UPDATE - MARCH 8
We have our first knowledgable report in on what the mysterious rock is: fossilized coral! How cool is that? Thanks to Janet's sister Nancy for the quick answer. And who knew that I knew people who knew people who would know the answer to questions geological? Wow.
UPDATE - MARCH 10
Another confirmation from a geologisht that it's fossilized coral. And also that it's quite likely to be from this area, from a time when we were all under ocean water. Very nice.
3/07/2004 03:15:00 PM
Driving in the late winter sun the road bumps and bounces along the hills and valleys, a bright stream echoing the grey green water that leaps up and out and into view. Trees and sun slash the shadowy woods into ribbons, the sky too bright to smile at and cloudless. When I get to the top, having swum upstream, I shift and enjoy the coast downstream again rollercoastering my way home.
The study was largely based on random telephone surveys of 1,555 Internet users taken from March 12 to May 20, 2003. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.That survey found only 2 percent of users keeping blogs, although a preliminary analysis of follow-up surveys from early 2004 showed the figure increasing to about 7 percent.
uh..... yeah. Not only don't I see that the study they're reporting is very useful (certainly not all "internet users" do any kind of web page building at all let alone blogging), but you and I both know that if the headline was confirming "The impression out there... that a lot of the blog activity is very feverish" the rest of the article would be how blogging was going to end civilization as we know it.