I heard there was snow across much of the US and Northern & Western Europe recently. Having grown up in the Midwest, with its perpetual gray, sunless, pall from September until April every year, I do not reminisce fondly about such a all-encompassing cold gray shroud, and I revel in the the warmth and life of desert in the Winter.
Not sure what you're doing for New year's Eve? We're having a party chez nous... email me for details if you want to come.
Create your own visitor map! Gray Background tones, because despite many peoples' view that Everything in the world is simply Black or White, (all fundamentalists, many engineers, few scientists, lots of confused persons, many digital thinkers) there's all sorts of shades of gray, everywhere you look. Good wine doesn't have to be expensive. Conservatives do not have to be selfish and insane wing-nuts. Liberals do not have to have socialist-abortion-producing-crystal-worshiping-gay-marriages. Racists, xenophobes, fundamentalists, and willful ignorance suck. The Earth is Much Older than 6000 years. Don't be afraid of Science, embrace it. The web's a great tool. ..in the humble perspective of this INTJ alpha male.