Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: Winter

Weird Typos and Other Distractions


Dena Wesley Smith has a post up today about typos.  In this case, it’s what every blogger has probably experienced–someone zooming in to inform us that they caught us in a typo. You have sinned!  You made a typo! I don’t know what it is about typos, but they bring out the worst in people. …

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Snow, Power Outages, and Pantsing


We’ve had some very typical weather for Washington, though most of it is waaaaayyy early.  We don’t get frigid weather until January or February. It was in single digits on Thursday.  Saturday started the day with freezing rain.  The ground was pretty slick.  Maryland had a 67 car accident on the freeway (no, that is …

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Military, Snowmen, and Washington, DC


After all the snow we had this last week, I ran across this fun photos from the DOD Website, courtesy of the Navy. You can find the original here: http://www.defense.gov/Media/Photo-Gallery?igphoto=2001326913 Snowzilla, The Aftermath But the snow was anything but fun for us living in the Washington, DC, area. We had about 22 inches of snow …

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The Groundhog Lied!


Hate. Snow. I’m sick of the snow. Of course I was sick of it when it first started. I don’t like snow.  There is nothing fun about being cold and wet. I’m from Southern California. Winter is 80. We get hot dry Santa Anas.  Snow?  What is that? Washington, DC gets snow, and because of …

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Writer of Contention: “We Are Outliners. You Will Be Assimilated.”


Virginia’s still in frigid-land today, though — it’s hard to believe I’m saying this — it’s warmer at 23 degrees.  That’s because we don’t have the extreme wind chills of the last few days.  Of course, tomorrow, it’s supposed to an icy mix, right when morning rush hour starts … Argh! Off to the subject …

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Hot is my favorite time of the year


Until I was an adult, and in the army, I really didn’t know there was much in the way of seasons. In Los Angeles, it’s largely hot most of the year. Yeah, it gets cold, but their idea of cold and what Virginia was like this last year … well, that’s apples and oranges. It …

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Kindness in Washington, DC is an infrequent thing


After being in Washington, DC for a number of years, the one thing that’s struck me is that city is conceited and arrogant. Maybe it’s that political climate, but every person seems to be in it for him, or her, self, and anyone else is only a means to get to the goal, or in …

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Photos: Snow in Washington, DC


  Again?  Seriously?  

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Photos: Snowy Mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah


Traveling back from California became a challenge. My first flight from Burbank to California was canceled, so I routed to Salt Lake City. This scene was so awesome there was a bunch of us at the windows taking pictures. One of the airport employees said that it was pretty cloudy out. Apparently you can see …

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Seasonal Changing of the Military Uniform


In an area where the seasons change, the military uniforms change with the seasons.  But it’s not like the soldier looks out the window and decides to put on a field jacket today because it’s cold or rolls up her uniform sleeves because it’s warm out.  Every change in the uniform was directed, so everyone …

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