At the risk of alienating my four remaining readers, I present the first ever “Phone Call With My Brother” post:
Brother: How’s the weather out there?
Scooterdeb: Are you kidding?
Brother: No, I’m asking you about the weather.
Scooterdeb: Ummm… it’s been terribly cold.
Scooterdeb: Heck, yes! This morning it was almost three below.
Brother: Three below zero?
Scooterdeb: No, three below the usual temperature of 68 degrees.
Scooterdeb: I was almost inclined to put on a light sweater.
Brother: Y’all are big babies out there!
Scooterdeb: Oh, man, today they put out a Severe Weather Warning Bulletin for tomorrow night.
Brother: What sort of severe weather?
Scooterdeb: They’re predicting *up to a half inch* of rain!
Brother: I’m hanging up now.