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Old 02-06-07, 10:54 PM   #1
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Robert Burns was a winter commuter!

Thought some of you winter commuters would enjoy this excerpt from his poem, "Winter: A Dirge":

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"The sweeping blast, the sky o'ercast,"
The joyless winter day
Let others fear, to me more dear
Than all the pride of May...
Sounds like Scotland's national bard would have fit right in!
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How many carbs and ions/electrolytes in a wee dram w/ haggis, neeps and tatties?

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George Herbert said that every mile in Winter is two. If only it were for nature to lengthen the brightest, if not warmest, part of our day. Its present manifestations merely make the commute slightly less beatific... but briefly. A fortnight is all that stands between this acrid chill and the brisk but invigorating temperatures that invite a longer ride, be it twice the number of miles or more.
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How many carbs and ions/electrolytes in a wee dram w/ haggis, neeps and tatties?
I'm sure the neeps and tatties would take care of your carbs

And here's your haggis!
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Robbie Burns, in the immortal words of Eddie Izzard, "was off his trolley!" Which is to say, yeah. He'd fit right in with the winter commuters.
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Anyone tried a dram of Scotch before heading out in the morning? It could probably add another few miles of warmth!
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Anyone tried a dram of Scotch before heading out in the morning? It could probably add another few miles of warmth!
Dram? That's like more than a quart but less than a liter, right?
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Dram? That's like more than a quart but less than a liter, right?
In this case, it's an inexact measurement meaning a small drink. A quart of scotch might be a bit much for a slight warming effect

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dram
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In this case, it's an inexact measurement meaning a small drink. A quart of scotch might be a bit much for a slight warming effect

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dram
Yep - guess I should have put a smiley at the end of my sentence.
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