gratitude-a-thon day 351: the upside of winter

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Although it’s been colder than a teenager girl’s stare, icier than that Ben & Jerry’s hiding in the back of your freezer since sometime in the 80’s, snowier than Mount Baker (which, in 1998 had 1, 140 inches of snow in case you want to get all technical and fact checky), and in general suckier than any other winter I can remember, the one and only good thing that’s happened during this frigid and altogther intolerable meteorologic misery, is that, as of last night,  I have seen all ten of the Academy Award nominated movies! And wow, is there some good film out there.