There comes a moment at Casa News Cut every morning that tests the breakfast dishwasher's mettle: Walk outside to put the coffee grounds in the compost bin? Or grind them up in the garbage disposal?
Regardless of the fact that I've been putting stuff in the compost bin since the Johnson administration with nary a handful of compost in return, I like to think I'm doing something good. But every man has his limits and for me, it's 10 below.
This caused me, naturally, to head to Twitter and suggest a hashtag of book titles about the Minnesota cold. Mine is "A Compost Bin Too Far."
Surprisingly, because my ideas never catch on via Twitter, the idea caught on on Twitter.
Here are some of the suggested book titles about Minnesota weather-January style:
The Sun Also Rises, But It's Not Like You Would Notice
For Whom the Bell Doesn't Toll Because the Clapper Is Stick to the Bell in an Inch of Rime
Paradise Lost Nine Months of the Year
The Unbearable Heavinesss of Being a Minnesotan
Lady Chatterley's Lover Wore Long Johns
Great Expectations of Warming Up To -11°
The Sound and the Fury of Nearly Freezing to Death
The Brothers Freezeyerazov
A Farewell to Toes
The Da Vinci Cold
The Useless Sun Also Rises
The Sound and the Furry Hat
A Heartbreaking Work of Ice Stabbering Genius
A Tale of Two Frozen Cities
(h/t: John Moe)
What about "CATCH a cold in -22"?
A Tale of Two Battery Terminals
Things Freeze And Fall Apart
One Hundred Hours of Solitude While Waiting For The Plow
The 500 Layers of Bartholomew Cubbins
Love in the Time of Chilblains
The Heart Can Be Cold Anywhere on Earth, but Especially Here.
Bob, get one of those compost buckets for grounds, etc., then see who can ignore emptying it the longest (I'm pretty good at that.) Our bucket has a lid that snaps shut so it doesn't accumulate those little flies. Works great in cold weather. Also warm weather.
These are fun, Bob. Thanks for posting them.
Why haven't you gotten any compost in all these years?
Of Ice And Men