Happy New Years

It’s a new year and, as they say, gives you a new fresh start. In reality, it’s just another day with the only exception being that you are trying to remember to write 2018 on your checks. At the Wills’ household, we start a new adventure taking our daughter to Volleyball practices and tournaments all winter. But that isn’t why this post…

This past year, I started to dive back into podcasting and doing a couple daily challenges (the last one being the Dog Days of Advent). One thing I am going to try to do this year is a weekly audio blog. I call it that because I don’t want it to be on any given topic, just about the happenings of the week. It may go political, it may go geeky, or it might be just about what we did that week. No promises on audio quality, it will be off the cuff with whatever microphone I have access to at the time. Along with that, I am starting to slowly develop a new “real” podcast where I dive more into learning about weather and what makes up storms. I have some fun plans, but I need to get moving on it.

Stay tuned…

Minnesota Temperature Conversion Chart

50 Fahrenheit (10 C)
New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.
Minnesotans plant gardens.

40 Fahrenheit (4.4 C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably
Minnesotans sunbathe.

35 Fahrenheit (1.6 C)
Italian Cars won’t start
Minnesotans drive with the windows down.

32 Fahrenheit (0 C)
Distilled water freezes
Minnesotans water gets thicker.

0 Fahrenheit (-17.9 C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Minnesotans have the last cookout of the season.

-40 Fahrenheit (-40 C)
Hollywood disintegrates.
Minnesotans rent some videos.

-60 Fahrenheit (-51 C)
Mt. St. Helen’s freezes.
Minnesota Girl Scouts sell cookies door-to-door.

-100 Fahrenheit (-73 C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole
Minnesotans pull down their earflaps.

-173 Fahrenheit (-114 C)
Ethyl alcohol freezes.
Minnesotans get frustrated when they can’t thaw the keg.

-459.4 Fahrenheit (-273 C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
Minnesotans start asking, “cold enough for ya?”

-500 Fahrenheit (-295 C)
Hell freezes over.
The Vikings win the Super Bowl


I don’t know where this came from, but I always love to share this once in a while. If anyone knows the original author, please let me know in the comments.

Mike Wills Podcast 2017-12-25 – Dog Days of Advent 2017-23

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Here is the final installment of the Dog Days of Advent podcast.

Song played today is “What Child is This?” by Allison Crowe

Mike Wills Podcast 2017-12-24 – Dog Days of Advent 2017-22

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Advent podcast.

Song played today is “Silent Night” by Allison Crowe

Mike Wills Podcast 2017-12-23 – Dog Days of Advent 2017-21

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Advent podcast.

Song played today is “If Every Day Were Christmas” by Podsafe for Peace

Mike Wills Podcast 2017-12-22 – Dog Days of Advent 2017-20

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Advent podcast.

Song played today is “The Twelve Redneck Days of Christmas” by Dr. Elmo

Mike Wills Podcast 2017-12-21 – Dog Days of Advent 2017-19

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Advent podcast.

Song played today is “Silent Night” by Karmyn Tyler

Mike Wills Podcast 2017-12-20 – Dog Days of Advent 2017-18

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Advent podcast.

Song played today is “O Come All Ye Faithful” by Uncle Seth

Mike Wills Podcast 2017-12-19 – Dog Days of Advent 2017-17

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Advent podcast.

Song played today is “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” by 757