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Weather’s Wonder Woman

If you want your heart warmed, you’re in the right place. I discovered this story because of a recent tweet by Gal Gadot, the actress currently playing Wonder Woman.

Mélanie Ségard is a 21-year-old with Down Syndrome and she is an inspiring role model for men and women with Down Syndrome. Put more truthfully, Mélanie Ségard is an inspiring role model for all men, women and children. Her dream was to be a weather girl. And, thanks to a French nonprofit, something special was set-up for Ms. Ségard in the middle of last month.

But her lifelong wish was picked up by Unapei, a French nonprofit that advocates for “an inclusive and supportive society.” It asked: Why couldn’t a woman with Down syndrome present the weather on TV?
–Amy B. Wang, The Washington Post   

There are countless variables in the world, yet one of the greatest constants is the surprisingly uplifting spirit and support from people we’ve never met before in our life. Mélanie Ségard’s story is proof of this touching act from strangers.

Not one, but two, television networks invited Ségard to do the weather. She went with the national public network France 2, and trained for four days with the station’s weather team. One presenter, Chloé Nabédian, gave her tips on how to present in front of a green screen.
–Amy B. Wang, The Washington Post

Get ready to have your heart melt while smiling wide.

Magnifique.

I Came, I Saw, I Froze

5.

That’s the expected low temperature tomorrow morning in Columbus, Ohio. 5. A single digit on the barometer.

Translation: Stay inside.

If you do venture outside, however, remember to cover your eyes. They can freeze.

And a trip to Macy’s can wait because that Santa tie will still be there a week before Christmas 2016.

Weather’s Awakening

Global warming.

Climate change.

Global cooling.

As climate scientists at national and international institutions continue to change their minds as to what the exact disastrous term should be used regarding their apparent Kung-Fu grip on weather, meteorologists provide the public with daily weather observations and insights. To be blunt, their job really is to tell us coat-or-no-coat.

And yet, they don’t always make the right prediction.

However, one British meteorologist did something that was all kinds of right during yesterday’s newscast.

A beautiful woman who has a stunning smile, a cute accent, a great sense of humor and is a fan of Star Wars (with no ring on the left hand).

Will you marry me?

Rain, it’s Your Turn

Yesterday, at some point during the afternoon in Columbus, Ohio, there were snow flurries blowing around like its hair was on fire (talk about fire and ice). Snow can be fun and an incredible sight, but not this kind of snow and cold. I had the shades drawn in my office, so it was a genuine shock looking out my co-workers window as I was preparing to leave. “What in the world? I thought Winter was ‘technically’ over?”

Driving home, there was no visibility beyond 15 feet in front of my car. Didn’t Spring kick-off on March 20th? Of course, it is Ohio, so…

Still, the calendar is only days away from flipping into April. This means that instead of relentless snow we shall (surely) now endure relentless rain. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s certainly better than any Polar Vortex!

Occasional rain reminds me of a couple things, which includes singing and splashing around in puddles like a child, as well as…

(Skip to 1:37 for the rain)

Even though it’s usually better to wish for no rain as opposed to rain, it has the potential to bring with it a fun, magical purpose.

It’s like traveling back in time to our childhood when we just went with things as they came about, which can certainly be a good thing every once in a while in between the daily grind.

If nothing else, at least there’s no frost with rain!