Racing Redenbacher

I risked the increasingly early dusk by going for a longish rollerski after Julia went to bed. I don't like being out on the roads in bad light, but I was jonesing for the hills on this particular route, so I put on my helmet and my silly vest with the bright blinking light on it and hit the pavement. The workout went very well, and in fact the only out-of-the-ordinary part of it was smelling popcorn everywhere, thanks to the wet air and the tasseled-out cornfields. I'm used to the odors of sweat, wet grass, manure, turkeys, and exhaust, but this was a new one.

Forecast: Significant blowing and drifting, with the possibility of heavy accumulation in rural areas.