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The Big Freeze

© Jack Ohman

I’m heading off today on a business trip to a city in the middle of the big freeze. Forecast is for ice, snow, and below zero temps. Wish me luck!



  1. Oh, you’re going to be visiting my town? 😉

    Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:

    Good Luck, and a good pair of warm watertight boots!

    Monday, January 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  3. Don wrote:

    May you travel in peace. May TSA grant you clearance with no undue hindrance. May you not be threatened by anyone unfamiliar with driving in winter conditions – you know, like most of the drivers in Portland when it snows or the rain freezes. ‘>D

    Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Permalink
  4. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Be safe out there! Try not to get too excited by the pat downs. LOL.

    Monday, January 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    Made it in one piece. The worst of the weather hasn’t hit … yet.

    We are in Kansas City. Just got back from Oklahoma Joe’s barbeque, and had some of the best ribs I’ve ever had. Yum.

    Monday, January 31, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Permalink
  6. rk wrote:

    Want to bring some of those ribs back???? 🙂

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:

    We were going to go out for barbeque again tonight, but we got snowed in. So we had to eat at a fancy steakhouse. Do you feel sorry for me yet?

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 3:29 am | Permalink
  8. PatriotSGT wrote:

    It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it!

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 8:23 am | Permalink
  9. Don in Texas wrote:

    Come to Texas for some great ‘que if you get tired of pork ‘que and sweet sauce. In the meantime, its chilly here. Hell has indeed frozen over. Should thaw out in time for the Stupor Bowl though.

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 11:22 am | Permalink
  10. rk wrote:

    Super Bowl über alles!

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
  11. Iron Knee wrote:

    Made it to the second barbeque place tonight. Not as good as the first place. With a little luck we fly home tomorrow.

    I lived in Texas for 10 years, and so far none of the brisket here could compare to good texas ‘que, but I hate to tell you, the ribs are something special here. Don, they have the full range of BBQ here, not just pork.

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Permalink
  12. rk wrote:

    You went to the wrong places in Texas, then. I’ve had about every meat you can legally cook bbq’d. Including rattlesnake and alligator.

    Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink
  13. PatriotSGT wrote:

    I agree with Don and RK- when i was stationed at Ft Sam and later at FT Hood I made a habit of sampling the the bbq fare around the center and southern regions along with the steaks. It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas.

    Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Permalink
  14. Iron Knee wrote:

    As a friend of mine used to say, “everything is bigger in Texas, even the assholes”.

    The best BBQ I ever ate was at Cottens Bar B Q in Robstown TX, back when Joe Cotten himself was alive and cooking. No plates, everything was served on butcher paper, and if you were still hungry they would give you as much as you wanted until you couldn’t eat any more. I haven’t been back since he died, but I hear that it isn’t quite as good any more.

    By the way, Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ is on Anthony Bourdain’s list of “13 Places to Eat Before You Die“. I agree.

    And RK, not to one up you, but you should try alpaca and crocodile. Good luck finding ’em!

    p.s. I managed to catch a virus while I was away. Good to be back home again.

    Friday, February 4, 2011 at 5:11 am | Permalink