It's strange to reach the middle of February in North Texas without having seen a single day worthy of shorts and flip-flops since before Thanksgiving. The sun broke through today and though it was still cold, it seemed warmer just for the brightness. Soon it'll be 110 degrees or so and we won't remember that fluke of a long, actual winter we're having this time.
For now, here's a swimmy interlude. Ricardo Montalban was not just another pretty accent. Here he frolics in the pool with Esther Williams.