"Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer—he bides his time. Waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along." (E.B. White, The Paris Review Interviews, 1969)
Fun with Science!
What ELSE do you do on the coldest day of the year?
You boil water and throw it in the air to see it freeze before it hits the ground.