Monday, January 30, 2006

Super Sounds of the 70s

The 70s; not that wonderfuly pre-AIDS decade full of snappy dressers and general decadence, but the average temperature range on any given day in South Louisiana - in January!

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy our temperate climate as much as the next guy, but don't completely rob me of winter. I'm not asking for snow, or even a light freeze; I just want to wear a fucking sweater vest.

A side effect of the heat is that I have to run the air conditioner while natural gas prices are spiked and Entergy is trying to recoup it's losses from the hurricanes. My house is on the larger side (2400 sq. ft with 12-foot ceilings) and it takes a lot of juice to cool it off; this month I owe $365.56 to the electric company and God knows how much to 3-2-1 Contact. But, don't worry about me - I cheat on my taxes.

So I was watching Kill Bill yesterday afternoon and snacking on some trail mix. I only mention this because a lot of people are under the impression that trail mix is good for you when in fact it contains glass. I would've thought they'd mention glass in the ingredient list, but apparently that's too much to expect. Anyway, I reached into the bag and pulled out a collection of nuts, dried fruits and seeds, and threw it in my mouth and bit down. At first I thought I broke a tooth or something, which is the only reason I decided to do an inventory of what was in my mouth at the time. I spit out the mix and sifted through it like some kind of witless prospector and found a piece of glass. Hard and green-tinted like Coke bottle glass, but thicker. I wasn't cut and my teeth are undamaged, but I think I'll hold off on trail mix until they come out with a new glassless formula.

Okay. I'd like to post a hottie of the week like my hero NYP, but who are we kidding? No way am I going to update every week. So here's my hottie of the interval of time between blog updated - Evangeline Lilly.

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Blogger Michele said...

"I just want to wear a fucking sweater vest."

I don't see you getting a lot of sympathy....;)

Hey! What about your meme? I tagged you!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Stellar said...

Was that an official tag?

OK... two blog updates in one day may cause the universe to explode.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

No, my offical tag is on MY blog. ;)

I say take a chance with the universe. I like to live on the edge...

10:12 AM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

I'm your hero? That is so.. sad.

12:02 PM  
Blogger trinamick said...

I'll send you all the friggin' cold weather you want. A friend of mine is in LA right now too, and she's been bragging about the great weather. Now I hate you almost as much as her.

Trail mix gags me. They started putting crappy spices in it, and now it's just vile. Or I guess it could have been the glass that turned me off of it.

7:59 AM  
Blogger trinamick said...

Oh, and Evangeline Lily is truly beautiful. And she's not old like the women from your last list. :P

11:27 AM  

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