January 16, 2007

That was fun.

I miss not getting to eat lunch with Miss Reba. When I worked at The Bad Place, I could come home every day and eat lunch. Then there was a while there while she was at her own Bad Place that we couldn't eat together, and then there was the nice few years when she worked eight blocks away and we'd eat together most days, but it's been a while since that job. SO, it's nice when she gets a chance to come downtown.

But let me tell you this--I am very angry at everyone for not working hard enough on global warming! A very nice weekend, and then all of a sudden winter decides to show up. And not the good kind of winter, either, with pretty blue skies and stuff. No, this is the ugly Midwestern crap with skies that look like dirt and miserable cold wind and squishy wet sod that you track all through the house no matter how hard you wipe your shoes. FEH!

I'm gonna go burn some tires or something and see if I can get the nice warm weather back.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 16, 2007 12:42 PM

Excuse me - "ugly Midwestern crap"??

It may be crap, and it may be ugly, but only us Midwesterners are allowed to call it that.

For what it's worth, the sun is shining brightly in a clear blue sky, and the temperature at 1 p.m. is a balmy 22 degrees.

Posted by: Diane at January 16, 2007 12:57 PM

I'm Midwestern by proxy--my sister lived in St. Louis for five years, and I helped her move, and visited a couple of times. In fact, it is due to her influence that the ice scr@per (stupid comment spam filter) I carry in my car is one of those gigantic long-handled deals with a brush on the back. About the only thing they sell around here are those tiny little things that are the size of a credit card.

AS FOR TEMPERATURE--I can stand just about anything as long as the wind's not blowing. But it IS blowing, and it makes me very angry, as well as cold.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 16, 2007 01:08 PM

What about ugly Canadian weather, Diane?

It's cold here, too.

Posted by: Janis Gore at January 16, 2007 01:38 PM

That's true, Janis - we get most of our cold fronts from our friends up north.

It's been so unseasonably warm for the last five weeks that this cold is a shock. Yes - I blame global warming for feeling so cold!

Posted by: Diane at January 16, 2007 01:53 PM

Stay warm - eat more cheese!

Uh, Mr. Possumblogger, how about dishing out on the meal-thang: whadjeet? where? and did you play footsie (or are you one of those discreet footsiers who don't tell)?

[Sounds like you could have another Thurs. 3: things you can do to encourage global warming during the cold spell.]

Posted by: Marc V at January 16, 2007 02:15 PM

We just went next door to the Sneaky Pete's hotdog place. It was too cold to walk all the way to the food court.

Food consisted of two chicken strip dinners (chicken, fries, slaw).

We sat at the counter by the sidewalk window and did not play footsie, although I did occasionally touch her thigh with my knee.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 16, 2007 02:21 PM

Oooh, didn't mean for the reply to get too racy!

I've noticed that it seems much more funny (strange) when Kristal and I are eating together without having to ride herd over the ravenous wolve-lets. It seems too peaceful, though the chances we have of a peaceful meal lately have been minimal.

We both typically linger a few minutes after finishing dinner at home and the kidlets have been excused. We know that once we get up it will be more chores until most of them are in bed, so there's no need to hurry out of the chairs. It's a brief chance for soul (and energy) searching.

Posted by: Marc V at January 16, 2007 02:48 PM

Well, I AM wearing pants, so it wasn't as racy as it sounds. And sitting on side-by-side stools isn't conducive to much in the way of slapandtickle.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 16, 2007 03:01 PM

The wind blew all your degrees down here. It's 41 celsius.

Don't bother with the tyres. Some nutcase arsonist set a tyre factory alight at the height of the heatwave. As if there were not enough smoke already, from the bushfires.

Posted by: kitchen hand at January 16, 2007 08:24 PM

Well, if I can't contribute to global warming with burning rubber, maybe I'll just get out and open up a bunch of cans of Freon.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 17, 2007 07:53 AM