Well, here I am, stuck inside while the snow piles up outside. I had scheduled putting out the Christmas decorations in the yard today. Nahgahappen.
But I have my rock salt, my ultrapasteurized milk, my snow shovel, a 46″ flat panel LCD TV with a bazillion channels of movies (Ooo! Star Trek!) and a couple of long burning crackly logs for the fireplace. What I *don’t* have is comfort food. Er, that would be beer, wine and bourbon. I have one cup of pinot. It’s good but one cup isn’t going to get me through the night.
Do I risk it and drive through the snow to the liquor store two miles away or do I sit here and continue to watch Tom Coburn on C-Span go off on a tangent about the 200+ programs the government has created to encourage students to pursue careers in math and science? Since there aren’t any jobs in math and science anymore, he may actually have a point about government waste in that area….
I’d like to shout out to my township Post Office today. They kept the line moving this morning. I got almost up to the counter when I realized I left my money in my car. I had to leave a growing line to go to the car and get it. The line I had to rejoin moved very briskly and the Indian lady behind the counter was a model of speedy efficiency. I was so happy I gave a waitress a 50% tip for lunch. I guess I’m just happy that a very busy and successful year at work is behind me and I don’t have to go back to work until January. I’m spending some deferred vacation days. Yeah!!!
And I’m snowed in.
What are you up to?
Addendum: Here’s a pic I took in Lahaina last August from the Mai Tai Bar on Front Street. Guys, it doesn’t get any better than this.