Man, its a skating rink out there today. It’s bad enough that the roads are glazed over like Clinton intern, but its a bright sunny day so the glare off the road surface is blinding. In short, unless its Der Tag I’m gonna stay off the roads for a couple days. However, as the temperature hangs around on either side of the zero mark, Im going to have to make a note to run the vehicles for a few minutes each day. Went out this morning to a dead battery. I shouldnt have been surprised, I havent driven the truck in three days and it was under a crust of ice. I jumped it offa the missus’ Fubaru and all was well. I’ve been meaning to head up to CostCo and pick up one of those 12v batteryjump/power supplies. It would be handier for this sort of thing and it would also run some of the more useful devices around here in case of a power failure. (Which reminds me, I need to pick up a 12v LED handheld spotlight.)
I see the folks back east got dumped on the other day. In typical fashion the city labor unions decided to use it as an opportunity to make a statement about personnel and budget cuts. In the interim, of course, at least one person died from the inability of emergency vehicles to navigate the obstructed streets. The cost of donig business I suppose. The lesson here, obviously, is that living in a modern large city, like NY, is no guarantee that sometimes things arent going to turn into Lord Of The Flies (or The Donner Party) and you might wanna be ready for it.
On a side note, a buddy of mine shared his recipe for chicken curry and I found that me and the missus actually like it. I’m kind of a fussy eater so I tend to do most of the cooking. Im not a huge fan of vegetables and really only will tolerate a few…thus my meals tend to be focused mostly on meat (protein) and carbohydrates (rice, pasta, bread). Its probably an unhealthy lifestyle but it’s worked for me so far. Anyway, I think since its so damn cold out today would be a good day to make an especially big batch o’ curry and whip out the All American 921 and make some homemade ‘convenience food’. ‘Cause, Im tellin’ ya, nothing is more satisfying and warming than a nice bowl of steaming hot rice topped with curry, Mexican spiced chicken, or some other yummy topping. Be nice to just come back to house, cook up some rice, crack open a jar of curry and have a satisfying meal.
Plus, I’ve got about 150# of rice to use up and rotate through.
And in other notes, I noticed today that the toothbrush I use to brush the dogs teeth and my own toothbrush look a little too similar for comfort. There was a moment of intense examination trying to discern whose was whose (or who’s was whose, or whose was who’s, or who’s was who’s).
And then I thought, “Screw it, he’s my dog and I love him”, and brushed my teeth anyway.