Submitted by megan on Tue, 12/09/2008 - 22:21
You can tell it's winter. For one, I'm starting to see 8:30 as a reasonable bedtime. And considering that 8:30 is four hours after sundown, I really think it is a reasonable bedtime. For two, all I'm blogging about is food.
And snow. Because what else is there? Besides the transit strike, of course, which I am lucky enough to be completely unaffected by. Well, except for the fact that my office will be pretty much empty tomorrow.
When I got home this afternoon, it was already dark, of course is was, because it's December and unless you go into work when it's pitch fucking black in the morning, it's at least twilight when you leave.
One of the extraordinarily cute girls that I did not stun with my wit has described this winter as her Winter of Not Fucking Around. I have totally adopted this saying for my own self, except that my winter gloves? They are totally gloves for fucking around.
By the time I had finished shovelling the steps, I was in a furious crank and my hands were numb. I looked up the metres and metres of driveway (I kid you not) and stomped inside, upstairs. I lay on my bed, held my held my hands in my armpits and whimpered a bit as they came painfully back to life.
Fucking around leads to whimpering. You heard it here first.
Not long after, I heard Steve out on our metres of driveway, with the giant snow scoop. I suited up again and went out to help him.
Halfway through shovelling the mouth out, I took a break, turned around. "Steve! What are we going to do?"
The front lawn is nearly full of snow, the planter couldn't hold all the snow I threw on it, the area on our driveway that isn't shovelled is up to my chest in a snowhill.
It's December 9th. What in blazing hell are we going to do for the next four months of storms?
Something good came out of it though. Not long after I asked Steve what we were going to do, he asked me what I was doing for dinner. I finished my puny shovel shovelling long before he finished with the scoop and went in to make dinner.
About 20 minutes later, M-C came home, and before she'd even gotten properly in the door, we'd filled her in on all the news, invited her for dinner and informed her that no more bags of beets were allowed into the house, since there were nearly two bags full to go to compost, but could we use her squash.
Dinner took ages and ages, the damn squash, but it was so fun. I live in the perfect situation, I really do. I wrote a few days ago that I was staring into lonely, and it was true, and there is certainly a part of myself convinced that not having a partner means being lonely, but man, come on.
They're talking about cocks and shaved balls.
Lonely? Not a chance.