Monday, December 05, 2005

Snowing, snowing, snowing...

...and thus Chinese Food Nite and Mah-Jongg are canceled. Thus leaving me with an "abundance of free time" (which is not true -- I never have free time -- I move from one thing to the next to the next to the next, which is why I am never bored. Yes, true, those include "sleeping" and "watching TV" but it is always something).

Anyway, naturally MLW is thrilled that it's snowing (she's kind of a snow maniac). And of course, being down here, panic has set in. 2-4 inches down here might as well be 2-4 feet anywhere else. But I'm sure Why I Hate DC has some excellent past posts on that topic (do a search).

Not much new to report. MLW and I went with OS and his lovely wife to the AOL Holiday gala which was held at the Udvar-Hazy Center (the Annex to the Air & Space museum that's out by Dulles airport). It's a huge museum -- they have the first space shuttle there for christsakes -- but somehow filled with all the various food stations, bands, tables, etc. it still seemed fairly crowded. Though I guess AOL has about 10000 employees, so... Anyway, we were going to see the level of excess involved, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. Plus, I got to wear my tux again, which is always fun (after the damn bowtie is tied anyway).

I think that's about it for today. I have an interview type thing tomorrow, that I fear may be rescheduled due to the aforementioned weather conditions, but here's hoping it isn't.

I guess I'll leave you with this device, brought to my attention recently by WPE. I think I must have one. I will have to see if they ship to the US or if some vendor here sells them.

More later, after I'm done finding the snow shovel...

1 comment:

Insidious Mr. Huge said...

2-4 inches in DC? You might as well be pinned under an avalanche, feeling the weight of the snow crushing the last breath from your lungs. That's enough to cripple the Capital for days.

Bread-o-meter alert: 4.5 loaves required for your survival. Do you have enough cash on hand for the purchase, or was it eaten up in your frivolous quest for a rotating tree stand?

Priorities, priorities. Food or Christmas decorations? Choose wisely.

Better hope the power stays on. All those blinking lights might go to waste.

But even without the power, you may yet survive the winter. That is, if the Roomba doesn't resort to it's alternative food source (human) first...