Monday, January 15, 2007

SAME-O, SAME-O, (is it spring yet?)

I've been watching the news.  The Storm of the Century spared us here but other parts of the country were not as lucky.  Ironically nobody at work teases me about my failed weather prediction any more.  The storm came, just not here, and for that we are all grateful.  For those in the affected areas, be safe and warm.  Come on over, we'll have the fireplace and hot cocoa waiting for you.  Its cold here, just not near as cold as other places.

Yesterday was 'Dress Up Your Pet' day.  Did anyone observe the holiday?  I contemplated it, but couldn't find any outfits that would fit Henry the Homicidal Goldfish.  Henry is really cool.  He's like the dog I never had.  We keep him in a 5 gallon tank on the foyer.  When I come home from work he swims up to the side and wags his tail at me.  When I stick my finger in the water he gives me 'fishes kisses'.  So sweet!  I'd like to take him for walks, but am not sure how yet.  Leashes aren't exactly goldfish friendly.  And of course his lack of legs is an issue so for the time being, as much as I'd love to get him out for some fresh air and exercise, he remains tank bound.

Today is 'National Hat' day.  But more importantly it is Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, so I chose to observe that instead.  Unfortunately my celebration was limited to a few brief reports on TV and reading some articles online after work.  I was disappointed by the deminishing importance the day seems to have in the mainstream media.  The latest Miss USA contestant de-crowning fiasco got more coverage.  Sad indeed.

Anyhow, we were spared the 'Storm of the Century', but rumor now has it that yet another winter storm is heading our way.  I won't bother to label this one in terms of severity, just suffice to say that winter is still very much in season.  Thats okay though for in just about 5 weeks I will be standing in the warm sand at the beach in Hawaii

I can't wait to see my entire family again.  And eat my mama's cooking, and drink Coronas with my dad.  And listen to my brother play the guitar, and talk story with my sisters...

And NO Oompas!  And NO Dickidoo!  This will be the first time I've been away without ANY of them.  What ever will I do?

I know, I'll have FUN!  And I might even thaw out a little.  (Is it spring yet?)


deshelestraci said...

We missed the storm but are finally getting the cold weather.  'Bout time.
Does having your dog drive you crazy today count?  It's been too wet to let them out much.  Grrrr.
A trip alone?!  And to Hawaii???!  Sounds amazing.

princesssaurora said...

I am so happy for you that you will get to go to Hawaii for a visit!  Awesome... enjoy.  No, Oompas either... you lucky duck.

Yes, the upcoming Golden Globes seemed to be more important than MLK today... sad.

be well,

jckfrstross said...

how many bags can you take? think i would fit in one LOL Enjoy your trip you lucky dog you:) yep another storm is headed our way oh joy


ambassadorsinte said...

Hmmmmmmmm!  Let's see now if I've got this straight..............You're coming to Hawaii where it's 69 degrees to thaw out and we here are contemplating going to Albany, Georgia where it's 77 degrees.  Maybe Spring only comes to Albany.  Sure hope your sister brings that warm Spring weather when she comes.
And yes, the Corona is beckoning "Jody,Jody, where forthart thou Jody?"  And "Guitarman" is tuning up his fiddles.

Mom and Dad

mumma4evr said...

how much are the flights???  you did get tour rates for us, right???? when are we to be at the airport???

glensfork4 said...

Jody-I travel lite...I can quit eating all together and fit in a carryon...(NOT) oh well-I hope you have a GREAT time on your trip..I love those by myself get aways, What happens in Hawaii stays in Hawaii...Have a Corona for me, man it's been along time since I had one.

memes121 said...

You could put the fish tank in a wagon and walk him! Tammy

ceilisundancer said...

It was in the mid 60's here yesterday!   And, hey, we have more accurate weather predictions in this nation than in any other developed nation worldwide:)   Which I like to think means than any other nation.   You're perennially in a Hawaiian shirt holding a corona in my mind, from your photo!   Enjoy it -- Robin

swmpgrly said...

I hope you have a great time with the family

wumzels2 said...

actually, the 15th was MY BIRTHDAY!  so i observed it.......i feel i deserve it.

great shot of MLK jr.


hestiahomeschool said...

Everyone around here is mumbling abour global warming. It is supposed to be cold and snowy and nasty out. Instead we are getting sixty and seventy degree days, and the tulips and daffodils are already about six inches up in the back yard. It is kind of spooky, really.