Tuesday, October 30, 2012

After Sandy

I'm happy to report that the worst has passed and we were EXTREMELY fortunate.  No loss of power, no damage.

The winds and rain died down after about 11:00 last night and, for a brief time, we had clear skies and a gorgeous view of the full moon.

Others around us were not so lucky.  Friends, family and coworkers across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are without power, hot water, heat or Internet access.  Some are temporarily displaced.

Now there is a kind of collective fatigue.

You don't realize how much energy you spend preparing for and dreading something - mental energy spent thinking about worst case scenarios.

And here in New York, we're in shock.  Life has been temporarily interrupted - with no known time for being back on line.

All mass transit is halted.  Businesses and schools are closed.  In fact, my work site is blacked out and the entire division's web site is down - our servers off line.

It's like we're all sitting here, catching our breath and waiting to see what happens next.

Thank you for all your good wishes - they apparently worked. 

I hope you are all well.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hunkerin' down

Well, kids - it's a little crazy around here today.  This windy cow is getting closer to landfall and I'm already hearing reports about trees coming down near here.  

The streets are empty except for a few kids on bikes.  There's a pretty steady wind blowing - lots of heavy gusts.

It's a weird feeling to have to sit and wait, knowing what's coming.  I kind of prefer the surprise factor of earthquakes and tornadoes over this.  It's kind of like someone telephoning you ahead of time to tell you that they will be dropping by later on to fire some bullets at you.

Anyway, we're provisioned up, battened down and safe and sound for the duration.

Stay safe and see you soon!

Update: 
Oh good.  

Now the Hurricane of 2012 will go down in our neighbor's memory as the night my drunk gay husband scared the fuck out of her by beating on her window to invite her for dinner.

Oy vey.

Friday, October 12, 2012

So, the truth is this...

As much grief as I gave you, honey - I'm kinda missin' the porn 'stache.


Dress up!!!






Life with Mom: Soup night

So - tonight:  Roasted garlic, bacon, beer and potato soup for dinner (beer and garlic, my suggestion).

Me:  "Mom - this smells fantastic."

Mom:  "Did you taste it?"


(tastes)


Me: "AAH! This is epic!!"


Mom:  "it's okay."


Me:  "What do you mean, 'it's okay'? This is incredible!!"


Mom: "It's unusual flavors.  It's ...okay."


Me: "This from the woman who never had pumpkin soup until last week."


Mom: "Shut up. It's okay..."

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Tune in next week, when Mom learns to accept a goddamned compliment.