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the corpse

If there is one statement that I can't stand to hear it is this one, "It's all relative". Not because it isn't true, but more because it is incredibly so. So much is it true that I can't be bothered to listen to anyone say this during the course of an argument or explanation, because you're now wasting my time. It is ALL relative, so now what? its not like that makes much of a difference in what you're saying does it? Is someone upset because they have cancer? hey, its all relative. Wow, that's helpful. Are we unhappy with the government? well now, its all relative. oh, now you are really saying something.

If you're going to waste time spouting crap that doesn't make a difference, at least say something remotely insightful. Like, the fact that the french revolution occurred when french peasantry had a better standard of living than the rest of the european peasantry, but they were still damn upset for other reasons. you know, something helpful...

anyway, this is alot of ranting to lead into the real latest news. And that would be the fact that last night, I broke the furnace in our house (I'm not telling how). Since we couldn't get a repairman out until today, we spent the coldest night ever in Meowderly. When I managed to trick myself into getting out of bed, the thermostat read at 52 degrees. YArghh..

The funny part was the shower negotiation, or lack of, that occurred this morning. The loml and I had to leave at the same time. So I got out of bed first, cause I need more spin-up time, and immediately hopped into the shower because the whole place was damn damn cold. Not 5 minutes into the shower, the loml appeared in the bathroom. And I started hoping that he had considered his actions in leaving the bed so prematurely. but sadly, for me, he proceeded to get into the shower with me and demand some resources, namely the hot water.

it was not my best moment. I was hunched under as much of the spray as possible, thinking that there was no way the loml would actually ask me to stand in cold air, while WET, so that we could take turns soaping up and rinsing off. but oh yes, that did occur. and it led to some of the fastest scrubbing and rinsing I've ever participated in (including the five minute timed showers at Shenandoah National Park).

I really tried to be big about it, but in the end it dawned on me, that it doesn't take much to push me to the edge of civility. I was about two inches away from attempting to defend that hot water like some kind of feral animal. which is also when I realized that if I'd been part of that Uruguayan rugby team that crashed in the Andes (as seen in the movie 'Alive'), I'd have been eating people in the first two days. cause man, I sure get hungry.


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