Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Early February Thought Snippets

We decided to go downtown to get some Super Bowl action on Saturday and I grossly underestimated every other single inhabitant of this area's similar intentions. After being stuck in traffic for EVER, we gave up the ghost and hit a sports bar near downtown. There wasn't much going on there so we headed back to the midcities to another sports bar and I did run across this lady:
Frankly, I'm just glad the whole thing is over. I'd feel sorry for the owner of the stadium, what with all the things that went wrong and all, but he's kind of a dick. And as for the lyrics to the national anthem and all that hoopla, so what? I say, "Get over it people! Let's see you do it."
It's that time of year that I have to let my hair grow out so I can wear it up off my neck in the summer and it's just now reaching that wackydoodle phase where it's not heavy enough to just hang like long hair, but too long to look like a short style. It's not a hairstyle, it's just hair:

I'm one of those people that is happy to do telephone surveys. I don't know why. But the last two or three phone surveys dumped me when I told them my age. This last one actually said, "I'm sorry, we're looking for people aged 25 to 40. Thanks for your time." Really? So people between 25 and 40 get to decide everything? I'm going to lie from now on and say I'm 37. Or 32.
I know I will get no sympathy here, because I am apparently the only blogger on the planet that smokes cigarettes, but I stopped in a bar today and found out they switched to non-smoking. I was sad because I wanted a cigarette, but happy to see that the normally packed place was deserted. Speaking of smoking, there was an article in the paper the other day about a push to ban smoking everywhere in Texas and it was backed by a poll. A poll taken by an anti-smoking coalition. I thought that sounded fishy. So not only will I lie about my age the next time I get a phone survey, but I will also say I am a non-smoker, but I support the right to smoke.
Speaking of bars, I went to another bar after that so I could smoke. A man came in and sat on my left and told the bartender that he was just at another bar and they were serving "Jägeritas" and he wanted her to make one. He said it was just like a margarita except with Jägermeifter. He offered me a taste and I dipped in a straw, put my finger on top and had a taste. I liked it, but it was a little too Jägery. I think the next time I order a red-headed slut, I'll have them add a dash of margarita mix (sweet and sour). I did like the tanginess.
I found the perfect light jacket for my New York City trip. I wanted a light jacket with lots of pockets so I wouldn't have to carry a purse. I googled "cargo jacket" and images, found a picture I liked and clicked on it. It took me to Victoria's Secret, of all places. It was only $60, so I ordered it. I was thinking that the UPS man will see "Victoria's Secret" on the package and will imagine all sorts of sexy underthings. And it's a green jacket. That amuses me for some reason.
Speaking of amusing: one of the funny little things My Sweetie does is write goofy things on any grocery list that I have left out. Today when I grabbed my grocery list off the kitchen counter I saw that he had added "albatross" in the middle of the list (I make my list in order of the grocery store sections and leave spaces). I don't know why, but that really tickled my funny bone. I laughed for a good five minutes.
It's drizzling now and is supposed to turn to snow and freezing temps in the next few hours. Exactly like last Tuesday night. We are supposed to get 2 to 3 inches of snow. Exactly like last Tuesday night. So I guess I will see this again:

Exactly like last Tuesday night.
Oh well.


haphazardlife said...

Yeah, it's one of my pet peeves that when you hit your mid 40s it's like you become invisible.

Nothing is directed at you anymore except Depends ads.

I hate to break it to you people, but I have more disposable income than ever.

Cater to me bitches!

Albatross (Bwah!)

- Jazz

Jazz said...

Oh, and...

What happened to the owner of the stadium and the national anthem? Who won the game?

- Jazz

geewits said...

~~No kidding. I have way more disposable income than my 26 year old daughter! What are they thinking?
As for the Super Bowl/stadium owner: Bad weather, many events canceled. A sheet of ice fell off the roof sending six workers to the hospital. Temporary seating that was set up and sold for giant bucks was not approved in time by the fire marshall and hundreds of ticket-holders were turned away. Some had spent upwards of $10,000 for the event. It was a mess. They were MAD. And all over the news. Oh and the Green Bay Packers won.