Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cold mutterings (again) ... and watery, too!

Nice! Out of all the temperature reporting stations in all of Alaska, right here was third coldest in the whole country!

Like a week ago we were about 35 degrees above normal. Now we're right about at that magical spot where Fahrenheit meets Celsius (-40.)

It actually warmed up a bit today,
allllll the way to about -25 (-32 C.)

Saturday night and I almost went out after my shift was done a little while ago at 9. Right now I'm drinkin' coffee but truly I could for a cozy bar stool and a pint or two of Guinness.

Maybe I'll still venture out. If it was 0 degrees then no big whoop. Even 5 or 10 below -- not a big deal. But -40? The thought of going outside and driving into town, especially considering I had to be outside often during work, not appealing what-so-freakin'-ever.

But that pint or two is practically makin' me drool.... it's still early.....

For now...

from this meme is called: Unconscious MutteringsUnconscious Mutterings

a free association game -- I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Booze :: Liquor

2. Counter :: top

3. Action :: Park ... it used to be a waterpark in Vernon, New Jersey, kinda close to where i grew up. It was close enough to NYC that in summer, schlubs from places like Brooklyn and Queens would make the journey out there for a day in the country.

One of the long water slides, a tame one, at Action Park, Vernon, New Jersey.  From is in a gorgeous part of northwestern NJ and Action Park is right on a mountainside. At times during its history, it was a great place to go to beat the heat and have some fun. There was also an Alpine Slide and other non-water rides/fun things to do and/or kill or maim yourself on!! Anyone who grew up within like 30 miles of that place knew of its existence. There was (and still is) a ski area (the former
Vernon Valley) on the site, the biggest one in New Jersey. So in the winter when skiing, you'd see many of the ride structures off to the sides of the trails. I may have only gone there in summer like two or three times but I skied there probably over a hundred. Fun times! Glad I didn't die there!

4. Trial :: lawyer

5. Wheelchair :: bound ... I would hate to be but in combination with endless depression, I guess I'd get used to it

6. 1-800 :: Safe Auto ... stoopid commercials, they'll get no linked plug from me.

7. Chop :: pork ... i never cook them but i have a horrible hazy recollection of terrible ones from when I was a kid. Damn, how come my mom couldn't cook like Emeril?!?! And why'd the Food Network cancel Emeril Live? What the hell were they thinking? First burying it at 7 o'clock and removing the 11 o'clock repeat... that was the first step which lasted several months and then BAM! CANCELED. Too bad.

8. Relatives :: have them ... (couldn't think of a thing except that. not a lot of them in my life so I suppose that's why. actually, I'm sure i have plenty but none that are close either physically (Alaska I am not from nor is any of my family) or close happy get along family-wise.)

9. Bed sheets :: clean ones ... are nice but ya know what I hate: bed sheet snobs. Oprah Winfrey's the worst I know of. I mean seriously, $2,000 for one set of bed sheets? Give me a break. How many children could be fed for that? Children who would otherwise die, how many could be saved with the money from just one set of bed sheets?

10. Funnel :: beer ... oi.


Erica said...

I used to go there all the time with my daycamp, but, much as we drooled over that thing they showed in the commercial where you can fly like Tarzan on a rope and then plunge into some water below, they would never let us do that, so it was always a huge disapperntment for me.

Dude…forty below?? And humans can subsist in that? Insane.

milet said...

i love your mutterings and pics!

if you have time you can visit my mutterings here

Ioma said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my mutterings. :) I had a hard time with "wheelchair" because I'm partially wheelchair-bound.

Negative 40 degrees...holy crapoly. I don't think my central nervous system could even handle that.

I hope you had a nice time if you decided to go out.

Kwizgiver said...

We've had similar temps this past week, darn that Arctic air! We're a balmy -15 today.


Funny how I can relate a lot to what you say about weather. I sense, though, that you live in a much more populated area than I do. My little city is about 13k, if that.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated