Saturday, February 24, 2007

Watch out where the huskies go and don't you eat that yellow shirt

Just a quickie tonight, I’m exhausted from crew-x and the last week. Not enough sleep and way too much wine. I still have a lot to accomplish in the 5 remaining weeks, too.


I’ve finally spent a few minutes catching up with my best buddy and his boys, which was nice. It has been nearly two months. I also dug my truck out of the snow and got it out on the highway. It was shakin like a bitch until I realized that it was suffering from a flat spot on the tires from sitting frozen for 6 weeks AND I had neglected to dig the frozen, crusted snow out of the rims, so all 4 tires were unbalanced. I couldn’t get up over 20 mph until I pulled over and hacked all the snow out with a screwdriver. It took about 30 miles to work the flat spots out, entirely. Gotta love winter if you want to live here. I hope to have my driveway and snow blowers (yes, I have 2) completely dug out in another week. Pretty sad when it takes days to dig out your snow blowers, but such is the life of a pirate up here.

I don’t watch much TV, other than the weather channel and UFC (saw chuck pound Jeremy Horn last night-a repeat, but a damn good fight), so I wasn’t too happy to hear that PW dumped more money into our cable package, adding another 100 or so channels. I’ve surfed through all the channels late night after the crew sacks out and they are pretty much shit. 100 more channels of the same useless drivel, basically. I feel like I’m reading this sign, over and over-I just don’t fucking get it.


As an example, I turned the idiot box on about midnight and the very first image I saw was of a guy peeing on his shirt, which he then wrapped around his head and face. He complained that it was a bit stinky. No shit. No, pee, but the point is that if you know why he did it, you don’t need a demo, and if you didn’t already know about that particular technique, well you probably aren’t going to live long enough for it to make any difference in your survival. What passes for entertainment these days astounds me. Anyway, I shut off the piece of crap and read 20 chapters in my latest novel, suppressing the urge to get up and pee on the TV.

9 comments:

Jean said...

Just got the word from LL that you are back...yayyyy!

p.s. hope the wife is doing better.
...and, all that SNOW??? damnnnnnn!

Maeve said...

Shhhhhhh.....there is no such thing as too much wine! LOL!
My dad is up your way visiting my brother until Monday. He was telling me all about how much snow you guys got up there.
That picture of your truck just blows me away.

Mr. Bud said...

and he still is the proud owner of a key and tupperware.... ha..doh.

i do hope LL stops by and sees the snow exercise program. 12" and 35mph expected down below. Would they even bother to report that up here? schools were delayed for an hour once so far this winter when we had that 20" at 70mph. course u were in the balmy sunny south....

Pirate said...

DOH! Can't believe I forgot the stuff!!

Jay said...

If it weren't for sports, old movies on TCM and the Food Network there wouldn't be any need for tv. Maybe the local news ... MAYBE.

THAT'S a lot of snow dude!

Queen of Dysfunction said...

So remind me... why didn't you pee on the TV?

Your story about digging your truck out of snow and then digging more snow out of rims and ice, snow, cold, snow, blah, blah, blah... made me go into spasms. Fuck winter!

Blondie said...

Is that seriously you and your truck????? Holy SHIT. I thought I got snow. Nope.

So, come on. For reals. Go to Borders. Buy Lost Season 1. Spend a late night with a bottle of wine with it. You will NOT be disappointed. Would I lie to you? C'mon. I told you about "Failure is Not an Option" didn't I? I know my shit. Lost Season 1. No commercials, no pee in the face. There's even a little electromagnetic stuff in there which should get you all excited. Just a suggestion...

Pirate said...

Blondie- I actually watched the readers digest version of season one just before watching the season two opener with my son. He was trying to get me hooked but I went back to sea.

I admit though, it had me intrigued and I thought I might start picking up the seasons on DVD to watch at sea:)

A chuisle said...

DO IT. I think you'll get really into it AND be an amazing addition to our Lost bloggie trio. making us no longer a trio, but it's ok, we'll accept that as a price to pay for you! lol.

p.s this post made me laugh out loud like, 3 times. that's fantastic.