Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Here They Come!

Your Wednesday Bullet Points! They be that which The Sheep gives when she be too busy and too tired to put together anything that makes any sort of sense...

*I just heard the eleven o'clock news teaser. The nice weatherman says, "Another winter storm is bearing down on us." I'll just let that piece of April Information speak for itself.

*I still haven't done my taxes. This has become something of a game for me at this point. Deep down I know it's a mistake. And yet I can't seem to stop playing...

*My night class was rife with hacking, coughing, sneezing and snuffling tonight. It sounded like a T.B. ward. The professor noted that we all seemed rather quiet and wondered if we might be just a bit tired. As it is the week before school vacation, I'm sure that was part of it. But I have to wonder if, perhaps, our "deer in the headlights" demeanor had more to do with the fact that we were all pondering the irony of our getting sick the week before school vacation. I know that's what I was doing.

*My professor really liked my finished socks. Seriously...she is sooooo cool.

*I am unable to count the number of times today I had to say the words, "Yes, I am aware of the current recall on my make of vehicle. I am looking into it. Meanwhile, why don't you all just cross your fingers on my behalf and send up a little prayer that the stupid thing just catches fire and burns like a blazing torch of Sheepie satisfaction. I don't care anymore." However...

*I stopped off on the way home from class to pick up some marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars so that I can use the heat from the blaze whip up some s'mores to offer the fire and rescue workers when they arrive on the scene to extinguish both truck and Sheep. One may have reached the point of utter defeat and still maintain a sense of decorum about the whole thing. However...

*I can't have any s'mores. The visit to the doctor last Friday revealed a startling weight gain and a rise in the blood pressure. We're only talking 7 pounds. But we need to be careful here. It is a slippery slope. I blame the motor vehicle manufacturing industry. They drove me to the black and white cookies. (It's not like I could drive myself, after all) I am diligently monitoring the sweets, resolving to do the workouts with a bit more gusto and looking into a lawsuit seeking damages from the car fixy place in order that I might finance new jeans with a more accommodating waistband and a membership at the gym.

*Two of the offending pounds have since been removed. They have gone to live somewhere else. I do not miss them. I do, however, miss the black and white cookies.

*Did I mention the snowstorm?



Have a happy Wednesday, people! I'm off to sip some liquid cold medicine, enjoy a tasty glass of low-fat chocolate milk and throw darts at a picture of my truck.

SA

17 comments:

Teri S. said...

I feel your pain, Sheep. The weatherman is calling for snow this weekend. Admittedly, it won't be the likes of what Maine is likely to see, but snow this late in April is quite depressing. I suspect the alarming rise in blood pressure is truck-induced. Good luck with resolving the little truck problem.

trek said...

- Yikes!
- Ouch!
- Stay safe!

Brandie said...

-We got snow today. It kind of sucks that it snowed in April

-I will cross your fingers that maybe in the snow storm your car will be damaged to the point of no repair and you can get a new one

-Your two pounds now live on my stomach. I, however, do not appreciate this fact. And still, can not manage to not eat all my children's Easter candy.

Beth said...

Uhoh. Do not, I repeat, do not open the package that is coming your way. :)

Julie said...

Not only is nice Mr. Weatherman saying snow for tonight; he's also saying snow for Sunday night. This is getting a bit ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

We are getting the same hysterical cries from our weather people. This snow in April thing is getting old.
Your truck, the one who lives with the mechanic part time, has been recalled. This can't be good.
I hope you feel better. Vacation is coming!
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Anne said...

You would love our local weatherman. He wears a (I'm not kidding) white double-breasted suitcoat when it's gonna snow. He had it on last night......

lobstah said...

I'm so grumpy about this predicted snowstorm. I really hope it turns out to be a dud, although that would just be far too lucky for me! If we get more than a few inches, I'm not sure if I'll be able to get out of my apartment! Nowhere left to put the snow!

Bobbi said...

what is with this weather? It's unbelievable! but the possibility of a snow day to knit, that sounds kinda nice, if you could do it without the snow in April at least! :)

Sheila said...

You could teach in Texas (we need teachers badly) where winter is more like spring, and then you can go back up when your summer vacation starts and your state is warm and cozy.
I'm catching up on your blog this morning...I've been in bed for days it seems with the flu or something. I think your truck is trying to tell you something. I don't know what that something is, but it definately is trying to communicate.

Mia said...

wow.. sounds like a fun night.. and shut up about the snow sheepie.. I'm waitin' to fire up the mower!

Oh, and those 2 lbs? I found em. I hold on to em for ya for a couple of days, but not for too long, k?

knitseashore said...

I could just cry, seeing the S word on your blog. My dear spouse send me an email with the word Nor'easter in it, and the word Sunday after it. I'm punished either way. Snow is bad, and if it's rain, guess what I'll be doing with the wet vac Sunday night?? Not exactly on the list of staging suggestions to sell this place.

I thought of you today when I went to the doctor for a removal of a MODD (the mole was not that big. The needle was. Ick.). Hope you feel better soon, and the truck just surrenders completely at the threat of a bonfire.

Diana said...

I would give anything for a fistful of black and white cookies. Damn. I've been dieting and it's killing me.

Bells said...

maybe it's a cultural thing, but you are going to have to explain what it is you do with the marshmallows. I'm dying to know what s'more is!

kmkat said...

Taxes.

I have one word for you.

4868.

Application for Automatic Six-Month Extension to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

That was way more than one word. I can't count.

Emma said...

Another snow storm?!?

Also, you know taxes aren't due until the 17th this year, right? It's Emancipation Day in Washington D.C. on Monday.

mehitabel said...

Taxes? Done. Guv'mint? Paid off. Me? Broke! Too bad I can't claim those four-legged stomachs as dependents, and The Daughter is just too old now. Sigh. Please send your snow, or at least rain, over our way--we are drying up and blowing away. Driest winter ever. EVER! (Have I mentioned I hate hot and dry?)