Thursday, January 15, 2009

Olly Olly Oxen Free

Charming, no? How I invited everyone to come out of hiding and then left them DANGLING with no post for days and days? Sheesh.

I was blaming my absence on the fact that I’m just not feeling like myself, but then I realized that this is EXACTLY how my self feels every winter. Drive, ambition, gumption? Pfft, out the window.

All I want to do is sleep, eat and drink. And watch really bad television. (OMG – the new “Real Housewives”? Better than EVER!) I come home from work and put my pajamas on. I shuffle around the house and consider ordering pizza for dinner like some sort of slacker. I look at my lap top and can’t be bothered to turn it on. It is dark, it is cold, I am miserable.

Speaking of television (What? I was!), you remember that Sib#2 lives right around the corner ? Well her cable company (we have several options in the ‘hood) does not get BRAVO. Travesty I know, right? So she comes over to our place to get her BRAVO fix.

Last night was "Top Chef". We were very disappointed that Jersey got sent home. (There are so many contestants at the beginning of these shows that we can't be bothered learning their names so we give them nicknames that sort of stick.) It was the first time we felt let down. When Bronx started whining about missing his family we knew he'd be the next to go. When Bangs and Sleeves got the boot we totally saw it coming. But Jersey? Man, we LIKED her! Meanwhile Angry Girl, Slacker, Frenchy (though Frenchy MIGHT get re-named Douchey), Boy Next Door, Makin the Pasta and Crazy Eyes will live to see another week.

What gets you through the cold winter nights?


Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Lots of light, a warm quilt, and a stack of books. Dark chocolate is optional.

Madame Queen said...

Books. And hot chocolate. And yoga pants. Not necessarily in that order.

Susan said...

Dark chocolate is never optional! It's a necessity of life.

I was bummed last night because our sattelite dish wasn't picking up the local channels (ice on the transmitter) so I didn't get to see 30 Rock or ER or Ugly Betty. I know I can watch U.B. online, not sure about the others.

Winter gotta haves: fleece robe (that makes me look fat), assortment of tea, books and magazines, and last but not least, the interwebs! :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ah, the food network is my cocaine at night--flannel sheets, hot tea, a book I hold as an accessory.

Dysd Housewife said...

I have this little beanbag full of cracked corn that I heat in the microwave, I put it down by my feet at night. So Cozy..

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My computer and my robe--and I live in San Diego. God knows what I would need if I ever encountered temperatures below 50.

Holly (me.) said...

The computer, the t.v. remote, and my phone so I feel connected to the world outside while staying in out of the cold. A blanket, a cup of something hot and decaf, and a good book so I can ignore the world outside until bedtime.

Cindy said...

I can relate all too well to your post... where's my enthusiasm for life? what's more important is where's my flannel p.j.s, my hot tea, my dark chocolate, and the remote control?