Happy New Year! This is a strange holiday for those of us who have to take it one day at a time, and isn’t that just about everyone?
Things I am noticing already –
It does not feel warm? Where has my global warming gone? It’s 4 degrees every time I get out of my car.
This is what it looks like when it is too cold for live people to be outdoors
Also, I am overwhelmed by new shopping choices . Why is there chocolate peppermint drizzle popcorn? How come the sale price is $3.99 and it’s after New Year’s? Isn’t it getting both stale and soggy? Can I get a free sample?
Why is there a cauliflower product ground up into dust then sold for more money? Can’t these people who want to lose weight just eat sand?
Don’t even look in the frozen section if you know what’s good for you.
SURPRISE! Is there really an asterisk after the words “Hormones” and “Steroids”?
I am considering hosting my own local version of the Presidential Inauguration Ball, featuring these corn dogs. I learned from The Guide to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration on Washington.org that
“It is cold in January in Washington, DC. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes.
Thousands of portable toilets are brought into National Mall and in front of Metro Stations for the event. Bring your own water and snacks or purchase some from hot dogs and pretzel stands.”
What exactly do they mean by cold, and are their dogs gluten free?
May I also add that I went for a cross country ski the other day out by Point Woronzoff. It was beautiful but the sewage treatment plant smelled like it was in overdrive. I assume the portable toliets at the inauguration will smell the same. It will make you consider going on a liquid diet and never defecating again.
Here is the view from Point Woronzoff. I will let you imagine the smell of the fecal matter of 300,000 people after the holidays.
If you wish to attend an Inaugural ball and are in a decidedly funereal mood, the internet is ready to help.
Yes, it’s cosplay, but found under search terms “funeral” and “ball gown”
Meanwhile, the ice fog has cleared and perhaps I shall see The Northern Lights this weekend. I wish you all a warm place to sleep and plenty of gluten free sweets in your pantry. Don’t let a little inauguration get you down. Find your own way to have a ball.