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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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I need AT LEAST three items from the RED COLUMN.  Yeah, okay, I need to alleviate my PMS.  Pardon me while I go eat a f*cking carrot. 


I don't want to do any housework today.  I don't want to do the dishes.  I don't want to deal with the crusts, or scrape the  last few kraft dinner noodles off the bottom of the pot.  I don't want to fold that pile of clean, really wrinkled laundry.  I don't want to pretend to be amused by anymore jokes with "fart" or "poop" involved somewhere in the punch line. Why do I have to care that it's sheet changing day, and there aren't any clean sheets to put on them there beds? 

I want to put my sweater on, get an enormous cup of coffee, curl up on the couch with a giant MCBURGER, AND DIE

I'm tired and sad :(

Yeah, I'm having WAY less PMS than usual, but today is a very BLAH day. 

The power is going to be off tomorrow.  The little notice that was in my mail box says from NINE TILL FOUR.  Oh no, I thought, I can't blog in the morning while it's nice and quiet and the kids are at school!  Oh dear--what kind of fuss will my daughter, the TV JUNKIE make?  Hrm...I guess I'll have to toast up Jack's lunchtime cinnamon bread AT BREAKFAST.  Oh dear, how cold is the house going to get in all those hours???

Then I lost it.  I had a mild anxiety attack complete with a little bit of truly pathetic crying, because that's what you do when a lengthy power outage is the equivalent to THE END OF THE WORLD.

We are far too dependent on power.  What if we didn't have to rely on THE GRID to give us everything we need?  What if we were one of those awesome, new agey, scientficially savvy type people who build themselves a self-sustaining home?  

click here to link to The Zero House site
 WHAT IF THIS WERE YOUR HOUSE?!?  THIS is "Zero House," and I found it on a list of one of the top ten most eco-friendly homes in the world. Ooo...rather awesome, no?  Because I'm lazy, and PMS-y, I will cut and paste the little blurb that answers the question; what the hell is Zero House:
zeroHouse is completely self-sufficient and incredibly comfortable.

The zeroHouse is a small, prefabricated house that can easily be shipped and quickly erected. It features a full kitchen, bath, and all elements necessary to comfortably support four adults. What sets the zeroHouse apart from other prefabricated structures on the market, however, is its ability to operate independently, without the need for any external utility or waste disposal connections.

The zeroHouse can be used in many applications, including residential uses in remote or ecologically sensitive locations, as ecotourism resort units, or as living or office modules for remote employment such as mining, construction, or relief agency uses.

Well, right on!  Ship one on over!  THEN I'll never have to be without my computer for a whole day again!  SNIFF!  I don't know if it comes with a system for dealing with toast crumbs though. 

Hmph.  Nothing's perfect, is it.  Still, it makes for a nice little fantasy, doesn't it? 


  1. can you not hide out at a friends house who has power and a coffee pot...or take the little one to the pool etc...nine hours with no heat is dreadfull in your climate right now!!!!!!

  2. PMS compounded with the winter blahs is enough to kill anyone!
    You need a spa day! Yeah drop Ella off somewhere and go for a total spa me day!!
    I always need at least 3 of those items listed in red!

  3. I'm going to have to BUY a coffee tomorrow...wait...wait! I can make it first thing in the morning, and put it in the insulated travel mug! GENIUS. Still, I'm going to freaking freak without a computer. Lousy energy company morons who thought it was a good idea to change power lines when it's still cold out. Idiots.

  4. yeah, pretty much everything except the tobacco, right Pam? Ha ha. Sigh. Spa day....spaaaaaa sounds good.

  5. i think the idea of a pool day sounds interesting, but at this time of year, you can't find one of those open around here. unless you check into a hotel with an indoor pool.
    i'd be a little nutty without a computer too if i was home. i'd likely feel the need for mucho napping. and blankies.
    and for the record, i'm perplexed about the "no need for waste disposal connections" business. where does the poo go?

  6. yeah, good question---where DOES the poo go??? Maybe it gets INCINERATED!!!

    No pools open in your area? We have a YMCA here that has public swim times all week, but I really don't see me doing that. Or maybe I'm just too tired now to consider anything like that.

  7. i guess i should change that to say that there aren't any public pools around here that are indoor. you'd have to have a membership at one of the few indoor places & i don't even know anyone who does.
    maybe the poo is used for garden fertilizing. and then the grow their veggies in it.

  8. In late 2008 Hurricane Gustav hit knocking out the power for 3 weeks.
    People ran gas powered generators everywhere, until all of the gas stations went dry, and people had to wait in line in cars hours before the next storage tank refill. The food shelves in stores went bare until there were only a few boxes of outdated Stove Top Stuffing.

    What's going to happen if electricity all stopped for a month or 2 worldwide? My guess is, we're f*cked, plain and simple.

    The only people that will survive will be farmers, tribes people, and a few billionaires that built a secret shelters.

    Of course I could be exaggerating. Ah- but no one is worried. What's on TV?

  9. ooo...human waste fertilizer...aren't there some serious LAWS OF NATURE about not doing that sort of thing?

  10. I'm worried Bennet. I've been thinking about this super dependency on the THE GRID ever since that big blackout that hit us in 2006. Too much complacency. Too much trust in the unseen forces that fill our shelves and make nice things happen when we flick a switch.

  11. oh, you are hilarious, and I hate those days, but honestly, it is nice to know we all have them! (at least us normals!)

    Love all the poo talk going on too.

  12. ha ha ha...thanks, creatingme! We have lots of fun EARTHY discussions here in the comments section. Hoo, were there ever some funny ones in that irreverant POOP post too.

  13. i am on a diet and i have pms,not good,i would draw blood for a snickers bar and a spa day! that zero house is bloody ugly,i think i will wait for them to get a bit cuter,or if all the doom sayers are right we will all be screwed next year anyhow.

  14. Paula! I was WONDERING where you've been! Sorry about your diet--the very word gives me the heebie jeebies. Oo my whole body is cringing. You know how I feel about diets. Sucktacular. The zero house wasn't cute enough? Well, you're right--i has no picket fence charm, does it.


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