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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.
OH COME ON!
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???
HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO MAKE MY COFFEE?!?
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?
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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?