Log in

No account? Create an account
Banzai! - Weather, Or Not [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Banzai! [Dec. 31st, 2012|04:45 pm]
I got gingerbread mix! There will be gingerbread! At my age, that's the next best thing to butterscotch.

But I keep forgetting that today is New Year's Eve Day. I haven't even planned what my last meal of 2012 is going to be. As I have no mechanical noisemakers to use at midnight, beans might be the best choice, but I had beans last night and now I feel more like having pasta. Maybe I should make pasta fazool.

The weather web site says we will have some variety over the next week; some days will be clear in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon, and others will be cloudy in the morning and clear in the afternoon. They will all be cold. Welcome to January.

I'm not going to do any sort of retrospective for my last post of the year, mainly because I can't remember most of what happened. I suppose I could read my journal to find out, but I'm afraid that it would just leave me depressed.

New neighbors are moving into the house next door. I don't think there are any kids, and I haven't seen a dog. That means they might be a quiet lot, which would be nice. The illustration on the side of their U-Haul truck touts Rhode Island. It has a big drawing of a stone building in ruins, a smaller gray silhouette of that recognizable skyscraper in Providence, a drawing of a seagull about half life-size, and a small drawing of what looks like a shallow-domed water tank on top of a circle of Romanesque arches. It does not arouse in me any urgent desire to stick all my stuff into a U-Haul truck and move there.

Here's hoping everybody has a para-sail ready for going over the fiscal cliff with. Happy New Year.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2013-01-01 03:17 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too, and congrats on acquiring the gingerbread mix. Mmmm. :)

Hope your new neighbors are quiet in fact. Someone on a floor below me appears to have received a home theater setup for Xmas. Every evening, we're treated to the booming of special f-x from below. Fortunately I think they're not directly under me, or I'd be calling the building management!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2013-01-02 03:34 am (UTC)
Even if my new neighbors turn out to be noisy, I spend most of my time at the other end of the house, and when I'm in here using the Internets I could always drown them out with Pandora or YouTube videos.

Sorry about your theatrical neighbors. It's hard to ignore any low-end sounds thumping through a building's structure.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: saltdawg
2013-01-02 02:55 am (UTC)
They forgot to add lobsters!
The last illustration may be the state house. The first is probably the "Coast Guard house" in Narraganset, which was partially destroyed in Sandy.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2013-01-02 03:26 am (UTC)
Turns out U-Haul has the graphic on the Internets, except the small view of the tower at upper left was different on the truck I saw. It was white— almost as white as the gull— and smooth and had a slightly domed top. Also the silhouette of the skyscraper is missing from the Internet graphic— or maybe I just imagined the skyscraper being on it. I had a rather angular view of the truck from my window, and I haven't had new glasses in over ten years. My whole world is fairly impressionist these days.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: saltdawg
2013-01-03 01:44 pm (UTC)
No, I'm sure they had the "Superman Building" on there, and the white, domed building would be our state house; The third largest unsuspended dome in the world!

But the tower, if you read the fine print it kind of explains it on the graphic, but that tower is in Newport and was supposedly built by a pre-columbian Viking colony. Or the Templars. Or it was just some old granary that nobody remembered building. It gets a lot of play on the history channel when the do a "who really discovered America?" show.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)