December 26th, 2014

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Alas, K-mart was sold out of the three-piece speaker systems I wanted. They had the two piece of the same make, but that's pretty much what I've already got now that my bass speaker has crapped out, and there'd be no point in spending twenty bucks just to replicate what I've already got and want to get rid of. I suppose I could order a set from the store's web site, but I've never trusted the security of my computer, or the competence of K-mart's online ordering system. I suppose I'll just wait until the store has them in stock again.

Safeway had their 14-pack of donuts for five bucks in stock today, for the first time in months, so I bought some. It was probably a mistake. I had forgotten how revoltingly sweet the frosting on Safeway donuts is. I ate one when I got home, and now I'm wondering how I'll ever finish the other 13. I'll probably have to see if I can get nephews to eat them for me. Too bad cats don't like donuts. Cats are more readily available than nephews.

Speaking of cats, Portia just dropped a real stinker in the litter box. I'll have to clean it out right now, before I'm asphyxiated.

Okay. A few minutes to let the room air out (at least as well as it can when the windows are all closed against the cold) and I can call off the alert. I didn't even have to wear my hazmat suit, though I must say I could have used a gas mask.

It felt very cold most of the day today, but surprisingly it feels a bit warmer this evening. It won't last, though. The long range forecast has been adjusted and after tomorrow night every night for the next week the temperature is expected to dip below freezing. In fact even now there is a frost advisory in effect in the valley, and it's bound to be colder up here than it is down there. It looks as though we're going to get a very chilly New Year holiday.

The waxing moon is getting brighter, but the night is still pretty dark. Once the moon sets there should be a good view of the stars, but I'll probably be asleep by then. It's too cold to go out and watch the sky anyway. Besides, I'm feeling queasy from that disgustingly sweet donut I ate, and I'll probably just try to sit quietly until the urge to chunder goes away. That could be quite a while. But at least now I don't have to decide what to eat for dinner. Nothing at all sounds like the best choice.