Random Thoughts - Rodents, Whale Sharks, Mac and Cheese...
January is finally behind us. Can I get a collective WHOO-HOO? Now, if the winter weather would just go away as easily life would be grand…
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. I don’t put much faith in weather predicting rodents, but the whole tradition surrounding February 2nd amuses me. Who in their right mind thought it would be a good idea to pull a hibernating rodent from their hole in the middle of winter to find out if they could see their shadow and whether that would lead to an additional 6 more weeks of winter? I say leave the rodent alone, we can manage without him. Here’s my prediction - the first day of spring just happens to be in another 6 weeks. Coincidence?
Speaking of hibernating animals – that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past two weekends. I’ve only been leaving the house long enough on Saturday mornings to get a few groceries and then I stay huddled in my house for the rest of the weekend. I should be bothered by sloth like tendencies, but I could really care less. With tax season coming up, I’ve spent some of the time catching up on my business bookkeeping. It’s only been 10 months since I’ve entered any receipts, so one could say it was overdue.
In celebration of her upcoming 50th year, my way older BF (and fellow scuba junkie) is planning a group dive trip in March of 2012 to the Philippines for 2 weeks. She fears getting older and I should really be there for emotional support because that’s what friends are for. Believe me - it has nothing to do with the whale sharks or other cool stuff I’m going to see.
Blue Ring Octopus
So for the next year, I will be saving all my pennies in order to afford this trip. Please send me your macaroni, cheese and any other cheap recipes – I’m going to need them. Keep in mind – I’m not desperate enough to eat anything containing organ meat, tofu, broccoli, cauliflower or carrots.