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.  

 Whale Sharks

 Pygmy Seahorses

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. 

Comments

R. Jacob said…
The states are getting hit with a massive snow storm just to make you feel better. I did a post today from a storm I went through back in 1967! I think you will feel better after reading it!
JennAventures said…
I incorporate broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots into most of my dinners ;)

Yay for vacation budgeting!
Brian Miller said…
what a cool trip...seeing a whale shark would be amazing...i think there may be a sale on ramen noodles....
VandyJ said…
Oh have a great time! I have never seen stuff like that. Of course, I've only ever snorkeled. Once.
Sarah said…
Oh man, that sea life looks amazing! It's funny because I just saw a Groupon (have you heard of that?) for half off a basic scuba lesson here in the Denver area. Your pics make me want to learn and eventually get certified! I think it would be awesome to scuba dive and I want to at least once in my life!

I know what you mean about staying inside. I so didn't want to come to work today since it was -9 with a windchill of -18 (F) and I had to wait at the bus stop!

Hope you have a great week!
Simply Suthern said…
I'm jealous so it's organ meat recipes only for you girlie. LOL
Raven said…
I'm too afraid of sharks to go scuba diving. I can't even look at pictures of them without panicking.

I'm pretty happy to hang with winter for a bit longer. But I like the cold weather and the fact that it's dark early.
K13 said…
You are SO brave!! That whale shark is ginormous!! OMG!!
Woot! Woot! I just wish the cold was done with too! I think Sam's has a sale on Barilla pasta, add a little variety to your ramen days ;D

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