Monday, August 29, 2011

It's sad how oblivious we are sometimes.

So this weekend Hurricane Irene showed her rainy, overbearing self. Luckily, we made it through unscathed. I spent the entire day yesterday being completely lazy, because it was the first time in a while that I had that opportunity. Played on my iPad for hours, watched a ridiculous amount of pointless TV, and basically did absolutely nothing.

Right before it started to get dark, I suggested that we take Calli for a walk. It was absolutely gorgeous all afternoon. We made our way down the street, and about six houses down from ours encountered a man sitting on a chair in his front yard. We exchanged greetings and then he asked if we had heard anything about when the power was coming back.

Wait, you guys don't have power?

Haven't had any power since 2:30 this morning.

We had absolutely no idea that power was out anywhere near us. We knew it was out in other areas, but not that close to us. We should have been clued in when we noticed that the traffic light right outside our house was out. But no.

On a completely different note. We got a new TV. We didn't want a new TV, the earthquake decided that we needed a new one.

I got home last Tuesday (after the earthquake and a long drawn-out hour of not having any way to get home) and milled around the house for a few hours. Nothing was out of place so it eased me into a false sense of security. After a while I turned on the TV and was watching some random show. I didn't notice anything wrong until a commercial with a black background that I was half paying attention to, I remember thinking to myself "that's really interesting, they put pink stars in the background behind that car." Then the commercial changed, and the pink stars were still there. I also noticed green lines (Matrix-style, almost) running down every quarter of an inch all the way across the screen.

So of course, when D.Soup got home and I showed him, he started researching new TVs.

And, of course, that next day we had a brand new LED television. And last night I realized something that had been bothering me for the last few days.

Our new TV...
makes everything look like a soap opera.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Merrily We Roll Along

Things have been.... slow in the Soup house. I'm not sure that's the best word for how July felt... torturous maybe?

It was hotter than hell, pretty much the entire month of July. Not just here, I think it was hot everywhere.

We stayed in the house as often as physically possible, and grumbled and whined when we had to go outside. Even Calli wasn't interested in being outside for any longer than it takes for her to do business.

Noteworthy things from July:
  • Got my hair dyed. I love it.
  • D. Soup bought a bow and arrows. And signed up for hunter safety training. Awesome.
  • ..............................
That's really it. And that's quite sad.

Hopefully August will be more interesting.
*fingers crossed*