There are days, make that many days, that I dread being a homeowner. If the air conditioner wasn’t enough of a pain in the ass, yesterday I was delivered another kick in the nuts — a $145 water/sewer bill. This bill is $120 more than last month’s and I though that last month’s was higher than it should have been. Now I need to figure out why my “Sewer Usage” for the month was $99 (a $75 increase) and my consumption was 10 CCF than the previous reading.
I can tell you that it’s not because I’ve been watering my lawn. If you’ve been to my house you’d already know that.
Hello Jambalaya My Old Friend
With a withering green pepper and some thawed chicken in the refrigerator and an aging onion hanging from my vegetable basket I thought it would be a good idea to drop by Kroger on my way home for some sausage. (note: I did not say andouille sausage because Kroger’s andouille is crap. I could have stopped at the Publix on Ponce but feared that I might have seen my friend Betsy out on a 10, 15, 20 mile run and that would have made me feel like the sloth that I have become.) Even though my recipe is a derivative of King Emeril’s no one will accuse me of being cajun. Having said that I must admit that my jambalaya makes me one motherfucking happy camper.
For a brief period it even helped me forget that I have been delivered a $145 water bill.
I also picked up another amazing loaf of bread (a rosemary, olive oil round) while I was in Kroger, and it was even on clearance for $1.79 (originally $3.49)! Carbs are evil and I am on a crusade to rid the world of them by consuming as much as I can.
ITP Flickr Pic
I wish that I had Photoshop (and the necessary skills) to take a picture of my wallet and the money which is flying from it. Instead I will show a picture of a beer keg.
I could use a stiff drink.
Mondays Feel Funny Without Gordon
For the first time in a few months I was without Hell’s Kitchen. Why did you let the season end before the start of “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares?” You Donkey! What’s a person to do? Turn to the internets of course. Too frustrated and depressed from the water bill I chose not to read and/or learn but instead to try to catch up on the many podcasts which are occupying space on my hard drives. More and more I find myself turning to the internet for my entertainment, and this is all legal stuff as well.
CD Pick Of The Week
These are the days that I wish I had more money (or at least didn’t have to send so much to the Government). Look at the list of artists I like that have material being released
The Flaming Lips (concert footage / dvd)
The New Pornographers
There are also a couple of bands whose music I don’t have much history with that also have new releases on the shelves
Minus The Bear
I can’t pick just one of these. Certainly there must be at least one thing in that list that interests you.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – I want to run away
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing M.I.A. — “Boyz” (btw- if you trash the new Rilo Kiley don’t go telling me that M.I.A.’s stuff is good)
Website Of The Day – By Your Friend A Drink — and we all know how friendly I can be. Besides, $145 is 29 Beer Units that I can no longer purchase.
Exercise (b)Log – does questioning one’s existence count as exercise?
Monthly Mileage – 7 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Get my first Ruby / Ruby on Rails program written
3) Lose 5 pounds (if at first, second, third, fourth, you don’t succeed….)