January 04, 2009

So I was totally going to tweet this

But then I realized 140 characters just won't cut it.

Today has been busy.  I finally (after 10 days of snot bombs!) felt up to leaving the house.  Which I suppose is a good thing since I have to actually go to work again in about 30 hours.

I was shocked that Costco was nearly EMPTY.  I mean, there were PARKING PLACES in the lot.  We didn't have to stand in line at the checkout, either.  I mean, we walked right up and put our vast quantities of meat and some garbage bags and soda right on the belt. I'm still not sure what factors contributed to this.  It was 11:30 AM on a Saturday, normally MADHOUSE time at our Costco.  I'm guessing it was a combination of post-holiday malaise, hangovers, and too much holiday spending.  Whatever the reason, I was loving it.  Especially since Costco has been much more crowded in the last several months as people search for a deal. We even ordered our new eyeglasses at the optical department without more than a 5 minute wait for the dude.  The longest wait (not surprisingly) was at the gas station.

The dearth of shoppers was also in evidence at TJs, which was our next stop.  I was really surprised.  This is sort of a wake up and realign with reality weekend in Pasadena, with the Rose Festivities ending and people about to send their children back to school.  Again, I was glad to take advantage of the easy parking and short lines.

Later, we watched some of Serenity on SciFi and I realized I can never watch it again with the same appreciation I had before.  For two reasons.  1) I still harbor a grudge against Joss for killing Wash.  Seeing Penny's death in Dr. Horrible, and my non-reaction to it makes me even more pissed that he killed off Wash. and 2) Nathan Fillion is seriously Captain Hammer now and forever more.

Pathetically profound, no?

I have an awesome smelling pot roast (what little I can smell) going in the crockpot to use up some leftover Guinness and wine from Wednesday.

I had forgotten how much I love to cook.  It has been so long since I felt up to really cooking.  And yeah, I know the crockpot isn't really cooking, but considering that the best I've been up to for the last year or so, with notable exceptions, involves either the toaster or the microwave, it's a big step forward.  I even have some notion of making a few batches of jam tomorrow.  We'll see.

I have dozens of pictures to download off the camera and upload.  Stay tuned for updates on that, too.

Posted by caltechgirl at January 4, 2009 12:10 AM | TrackBack

I have always thought Costco and Sam's were totally overrated. Do you really get good deals on mass quantities o'stuff or do you just have to get out and about and shop less? LOL If it is the latter than I say it's worth it.

Posted by: c.a. Marks at January 4, 2009 06:02 AM

Glad you're feeling better!

Here you can't get into stores, they're so crowded! I don't know the reason for the disparity... just a different region of the country?

Posted by: pam at January 4, 2009 06:22 AM

Mmmmm...can I have the leftovers from your crockpot? There's nothing like home cooking!

Posted by: Pasadena Closet Conservative at January 4, 2009 03:19 PM

"Nathan Fillion is seriously Captain Hammer now and forever more."

I know! I KNOW!!!!

(And ditto on killing Wash. I watched "Knight's Tale" with the Bear the other day and when I saw Wat (Alan Tudyk) all I could think was; He killed Wash!!!)

Posted by: Elizabeth at January 5, 2009 11:47 AM

glad you're feeling better
hugs to you, because i need them, too

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at January 6, 2009 09:59 AM

I was stunned when Wash died -- not only was he my favorite character and I identified with him, I genuinely feel it damaged the quality of the Serenity story. Destroying the married couple relationship, the complex dynamic between him, the captain, and his wife, plus how he played off of everyone else... I'm not doing my argument justice here, but for days after first seeing it, all I could think about was new reasons why Serenity became a lackluster story after Wash. Not to mention how it loses the funny. Can't forget about the funny.

Posted by: Joe at January 6, 2009 04:49 PM

My husband loves Firefly/Serenity. I like it, too, but...my brain keeps whispering "Capt. Hammer, Capt. Hammer, you little shit..."

Posted by: Mrs. Who at January 7, 2009 07:21 PM
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