Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter. Sort of.

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I haven't been blogging much recently, mostly because after a day on the computer at work, the last thing I want to do is log in more computer time. I just can't seem to find the energy for this anymore.

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I like long weekends. It's fun to play hooky at the cottage on a Monday with Mr. Jazz.

It's much less fun to arrive at the cottage on a Friday evening, get out of the car, look at those 40 steps up from the driveway and say, "Fuck, they're gone."

Gone.

Buried under a waist high dump of snow. Mr. J started shoveling while I hauled myself up to the cottage to get the other shovel.

Did I mention the waist high snow? The snow that gets over the waistband of one's jeans and slithers down inside? Cryogenics for the nether region. I don't recommend it.

Over an hour to shovel those stairs. It's still fall and I'm already so over winter. (sigh)

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At least we'll be leaving soon. Over the hols we're going to Vegas to see a Cirque du Soleil show, then driving down to Palm Springs to wander around the desert (among other things, Joshua Tree National Park) and drink margaritas. It's been way too long since I've seen the desert. Much much much too long.

Ironic isn't it that the place I love the most in the world, the deserts of the US southwest are diametrically opposed to the place I actually live. There's something really wrong about that.
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15 comments:

Rachel said...

I dont have the words to say just how much I am WITH you on every point in this post. Blogging? *sigh* Winter? *GROAN* The desert? *longing*. You and me are soulmates, sister!

Jocelyn said...

Well. What do you know, babes?

I'm going to be in Palm Springs for one day these holidays, visiting a great friend. We'll be in CA total for 12 days!

I think I need to learn to crave the desert like you. More likely, I'll wish I could shovel out forty steps of waist-high snow.

geewits said...

Vegas? I know all about Vegas. When are you going and where are you staying and have you been before? I have tips on fun free things. You crack me up with your desert love. I know a lot of people love deserts, but I so do not. To me the desert is the anti-ocean and I'm all about the ocean.

Dumdad said...

Snow and desert - variety is the spice of life!

Jazz said...

Rachel - Let's run away to the desert together. Preferably one with easy access to the ocean.

Joce - Maybe we'll meet with a cosmic bang on a Palm Springs street. It seems like a good place to spend the last week of the year.

Geewits - Not sure where we're staying, but it's not in one of the mega theme hotels. We're cheap that. We're doing what we pretty much do each time we go to Vegas. Zip in for a Cirque fix and out the next day. As for the ocean. In a perfect world my front yard would be the desert and my back yard the ocean.

Dumdad - Personally I think the snow adds a little too much spice.

furiousBall said...

in the second picture, they did a much better job shoveling the snow

VioletSky said...

The desert just looks like warmer snow to me.

Maybe I should give it a try?

Hagelrat said...

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Jazz said...

Fuball - Yeah, I have to learn to do that.

Violetsky - Give it a try. Yep.

Hagel - Ouch. you tag hard!!! I'll try to get to that when I have a minute.

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Love, love the desert - we're snowed under here (it's been snowing non-stop for the last 24hours!), wish i was heading to th hot, dry arid desert.
Hope you have a super time..:)

Urban Animal said...

I love the snow, not shoveling it or walking through it or negotiating the slush at corners but looking at it makes me smile. Ditto for sand.

And welcome to my world, blogsburnout that is. I seem to have been feeling it for a while now. I due for a blogation :)

XUP said...

What's stopping you from going to the place you love most in the world? You should be there. There was once an online thing where you entered a bunch of information and it told you exactly where you should be living to be happiest and most productive. I should go find it.

citizen of the world said...

Yay for you, going to a place you love to escape the snow for a bit! me, I'm longing for the beach.

Gnightgirl said...

I still can't even tell where the stairs are in that pic--which I suppose was the point. I want so see the after-shoveling!

Ian Lidster said...

Palm Springs and Joshua Tree! Sigh! and double Sigh!