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for I am doomed never to eat Campbell's pizza-flavored soup. (Which has mini spaghettio noodle things in it.) The first time I tried, it exploded in the microwave, blowing the plastic lid off and knocking the can over, spilling an entire 10 oz. of soup into the oven. This time I wuz smart and cooked it with the lid off... and made it all the way upstairs with the can in one hand and my dinner in the other, before a stumble in the middle of the office floor made burning hot soup splash all over my right hand. Then came the instinctive droppage of the can itself, and, well. Clam chowder for me, and a carpet with soup stains I'll have to clean up tomorrow, since I didn't bring enough paper towelage up the first time.

On the plus side, liberal and quick application of freezing cold water means my hand has stopped hurting and doesn't look like it will blister. Also, clam chowder was good, as was Touch of Pink. It had a Giles! A young, adorable, blondish-reddish Giles. (The character's name, not someone who looks like ASH.) Kyle MacLachlan's Cary Grant impression got on my nerves something awful, but the boys were sweet, and the main character's mother was wonderful.

Bed now.

Where I devoutly hope it does not get as cold as it did last night, when with one blanket and a pillow insulating the window, and me hiding under two more blankets, I was still so cold that I dreamed about wrapping up in more blankets. There is the possibility that it wasn't so much nuclear winter as me having a mild flu with attached chills, but at least some of that cold was pure objective icicles in the air. Brr.


2005-03-02 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Reason # 435311 that it's more fun to read your friends list when you're not awake: I read your non-meal as Campbell's soup-flavored pizza (which has mini spaghettio noodle things on it). I was mystified.

I hope your hand's okay this morning and that you didn't freeze during the night.


2005-03-02 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Soup-flavored pizza would be an ... interesting... experience. Mind you I've had pizza that was almost the consistency of soup thanks to undercooking. Eww.

Yup, hand is fine, thank you, and the temperature is back at tolerable levels. Possibly because maeyan turned up the thermostat.


2005-03-02 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay! I really liked "Touch of Pink," and right there with you on the Cary Grant thing. But it had a happy ending! Happy endings gooooood.

*Snuggles you*

Hope your hand is okay today. Can you put some of that plastic insulation stuff on the window?


2005-03-02 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Hand is fine, thanks.

Possibly I could do insulation on the window, though part of the issue is that the window AC is still in place (because it's too effing heavy to move in and out of the window seasonally) which means that even though it's not running, cold air is still sneaking in through and around it.


2005-03-02 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)

I wonder if even taping like a cut open really big trash bag over the window and AC would help. *Pretends that own basement windows aren't so crappy they might as well be open all winter*


2005-03-02 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Might -- though the window frame is stained/laquered hardwood, so I'd be a bit iffy about putting tape on it. (Having seen tapelike stuff pull the stain off othe parts of the woodwork in the house.) But yeah, plastic sheeting of some sort could be a thing -- though actually the current 'hanging blanket' situation is probably warmer!


2005-03-02 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Maybe plastic sheeting UNDER the blanket!

I just want you to be warrrrm and cozy. :-)

*Snuggles under pile of blankets with you*


2005-03-02 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Have you guys ever tried that special plastic insulation that's basically like putting shrink wrap over your windows? (You put it up with double stick tape, then run a hair dryer over it to seal it up). The stuff works like nobody's business, and the nice part about the plastic is that it can go over everything, even AC units. I even sealed up a door jam in one of the apts I lived in.

With that stuff I've literally had rooms that went from freezing cold to so hot you could see water dripping down the plastic insulation. Plus it's not that expensive or hard to put up.


2005-03-02 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Nope - haven't really tried anything that resembles formally insulating the window vs. standing on the bed at 3 in the morning cursing at the snow and shoving a blanket into the cracks bewteen the inner and storm windows. ;-) Sounds like it's worth looking into.


2005-03-02 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)


2005-03-02 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)

I am doomed never to eat Campbell's pizza-flavored soup. (Which has mini spaghettio noodle things in it.)

Are you sure the gods aren't just protecting you from something horrific? Because, UGH. :)


2005-03-02 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah no, it tastes good. I've at least managed to taste it. It's kind of like a sweet-but-spicy vegetable soup.


2005-03-02 06:09 am (UTC) (Link)

You need hot water bottles.
I've mentioned this to several cold people lately - are they uncommon in the US?


2005-03-02 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)

...the hot water bottles, not the cold people... obviously...


2005-03-02 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)

I have one; it didn't really occur to me to use it, though. Partly because It was the kind of cold that wouldn't have been affected much by a hwb, except for possibly my feet being comfy, and partially because evn for that, I'd have had to get out of bed to go downstairs and get it. And it was that. cold. To thepoint where at one point I was lying half awake thinking "I should go downstairs and sleep on the sofa where I know it's warm... but I'd have to get out from under the covers to get there."


2005-03-02 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)

See clearly what you should have done is try to eat the soup in bed, as the nuclear heat would have cancelled out the cold.


2005-03-02 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)

hee! Yes, but I could not have watched Touch of Pink in bed, as I was using my computer's dvd drive.