Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A Few Things
1. We have a roof turbine vent in our new apartment and while I appreciate the fact that our attic will not be acquiring any mold while it is spinning, I find it cruel. Why the anger at an inanimate piece of aluminum, you ask? I greatly dislike the roof turbine vent because when it spins in the wind, it sounds remarkably like dog tags clinking when a dog is licking itself. This sound makes me sad because not only does it remind me of my loyal Mocha (pictured above...probably after a dip in the pond, with my nephew Noah) who passed away at age 18 this past October, but it also reminds me daily that we cannot have a dog in this apartment. We can have a cat. And we will have a cat just as soon as we have some money to pay for one. But everyone knows there is a loyalty to a dog's manner that cannot be reproduced by a cat (not that a cat would care enough to try). Being around our family dogs, Rascal and Malina, during our month-long intermission at home made me realize just how much I had been missing dogs in my life. So, since we are in this apartment (which I love aside from the dog thing) for the next 15 months, we will get a cat, we will love said cat, and I will try like hell to make some friends with dogs -- because dogs are just something I need in my life.
*The link above is meant solely to show you what the heck I'm talking about, not to advertise in any way. In fact, I suggest that you don't buy a roof turbine vent because it will sound like a dog licking itself and it will make you sad.
2. I experienced my first tornado sirens on Sunday night. The sirens and the accompanying winds were terrifying. I'm a northeastern girl, I don't like Tornadoes!
3. I love to knit. I love to knit just to knit. I have no pattern for what I'm doing now, just throwing in random cable stitches here and there. And I don't know if I will even keep this. I may just rip it up but at least I have something to do with my hands.
4. Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite meals of all time. It is time consuming but oh so good, and the leftovers are just as delicious, if not more delicious.
5. I miss you all!