Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sweetness, sweetness I was only joking when I said I'd like to smash every tooth in your head

Oh ... sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking
when I said by rights you should be
bludgeoned in your bed
Here's a picture of the card I gave Jerry today, and it pretty much sums up how I feel about Valentine's Day. I will admit that the lyrics from Bigmouth Strikes Again are a little over the top. And I have never in my life turned down a box of Bernard Callebaut chocolate.
It was fucking freezing in our house today. We keep the house pretty cool, 18C (65F) when we are home and 14C (57F) at night or when we are at work, so we are used to wearing sweaters and slippers, but today it was just retarded. Even the cutlery in the drawers was freezing. And the salt shaker. We kept cranking the heat up and nothing happened.
And then it started to warm up outside and got warmer in the house by virtue of conductive heat transfer, and also radiative heat exchange because the sun also came out. (That was me showing off everything I have retained from my master's degree in thermal physiology). So now we are not going to worry about it until it gets cold again.
There were 600 reported traffic collisions in Calgary over Monday and Tuesday. Considering the length of my commutes those days, I am very proud of myself for coming through unscathed.
And I appear to have fried my motherboard on my work computer. How come I have such a bad track record with motherboards? Do I have some kind of evil electrical force field coming off me or something? Because we went through 3 of them in less than 2 years on our home computer.
Happy Valentine's Day, you sweet thangs!


She's Crafty said...

Valentines Day is top of the list of my least favorite days. Although, we did eat hordes of chocolate at work. Since I've only been out w/ my so-called-valentine twice, no expectations there...and surprise, surprise...nothing to report.

John Mutford said...

600 traffic collisions?! What the hell?

mellowlee said...

I really love that photo! I am going to steal it!!!!!! Glad you are keeping warm now. I went out to buy some won ton soup and kept seeing people rushing home carrying single long stemmed red roses and such. Bleh! I bet they paid through the nose for them.
Re the motherboards, I am the same way with digital watches. Very weird eh?

vwbuglover said...

I also strongly dislike, no I really hate Valentine's Day. I rather show affection and caring year round than have Hallmark tell me when I should "do it". All that advertising makes you feel so guilty and cheap!
Holy Condoleeza Rice with all that natural gas just pissing out of the ground in that Rat Free Province,..just turn up the heat and spent some of those Ralph Bucks. Isn't natural gas free to Albertans?
How many mother boards is that now? It seems like you are frequently having technical problems with those computers.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day

Dale said...

Such a silly day. With a big snowstorm here too, deliveries for flowers today were mental I hear. Half the city wasn't at the office to receive their flowers. Awwww.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hordes of chocolate is the only eay to get through work, Serah. I hate being in a new relationship at any kind of holiday where gifting is involved. It's so awkward.

It's stupid, John. Way too many people moving here way too fast + a few days of snow = 600 collisions in 2 days.

Steal away, Mel! I love that kid's face too.
Ooo wonton soup would be good right now.
You wreck digital watches like I wreck motherboards? It must be our electrical personalities.

HA! It's bad enough when Hallmark tells you what to do, Bruno, but when the evil jewelry pushers start pimping their wares, I'm out of there.
You'd think we would get some kind of deal on gas here wouldn't you, but no. We have to wear sweaters like all you have-nots.
I slaughter motherboards mwahahaha!

So they had to deliver your flowers to your house, Dale? Where you were all cozy watching reruns of Definition? Sweet.

Leazwell said...

"Smashing" card!

Recommended ... highly: Ethyl M's dark chocolate lemon cremes.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

blech.. valentine's day.

however, i love your quote of the day and the smiths quotes.

Deb said...

That was the best post I've read in awhile. What a great card too.

I keep our place cold and, get this, Ty's always bitching & turning up the heat. So I go up to his room today (he's away all week) and his frickin' window's wide open. Figure that out?!

Hope you had a happy day...JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER DAY too! I feel better now.

Allison said...

I know I'm too late, but Happy Belated Valentine's Day!!!

Kingston had SO MUCH FREAKIN snow. SO MUCH. I couldn't believe I was able to leave for Van, but I'm here and its good.

Sorry to hear about your motherboard :(

justacoolcat said...

I wonder what Freud would say about your destruction of motherboards?

JustRun said...

Wow, how do you keep your house so cold? I think I'm genetically (or otherwise) programmed to stop functioning below 60 degrees (F). The only time the thermostat goes below 67ish is when the fire is lit. I'm such a baby.

Sorry about the motherboard- maybe it was just her time?

Toccata said...

My youngest student was given a fun Valentine's survey in school and then the results were tabulated and they were told where they fit in.

The questions were hilarious. They were also supposedly yes or no questions a concept my student refused to follow. He wrote answers out to each one including checking off the appropriate box yes or no but he added his own box and ticked maybe on some of the answers!

One of the questions was, "When you're with a girl do you enjoy what she is saying?" Michael's answer, "How would I know, I never listen to what they're saying. Why would I care what they say?"

BeckEye said...

I love that card.

Valentine's Day is horseshit. And I'm not just saying that because I'm single. It's like giving people a free pass to treat their "sweeties" like shit the rest of the year as long as they acknowledge them with some useless present on one day. Bah, humbug.

Barbara said...

Yeah V Day is not my fav either...

Keep warm Barbara B.
Does Gerry make a good furnace?

I just wrote a new post on the stroumboulopouli that involves everyones input if you care to comment.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Dark chocolate lemon cremes? Oh lord I want one of those right now, Leazwell! That's a whole bunch of my favourite things right there. Whew, I think I need to lie down after thinking about those.

You can always count on the Smiths to put romance into perspective, 668. Morrisey, bless his strange little heart!

WHAT?! He went away for the week and left his window open? Deb, I don't believe a court in the land would convict you if you took it upon yourself to murder him when he gets home.

Meh, motherboards hate me, Allison, I'm used to it by now. But I am so glad you were able to make it out of Kingston and actually arrive in Lotusland. You cannot keep a good woman snowbound.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think he would say that my random and senseless destruction of motherboards represents unresolved issues with potty training and a Narcisistic complex, JustA. Don't you agree?

I am Canadian, Justrun. And not just any Canadian either - a western Canadian. Unlike those wussies from central Canada, I have ice water running in my veins.
Thank you for alllowing me to alienate 3/4 of my nation.

Oh he sounds like a firecracker, Toccata! I'll bet he drove those tabulaters nuts!
Eva got one of those surveys at school and she was matched up with the boy that all the girls in her grade are currently swooning over. She thinks he's a nice guy, but fails to see the attraction. Isn't that always the way?

You are exactly right, Beckeye! I was having the same conversation with another friend today. She figures people need a "you fucked up" Valentines card, for those who cheat and then try to make up for it on Valentines Day. I agree.

Seems to be a consensus that none of us like Valentines very much, Barbara W. Although I will certainly eat all the dark chocolate cremes out of the box.

hilary m. said...

Ahh the Smiths, the perfect way to celebrate Valentines Day.

I had habanero chili flavoured chocolates! And some mexican guys yell "happy valentine day senorita" our of their cars at me.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Woohoo, V Day in Mexico sounds like a blast, Hilary! In more ways than one.