Wednesday, August 29, 2007
just think happy thoughts
i'm in a kinda bad mood. it is still so very, very hot, i can't really stand it. today was my husband's birthday and i was looking forward to having a nice evening with him - i bought him an expense bottle of Bordeaux (over $100) which i was selfishly hoping to share with him. but this heat ruined everything. i had the air conditioner on nearly all day to make the house comfortable so that i could clean a bit (just got a new vacuum) and then cook a meal to pair flavors with the wine....
BUT the heat is so permeating and oppressive the air conditioner made no difference. sure it was a bit cooler, but not enough to cook.
often we celebrate birthdays on weekends - so, i as a backup plan, i began looking forward to this ---until the weatherman tonight predicted the weather will stay this way throughout the labor day weekend. I HATE GLOBAL WARMING...its ruining our Bordeaux drinking.
i got both the wine and the vacuum from costco yesterday. the vacuum is a cheaper version of the dyson...it claims to not lose suction.....i test drove it a bit today (and, kathy came over and did more testing of it than i would have done even on a cool day. kathy vacuumed so much, i couldn't stop sweating..... explain that!!). anyway, both kathy and i agreed, the vacuum isn't that good. it might not lose suction --BUT, that's only because it hasn't any. it just didn't pick up like it should. i used to have an electrolux until i killed it. then i got another one - killed it too. and so on, for several generations of them. then i bought a small but powerful hepa vacuum from costco last year. it was pretty good, but it refuses to come out of the closet now- it bit the dust too(get it? - dust-).
the only thing i can say in this new vacuum cleaner's defense.... is that at one point, kathy was trying to vacuum up dried and aged paint that's stuck firmly into our carpet. (like i say about kathy, she is a really good sport). anyway, nothing would have worked on that paint. i tried cutting that out with an exacto blade before - and it is still there.
i also have a few bleach spills from many other experiments in art making. at the end of the day, i was ready to throw out the house and buy a new one. but if that wwere to actually happen.....i think the new one would have to be located in the Arctic, so that maybe THEN, i could cook and drink Bordeaux.