Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm losing my edge

There was a blizzard in Houston, Texas a couple weeks ago.

It was the first time it had snowed there since 1977 or 1978.

I found that interesting.

I have been reading a novel called The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay.

It is really good; it won the Pullitzer.

One of the characters joins the Navy in 1941.

He gets sent to the South Pole to monitor the German U-boats.

The furnace exhaust vents in the sleeping quarters get blocked with snow, which kills 42 out of the 44 men staioned there in their sleep.

It occurs during the nine months of dark, and he and the other survivor go a bit loopy.

I also found that interesting.

So, I read my journal from the wedding.

It wasn't that good, but more of a just-the-facts-ma'am narration.

Except for one line, which cracked us up.

I described the wedding day.

I talked about the ceremony, which, as you can see, was beautiful.

The meal.

It was all quite lovely.

Like I you can see.

Anyway, after scribbling away about the flowers, my gorgeous bride, the ceremony, the calamari and the cake, I wrote...

"After that, we went to the room and hung out."


Anonymous Jeff Blaylock said...


BTW, as a Texan, I have to point out it does snow here more often than once a generation. Just not in December. In measurable amounts anyway. Here in Austin, we got our 8th recorded December snowfall since 1898. From my house, flurries fell, in the full light of a blazing sun, for 10 minutes. We called it the Blizzard of '09 (even had its own Twitter hashtag). Congrats again on the wedding and the subsequent hanging out, jb

12:43 AM  
Blogger k-top said...

I hang out every chance I get.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ability for a woman to 'hang out' without pretense is as good as it get's. I'm lucky as well Joe, my wife love's to chill. Best feeling in the world.

7:15 PM  

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