so this morning i drove to work and did not almost die hydroplaning across the interstate, did not get to work an hour late due to a five mile traffic jam, did not break down in tears of stress and did totally get a full hour for lunch.
the thing is that after a hurricane or tropical depression or whatever crazy act of nature tears through the place, the days after are just stunning, the whole Carolina blue sky thing going on, a crisp feel to the air that makes a high of 85 feel really nice and not at all like you’re living at the gates of hell itself.
and right about the time that the weather will start to get muggy again, i’ll trade it all for the most arid of dry heats, the 103 degree, 3 percent humidity of las vegas.
and then when i get back from vegas, i’m on vacation until july 5th. and i’m not going any damn where.
anyone who wants to come over for mojitoes, come on. i’m not growing that mint just to stare at it.
BPAL content: totally scored an imp of Lump of Coal!!! for the non-initiates, this is a hard to find scent that smells just like a RICH GOOEY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE. screw cake. i want brownies.
it just occured to me that it would be very amusing to track down some hemp essential oil to accompany this.
speaking of such things, i was at the grocery store sunday night after j left and there were these two people ahead of me in line. they didn’t have a basket or cart or anything, and they both had their arms full of EVERY possible kind of junk food. chips, sodas, salsa, and a dozen krispy kremes. i told “xta”:http://singintomymouth.com/blog/ and il rossi about this the other night at federal, and i was like, they were totally high, right? and they both were like, OH YEAH. totally high.
i think if one worked the late shift at an all night grocery store, one would see many amusing things.
and speaking of j’s visit, we went on a walk downtown saturday, ostensibly to check out the progress on the “central park”:http://www.durhamcentralpark.net/ pavilion (which is starting to look amazing) but it wound up being a tour of all these lonely warehouse places that are so cool looking. i should have brought my camera. j asked me if i’d ever want to live in a warehouse/loft space and i think he was pretty startled that my response was HELL YEAH!
i am a wussy about walking downtown alone, but with j and the big dog i’m much braver, which is a lot of fun. i love my cool little city, and it’s always better and more intimate to see a place on foot.
on sunday j said, “i like durham”. given durham’s shitty rep, it’s nice to get that validation, that someone can see it through my eyes and see it as a nice place.