Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Alright everybody, close down the DFW airport - it is SUPERBOWL TIME IN DALLAS! - really??


Alright, first of all Superbowl XLV is in Arlington, TX, not Dallas, but the stadium is exactly in the area where the planes fly in and out. Hmmmm, let's not distract the dear players by ANY noise and let's close down DFW for the duration of the game. YEAY! I wonder when the different airlines and DFW are going to come up with the numbers of how much that cost them during that time, not to mention pissed off people who are trying to get away from all the locomotion (yes, I put "loco" in there), because people are going NUTS! The two teams arrived in Dallas yesterday and some TV stations decided to broadcast about this whole thing 24/7. Really? What about those people who just do not care. Me, for example. I could really care less. I already do not like going to the mall on the weekends due to the loads of people who push (or roll) themselves through the aisles to get a good steal or just to spend $1,200 on a pair of shoes or on a purse. Wednesday morning is a great time to shop or Thursday morning - there is nobody there and you do not have to wait in line to purchase your new sneakers or workout apparel ;-). (Yup, I said it. I mostly buy those things due to my profession, but also so I do not end up rolling myself through the aisles at the mall, because I live a rather healthy lifestyle.) Anyway, got a little bit off topic there, didn't I? Oops. I apologize.
Alright, so back to the topic. Superbowl XLV. This Sunday. Hmm. I decided not to leave the house, unless I ABSOLUTELY have to. I mean, I have to kick some ass in the morning in class and then some normal PT, and my own workout, but other than that, I plan on moping around the house and stay in. Yes. I can be super-boring sometimes. But I really prefer that to getting pissed off at other people who do decide to throw themselves into a situation which is going to aggravate them (and they know it beforehand), and share that joy with two million other people who want to see a team of people which is made up of overweight people and then others who can run really fast with a nice behind try to get a ball to the other side of the field. That's all I know about football. JK, I know a little more. ;-) Alright that's my two cents on the "super" Bowl. LOL
This week the forecast people were warning about the "cold front" coming here. I did not think it was going to be bad. I was wrong. Last night was fine. This morning I had my normal 6am client scheduled and got up at 5am. Look outside, looks fine, little rain, looks like a little snow on my windshield. Cool, gonna be fine. Turn on the TV, which I usually do not, because I enjoy a little quietness in the morning and school districts are closed down everywhere. Usually that is not a good sign. Hmph. Last night I asked Aaron if we had an ice scraper, just in case. No. OK, so I go outside, armored with a spatula (LOL). My passenger side door was frozen shut, great, BUT my car started, so that is always good. Turned on all the crap in the car to make it warm and so on and scraped the ice off my car - with the spatula from IKEA! Good tools, those European things, hehe he. Anyway, the ice was really hard-headed, but I got it so far that I had a clear view. Cool. Outside, everything was squishy, watery. I went 20 miles per hour, I usually go like 35/40 miles per hour. So it took me a little longer to make it to work. My loyal client had just gotten there as well as I arrived so it was all good. Worked out myself after her and decided to head home. My car was frozen in place though in the parking lot. Great. Started the car, tried to drive - car died. Let's do this again, 2nd gear. Worked. Cool. On my way home I had to stop at a light and as it turned green my car would not move - booooo. Rolled back down a little in reverse (weird that that worked) and used a little more initial force. Made it through the light. That was super fun. Not. It was right by a fire station though, so if it had not worked I would have asked one of the guys on duty to "rescue" me - I am pretty sure they would not have minded. hehe he.
The gym closes down early today, due to the weather and it does not look like it is going to warm up the next couple of days, see the picture, temps are in Celsius. Cannot wait for the weekend, because of the weather, not because of the bowl....



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3 comments:

TheRealToddSmiff said...

You seem bitter. I think I'm going to write a blog about the bitterness of Europeans holding kitchen utensils.

Minchen said...

hehe he, now I have a picture on my mind of me holding a whole bunch of kitchen utensils and working on my car, LOL

Bastian said...

Have been in Detroit that week. A little snowy. And a german compact car on the drive way (or in the snow).
Visiting an American city of automobile industry and getting stuck with a german car seems to be somehow weird. Where are the SUV if you need one...