Thursday, October 9, 2008


There are some things you initially think you will never do. But then you realize that even though it may not be cool, who really gives a rat's posterior about cool when you are actually cool. No, I am not buying a minivan! I said that there are some things that you initially think you will never do, that is not one of them. I know I will never buy a minivan (not that there is anything wrong with it, of course).

But there has been a dramatic change in the temperature around here, it being Fall and all. This fact, coupled with what I can only assume are brain cell challenged folks working the off-site heating/air conditioning controls at my work, it has been down right frigid in my office. Yes, you guessed it. The AC is still pumping despite the fact that it is 50 degrees F outside. I guess they didn't get the memo. In fact, you could literally hang a side of beef in my office and it'd be good. "Yes, wheel that carcass right over here with the others, friend".

So, as I was mentioning, there are a few things that I never thought I would do, but I have stopped worrying about being cool when I am down right cold. I would previously chuckle to myself while passing all the ladies in my office who had their tiny little heaters blasting during mid-spring. No longer. We now have solidarity! I put in my request for a space heater a couple of days ago and it arrived today. Let the warm air roll!

Ok, why do I suddenly feel like an 80 year old grandmother? Oh well, at least I am warm.

I'll need another place to store the meat though.


Ed (zoesdad) said...

The meat will store nicely in the cargo area of your new mini van.

Anonymous said...

I had to break down and buy a minivan. So uncool.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Ed - I might need one just to carry around the extra meat. Good point.

@Mocha - Everyone does what they have to do. I am sure you made the right decision for you and yours. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...


I haven't broken down and gotten the space heater yet. Usually, in the winter, I'll bring in a ratty sweatshirt that I can use as needed. It seems to do the trick. I'm fortunate enough to work where a dress code is non-existent.

If we ever got a minivan, it would have to do one or both of the following:

1. be a hovercraft hybrid
2. be able to traverse water and land.

That might make it cool enough for me to consider.

That piece of meat has me drooling.

Anonymous said...

Space heater tomorrow.

I am not really sure there are mini-vans anymore.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Rob - I wish I had that ratty sweatshirt option, it would make things much easier.

That would be one cool minivan and one that I would probably own (if it also could go underwater with a submarine package!)

@MTAE - I'm hoping that by the time I would have gotten there, the species would be extinct!