@mike808 Ok… young women in their underwear, holding speculums and pill bottles, on an exam table with stirrups, in what must be a gynecologists office (despite the eye chart(?)), with confetti, party hats and… a goat.
I kinda need to know just WTF this pic is all about!
@Barney@tinamarie1974 Who wants to waddle around in 50 layers to shovel? I will sit by the fire and roast marshmallows on the beach. Independence Day for fireworks and Christmas all month works for me.
@Barney@speediedelivery@tinamarie1974 Not everyone lives in the northern hemisphere.
I mean, I do. Today’s my birthday and we’re forecast to hit 100 degrees (stupid North Texas weather) but I know that at least somewhere in the world the weather is more reasonable today, maybe even chilly or cold. I like having a July birthday since it’s about as far from all the other big, exciting holidays (except 4th of July for us Americans) as you can get. And while I’ve never been able to have a snowball fight on my birthday, I’ve always been able to comfortably go swimming.
@Barney@speediedelivery@tinamarie1974 Thanks for the birthday wishes.
And now I’m wondering how many Mehizens (is that a thing? Like citizens but of Meh…) are outside of North America. Does Meh ship internationally? I’ve never pondered that before. Anyone else?
I don’t mind the cold unless we are below zero, as far as shoveling I am happy to pay a neighborhood kid. I do enjoy sledding, building snowmen and snow ball fights. I am basically a middle aged child when it comes to snow
@tinamarie1974 Thankfully, Portland ME is on the coast. It’s about 7 degrees colder on average than STL in Dec. Not too bad compared to the time we spent in Int’l Falls MN where it’s 25 degrees colder…
At least they have LOBSTER in Maine… In fact one of our favorite spots was the Porthole restaurant in Portland where they were serving “twins” which was 2 1.25 lbs lobsters for $25. That was some good eatin’!
@chienfou don’t get me wrong, it was absolutely beautiful. It was an interesting business trip. But the cold OMG, way more than 7 degrees - at least during my one week visit. I remember running from the restaurant to my car one night and I was shivering uncontrollably.
Then there was the middle of the night fire drill. Outside, in a nightgown for over an hour. I thought I was going to die. (Slightly dramatic, but I was a tina-sicle)
Blockquote as far as shoveling I am happy to pay a neighborhood kid
my favorite snow shoveling meme:
December 8 - 6:00 PM
It started to snow.
The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven.
It looked like a Grandma Moses Print.
So romantic we felt like newlyweds again.
I love snow!
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape.
What a fantastic sight!
Can there be a lovelier place in the whole world?
Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had!
Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again.
I did both our driveway and the sidewalks.
This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again.
What a perfect life!
The sun has melted all our lovely snow.
Such a disappointment!
My neighbor tells me not to worry- we’ll definitely have a white Christmas.
No snow on Christmas would be awful!
Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again
I don’t think that’s possible.
Bob is such a nice man, I’m glad he’s our neighbor.
Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night.
The temperature dropped to -20.
The cold makes everything sparkle so.
The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks.
This is the life!
The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again.
I didn’t realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape this way.
I wish l wouldn’t huff and puff so.
20 inches forecast.
Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer.
Bought snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 extra shovels.
Stocked the freezer.
The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out.
I think that’s silly.
We aren’t in Alaska, after all.
Ice storm this morning.
Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt.
Hurt like hell.
The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
Still way below freezing.
Roads are too icy to go anywhere.
Electricity was off for 5 hours.
I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm.
Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her.
Guess I should’ve bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her.
God I hate it when she’s right.
I can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.
Electricity’s back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night.
Took all day.
The damn snowplow came by twice.
Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they’re too busy playing hockey.
I think they’re lying.
Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they’re out.
Might have another shipment in March.
I think they’re lying.
Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me.
I think he’s lying.
Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it’s so cold, it probably won’t melt till August.
Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss.
By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel.
Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he’s too busy. I think the asshole is lying.
Only 2 inches of snow today
And it warmed up to 0.
The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning.
What is she, nuts?!!
Why didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago?
She says she did but I think she’s lying.
6 inches - Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel.
Thought I was having a heart attack.
If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow plow, I’ll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel.
I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I’ve just been!
Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow.
Merry freaking Christmas!
20 more inches of the damn slop tonight -Snowed in.
The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil.
God, I hate the snow!
Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel.
The wife says I have a bad attitude.
I think she’s an idiot.
If I have to watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to stuff her into the microwave.
Still snowed in.
Why the hell did I ever move here?
It was all HER idea.
She’s really getting on my nerves.
Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.
Warmed up to above -20.
Still snowed in.
The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!
10 more inches.
Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in.
That’s the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
Roof caved in.
I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not only the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass.
The wife went home to her mother.
Nine more inches predicted.
I set fire to what’s left of the house.
No more shoveling.
Feel so good.
I just love those little white pills they keep giving me.
Why am I tied to the bed?
@tinamarie1974 that’s the problem with AVERAGES. By definition there are generally outliers that are way off base! Plus the wind off the Atlantic can be brutal.
I’m glad you enjoyed the snow story. I have also laughed til I 'bout peed even after reading it several times over the years. Too many winters in the Great North not to see the truth in it!!
Boy this is cool, I just got paid, need a bunch of things for a move and just got an email notification at 8:02 PM pacific that meh is having a big all-day sale. Does this mean I should stay up all night, or that it’s almost over? Not sure what time zone you guys operate in, but I’m fucking off to bed. Good luck with your mystery sale, wish you all the best