Cabin Fever Crazed

So–I have been trapped in my house since Monday (actually, I was trapped at a friend’s house Monday night, but that’s another story). Why? Because Portland, Oregon has been under snow and ice since early Tuesday morning. And if you’ve ever lived in PDX for any length of time, you’d know that this town shuts down when there’s only one inch of snow, much less 6-7 inches. This “snow event” (as the round-the-clock news reports are calling it) has brought the entire area to a standstill. My trash can is still sitting on the curb, waiting to be picked up. Fortunately it’s covered in ice, so I know it ain’t gonna budge until everything thaws out.

Why am I telling you all this?


Because after two days of watching 24-hour weather reports (“Winter Blast” is my favorite coverage tagline so far) I’m slooowly going crazy from being inside for over 48 hours. Even a devout television addict like me found it bit difficult to watch a news reporter excitedly describe a six-inch slush pile in Salem for the umpteenth time. I’ve also been trying to watch some movies from my rapidly-growing DVD collection, but as I suspect like many of you, once I own a film on DVD, I have absolutely no interest in watching it ever again. (However, if it shows up on TV, I somehow manage to watch it then–go figure.) I did manage to watch some of the Alien Quadrilogy set I got for Christmas, plus Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes. I also did every bit of laundry that needed to be done, not to mention cleaning my oven. These are the only time-killing options left for me at this point:

If you have any suggestions for me to pass the time, let me know. If they’re dirty/pornographic/smutty, keep them to yourself, or better yet–write ’em down and try selling them online….

What I’m Listening To: Chunks of ice falling off my roof. Also: Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin, a compilation of his early hits. Can’t wait for the Kevin Spacey bio movie on Bobby….

3 Responses

  1. Anna
    Anna January 9, 2004 at 10:50 am |

    You could research the Democrat candiates and compile a comparison table based on how their past policies and current platforms will affect libraries, librarians, and the cost structure of library mending supplies. Or not.

  2. Sulkbrarian
    Sulkbrarian January 9, 2004 at 9:17 pm |

    –alphabetize your spice rack
    –play with makeup
    –fashion show for your neighbors
    –two words: spiced rum
    –burn CDs for friends
    –defrag your computer
    –allrecipes.com
    –bust.com
    –nerve.com

    ­čÖé stay warm!! it’s a snow…EVENT!, ladies and gentlemen!!! ­čÖü

  3. Sulkbrarian
    Sulkbrarian January 9, 2004 at 9:17 pm |

    omgomgomg kevin spacey as bobby darin?? YESSS!!

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