Monday, December 29, 2008

What do you do...

...when you're slushed in?  Not snowed in, that's impossible with the snowshoes and such we have around here.  But when the temperature is 46 degrees and it's drizzling, it's tough to be motivated to get out there.  No skiing, no snowshoeing...just a bike path covered with Slurpees.

So we did the best we could...I brought home the LCD projector from the shop and tacked a white sheet over the patio window and set up a ghetto home theater, using a laptop and some computer speakers.  White Christmas actually holds up pretty well.  It's a Wonderful Life.  Several Star Trek Voyager episodes.  So it's not Christmas fare, it's fun for Canoelover Junior.  
Then we made banana-pecan pancakes the size of Canoelover Junior's head. They were greedily consumed.  Personally I prefer banana-walnut, but we were out of the walnuts so there ya go.

Then we went for a run to burn off the pancakes.  5K in the slush.  It was actually nice to run without feeling the skin peel off your cheeks from the -22 wind chill.  I actually thought of running to the shop to grab a boat and heading to the Wisconsin River, but I was voted down.  Actually, it never went to a vote, it was stalled out in committee.

I have a bunch of boatwork to do -- installing this and repairing that -- but it's hard to get motivated to work in an unheated garage.  I've looked at garage heaters but I don't think I want to heat it.  Doesn't seem right until I lock it down with some serious insulation.

Respectfully submitted,

  Canoelover

4 comments:

Silbs said...

You are so wrong, so off base. Everyone knows that pecans are the delicious nut of choice for pancakes and that anything else is a poor, Johnny come lately, second choice. Come on, man. Get real :)

canoelover said...

I stand corrected.

Binner said...

Trying to think of the last time I saw or even consumed cakes that BIG! Holy huge Batman! Good job on the run after. Impressive CL.

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

are they pancakes or snowshoes? :-)