Thing is, jambalaya smells up the house, and I'm not good with smells. I actually had trouble sleeping because of the scent of shrimp and spice. This happens frequently, actually... anytime I make a roast or chili... anthing aromatic.
So now I pay the price. Today it will be 90 degrees, but I will have my windows open to get the smell out. I also have candles lit and have used freshener throughout the house. Any other suggestions?
PS - if you tell me to use the blower vent thingy on the stove when cooking, I will only tell you to eat my shorts. Of COURSE I thought of that.
Eat my shorts anyway.
As much as I hate to see the hardship, I say... bring on the high gas prices! BRING IT ON!!!
I am watching the price of oil soar to above $70 per barrel today because of Katrina, in anticipation of interrupted refinery operation and delivery.
I believe higher gas prices will do us all good. Let's get some pressure on officials to develop alternate fuel sources. Let's do this hydrogen fuel cell thing for cars. Let's move forward with nuclear energy.
When we're in a comfort zone, nothing gets accomplished. So bring on the discomfort! The higher the price goes, the more we'll squirm. I understand this will adversely effect those who can't afford to pay. Again, that leverage will only help put pressure in the right places.
Meantime, a closed circuit message to those who can't afford higher gas prices: Bitch loudly. Make noise. Do what you can to get by, but write letters and make phone calls.It's time to begin learning to conserve. It's time to end dependence on oil.
Okay, sorry I got a little heavy there. Now a moment of levity.