Delicious??? What the hell IS it?!?!

Snappy Mackerel... Yuck!

My co-worker directed me to this website today. The author, one Wendy McClure (a Chicago girl!), has displayed her mother’s (or her grandmother’s, she isn’t quite sure) 1974 Weight Watchers recipe cards for all the world to see. But if that isn’t funny enough, she writes some of the most drop-dead hilarious comments for each one. I nearly fell off my chair I was laughing so hard.

I know there were some weird fad diet foods in the 70s… but this takes the cake!

Or the Snappy Mackerel Casserole, if you will.

Click on the above image to see more. You’ll be glad you did!

Is summer over yet?

When I came home from work tonight, I found a dark, stiflingly hot apartment. It appeared that I was once again out of power. So I trudged out the back door and down the stairs toward the basement.

That’s when I realized that all of the units were dark.

Oh great… a power outage.

So I went back upstairs and opened the windows. The temperature today reached 93 degrees with a humidity level of what had to be 99%. It was awful. The place was so hot I couldn’t stand it. My poor kitties.

So I ran a cold shower and cooled off, then laid on my bed with the windows open, waiting for the power to return. No fans, no breeze, no nothing.

Two hours later, the power came back on.

I’m sick of this. It’s been muggy, crummy and nasty like this for most of the summer. Add to this the horrible drought we’re under, and it just is turning out to be one plain AWFUL summer where weather is concerned. And there just doesn’t seem to be any relief in sight.

Currently it’s 2:00 in the morning. It’s still 82 degrees outside, and most of my apartment is 90 degrees hot because my main air conditioner, when it’s overwhelmed with this much humidity at once, just can’t handle the pressure and blows my fuses… so I turned it off. I moved my smaller unit into my bedroom. At least I’ll sleep comfortably.

Seriously… is summer over yet? I’m ready for fall. Please. Hurry.