Interstellar Adventures

January 30, 2006

Doldrums

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 11:02 am

DOLDRUMS [doldrums] or equatorial belt of calms, area around the earth centered slightly north of the equator between the two belts of trade winds. The large amount of solar radiation that arrives at the earth in this area causes intense heating of the land and ocean. This heating results in the rising of warm, moist air; low air pressure; cloudiness; high humidity; light, variable winds; and various forms of severe weather, such as thunderstorms and squalls. Hurricanes originate in this region. The doldrums are also noted for calms, periods when the winds disappear, trapping sailing vessels for days or weeks.

When the most exciting part of the weekend is getting a new slightly used refrigerator, making a kick-ass Shepherd’s Pie and finishing Sunday’s Sudoku puzzle and the Sunday Crossword and beating Nick at a late-night game of Mexican Train Dominoes…well, what else is there? Domestic bliss…ahhhh…refreshing.

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11 Comments »

  1. Sometimes quiet weekends are the best, I battled crowds and heat and more crowds 🙂
    Have a great week.

    Comment by WendyWings — January 30, 2006 @ 11:43 am |Reply

  2. Ooo, sudoku! I like.

    Mexican train dominoes?

    Comment by Bone — January 30, 2006 @ 12:02 pm |Reply

  3. Listen to me: step AWAY FROM THE SUDOKU! You have so much to live for – a family, a job, friends…it’s not worth throwing it all away for those 9×9 little boxes. Trust me – I lost everything to Sudoku puzzles. It started innocently enough – my Aunt Barb got me to try “just one.” An hour later, I was hooked. I can’t go a day without it. I had to change my phone number because there were 2 6’s in it. I had to move because of two 1’s in my address. I stopped going to my job at 2555 Grand because…we’ll, you know. I now give $4.98 bj’s down on Independence Avenue just to buy the sudoku books from Osco. It’s terrible. It’s an addiction. Don’t throw your life away like me…

    Comment by JustCara — January 30, 2006 @ 2:17 pm |Reply

  4. I had a case of Sudoku once. Doctor gave me an antibiotic and some ointment. It was gone in a week.

    I wouldn’t say Lass is addicted to the popular everyone else is doing it puzzle craze, but when I mentioned I might do the puzzle today, my life was threatened.

    I’ve noticed there are also some variations on the pronunciation of the word Sudoku. It really doesn’t matter how you say it as long as you sound like John Bulushi as a Samurai when you do.

    Comment by An Observer — January 30, 2006 @ 2:45 pm |Reply

  5. that sounds like a perfect weekend to me.

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — January 30, 2006 @ 5:47 pm |Reply

  6. wow, you’ve been married almost a month and already you’re an old married couple.

    Just kidding. I’m jealous of the love you two obviously have. Enjoy it.

    But burn the soduku. It’s not worth it.

    Comment by Coyote Mike — January 30, 2006 @ 7:14 pm |Reply

  7. It is refreshing! How funny that we can love a life without drama!

    Comment by Jolynn — January 31, 2006 @ 11:42 am |Reply

  8. i’m going to have to try those sudoku puzzles. I need all the addictions I ccan get! lol

    Comment by Laura — January 31, 2006 @ 2:01 pm |Reply

  9. You’ve got to get away from Sudoku!

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — January 31, 2006 @ 2:26 pm |Reply

  10. Compared to my weekend, that sounds so wonderful. Your writing seems happy. I like that. I’ll be back for the Shepherd’s Pie recipe. Love the stuff…

    ~m

    Comment by michaelm — February 1, 2006 @ 5:46 am |Reply

  11. I love a quiet weekend! Yours sounds great…

    Comment by Marie — February 1, 2006 @ 7:40 am |Reply


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