July 30th, 2007

interstate pi

Santa Fe

I'm planning to visit Santa Fe the first week of September for the Fiesta, as well as a side trip to the Four Corners Monument in Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.

My current schedule:

Wed., Sep. 5: Visit Four Corners. Be in four states at once. Maybe buy some Navajo trinkets.
Thu., Sep. 6: See the burning of Zozobra.
Fri., Sep. 7: Stick around for an extra day and see what the Santa Fe Fiesta is like.

Zozobra, or Old Man Gloom, is a huge, hideous effigy that is burned at the start of the Fiesta, and apparently it's tricked up to writhe and moan as it burns, symbolizing the ridding of troubles and worries before enjoying the festival.

The Fiesta itself looks to be very Mexican and very, very Catholic. Still, maybe it'll be fun!
  • Current Music
    TMBG - I'm Impressed
Land of the Midnight Snack

Our freezer is moodily lit.

Our freezer is moodily lit, because today, after many years of steady operation, the lightbulb in the top half burned out. Now it's all dark up there when I go to get ice, the only light coming up around the front edge of the bottom shelf from the lower half. It looks especially dramatic when I pull out the ice cube tray and the light filters up through the ice cubes.

So my plans for tomorrow, in addition to seeing the Simpsons movie and buying groceries, involve looking for a replacement bulb. It looks like a standard round lightbulb, smaller than the kind you put in a lamp (unless you've gone fluorescent), but I can't tell what the wattage is because the printing on the end has somehow become smeared beyond recognition. It looks like it's been flaking off and the flakes have moved around. My plan is to take the old one with me and try to match it.
  • Current Music
    TMBG - The Cap'm
crazy ol' man

Freezer pics

The freezer, looking very dramatic. Normally the entire thing is lit by a big glowing panel at the back, illuminated by a bulb.

The very ice with which I chill my drinks, dramatically lit from below. Like something from Superman's Fortress of Solitude at night or something.

Left: A regular bulb. Right: The burnt-out freezer bulb.