Hey, all! Well, the plumbers showed up an hour EARLY this morning. So... mayhem, chaos, and I was washing my hair in a bucket outside in the cold, so.... yeah.
The cats are freaking out majorly. Dahlia has vanished. Dixie has refused to come in from the catio, cold waether notwithstanding. Fortunately, we put out seeds for the birds, so she has entertainment.
I HATE PLUMBING DISASTERS.
OK, I'm ... not better, but here.
Weird things you never knew or never wanted to know: Nobody ever questions the ability of ancient Chinese cultures to build The Great Wall, but assume that no American indigenous cultures could manage their temples without help. Anyone here ever find any indication the Chinese needed ET to help with the wall? No. Their shrines and temples? No. Ancient Mayans? Of course it can't be true that they did it on their own!
Yes, Hubby sat me down and said I'd like watching one of those shows on ancient alien influences on the earth. Fun to speculate, but realistically, if you can make crop circles with rope and a two-by-four? You can build a basic step temple without too much assistance. Even the great pyramids of Egypt are "stepped" --- the original stones cut to finish it to look smooth were a feat, but are long-gone, so we're not even sure about that.
So here's the conversation:
TVHOST: Thus indicating the mysterious ancient peoples offered human sacrifices in gruesome rituals of cannibalism.
Me: Or they killed some poor shmuck on winter solstice to ask the sun to come back.
TVHOST: All over the world, ancient monuments align with astronomical events. How did they know? What aid did they receive in perceiving the movments of the sftars?
Me: Everyone saw the sunrise and sunset, and they sat around looking at stars a lot because they didn't have TV.
Hubby: What is your problem?
Me: Why can't ancient cultures be smart? Nobody argues about anyone in Asia needing help for all these big temples and walls and stuff, so why do they assume...
Hubby: Can you EVER have fun?
Me: Yes. But this isn't fun. Fun is wondering how they used stone tools to work that finely on other stone. Fun is wondering what geniuses we never know the names of because they weren't born in modern Europe.
Hubby: You are weird.
Me: And you married me.
And on that note, my plumbing is being violated. And y head is cold. Still, at least we had water from th eoutdoor faucets without worry.
BTW, if you ever want to freak out a cat? Scamper through th e house squealing, "COLD COL D COLD CODL COLD!"with two towels wrapped around your head, an da winter coat on. I'll let y'all know when my scalp recovers from the hypothermia.;-P
Love and hugs!
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