2 large starbucks coffees and 2 crumble berry coffee cakes – $7.40 (and 700 calories a piece!)
2 hours reading around kitchen table, wrapped in multiple sweaters, scarves and long johns, squinting through the bleak mid-winter light – 0 dollars (0 calories)
2 tickets to see Children of Men, thus fueling argument over whether said movie is an indictment against British policy, American policy, or Western policy, and also watch Julianne Moore play yet another woman who loses a child – $14.00 (but many calories burned through
vigorous agitated debate)
4 beers and plate of chicken nachos with extra jalapenos – $29.00 (let’s not even talk of the calories…thousands?)
Returning home after third excursion out to discover your household is one of the 60,000 in the area with restored power from the wicked ice storm, instead of one of the 90,000 without?
Well, you know the rest.