Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday Night Potpourri

A new year and a full week to start it off:

  • Taste of the good old days:  With the economy and all, I had mostly cut out Starbucks visits.  But, with a $20 gift card from my mother-in-law for Christmas, things are temporarily back to normal.
  • It's January and our three year old wants to run around the house in bare feet.  Doesn't he know it's cold?
  • We've had enough rain in the last month or so that I haven't had to water anything.  I guess many places outside of California are that way all year round.
  • Wow, this is difficult picking a half dozen things to write about for the week.  I know I was busy, and we did many things we normally don't do.  I guess that doesn't automatically translate into something to say.
  • The first fog of the season has set in.  We usually don't get winter fog until January.  Out in the central valley it gets really thick.  I remember times from the past where I had to hold my car door open and watch the yellow line pass by on the ground so I knew I was in the middle of the road.
  • My old razor phone that I've had for two consecutive contracts now has been made obsolete by new technology.  My carrier made me stop in and pick out a new free phone.  Okay, now to figure out how the thing operates.
  • From the best selling album in US history, this song is such a classic, and upbeat music to boot.

1 comment:

  1. I had the same problem a couple of years ago. I had an analog phone, and was perfectly content to keep it. Of course, the phone company didn't view it that way. I didn't want to be under a contract (and when you get a new phone, another contract is in place), and "free" phones are subject to state tax (how I tire of the taxes and the police state in CA), and an activation fee. I always get those things waived. They're not "allowed" to waive taxes in CA (the state needs the money, after all), so they usually just give me a credit. But, free? Not really.