Friday, December 26, 2008

When Texas Comes to Colorado Part 2

Five days and counting.

Following a small and quiet Christmas, we will be ringing in the new year with big and loud.

ScooterGirl and The Marine are making their way from sunny Texas help us celebrate the New Year. It will be great to have them back in the 'hood. Lot of laughter and fun to start 2009.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ebeneezer Grinch

What an amazing thing.

I met the Grinch today.

Who knew he lived here?

And drives a Dodge Sprinter Van?

I headed out to run an errand at lunch time. As I got out of my car and headed to the store, I spotted a gentleman getting out of his white sprinter van. He had jeans and jean jacket on, a black knit hat, and a long fluffy white beard.

I chuckled to myself, who knew Santa drove a Sprinter Van?

We hit the door to the store at about the same time. I smiled and gave him a cheery hello. Then I asked "do you get a lot of second looks from little kids this time of year?"

I swear I used my best, cheerful, friendly, making small talk with strangers voice.

He never stopped moving, never made eye contact.

And as he walked he said (and I quote, so please don't be offended) "yea that happens about as often as fat black women get mistaken for Aunt Jemima."


That's what he said.

I was so stunned I mumbled something like....."I like your beard, I didn't mean to offend."

And I am only slightly embarrassed to admit. I instantly got a lump in my throat, and had to fight back the tears.........I don't know why it hurt my feelings so bad, but it did..........

So there you go. Anyone looking for the Grinch............he's wandering around south Broadway in a white Sprinter Van.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bad Blogger

I am guilty of ignoring my blog.

My reasons for doing so.................. are lame and not worthwhile.

I could easily say that I have been busy with holiday preparations and shopping.

The truth is less noble, and a true indication of my obsessiveness.

The truth is, I have been neglecting my blog while I hang out with my new IPod.

An early Christmas present, my Shiny new Silver 120GB IPod Classic has been obsessing me and keeping me up late at night.I resisted the IPod craze for as long as possible. But as a music lover, obsessed with having the right music for the right moment............well I got tired of dragging out my enormous CD binder and flipping through it to find "just the right CD".

After a YEAR or so of online and other research, I decided on the the IPod Classic, 120GB so I could upload ALL my CD's with room to grow..........

However, no one warned me (thanks, guys at work) about the "IPod Download Syndrome" where One becomes obsessed with downloading (uploading?) all One's current CD's. Oh.... and that process is not good enough.....One must download the album artwork. And if ITunes doesn't have it, then One must roam around on Amazon or elsewhere, to find the album artwork, copy the picture, and then drag it over to the little box ITunes provides for such things.


One becomes obsessed with creating playlists, apparently, my new hobby. This is the new version of the old process of loading 6 CD's into your six-pack CD player and hitting "random play".

THEN, creating playlists is not good enough for my obsessive self. I must mull and wax eloquent when naming my playlists. My current listing, in random order: Class of 77, Crooners, Harry, Like Butter, Relax, and Tequila.

Why can't I be normal?

Just to add final insult to injury, ITunes and IPods now have the "Genius" program, whereby you let Apple in on what is on your list, tell them a favorite song, and then THEY create a playlist for you based on that song.

This function will no doubt lead to hours of critiquing Apple's prowess.

So there you go.................all you regular readers, who wonder where I've been.

IPOD OBSESSED.................

But so far the stats are............1709 songs, 161 albums, 4.9 days, and 39.94GB of music.

What a weak collection.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I Want My New Fiesta Color!!!

Where is my new fiesta color? They promised us Chocolate Fiesta in November.

Where is it????
I'm obsessed and I want it now. Non Fiesta addicts don't understand and I don't expect you to.
But those of us who are NEEEEED our new color.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Best Movie Lines

Mother Nature to Santa Claus in "Santa Clause 2"

"Don't mess with me, I'm Pre-El Nino"

Blue in Colorado

See all the pretty blue? That translates to white.
We are getting walloped. Hurray.
Love me some snow.

I'm Baaack.

How unbelievably dependent on technology we are.

Last week, during my days off, I experienced my first Windows Vista "issue". Woke up to find my laptop wouldn't boot.

Spent an hour or so talking to "Ronald" from Manila. We set a restore point and all was well.

Next day, same booting to be found. Long story short..............learned a good lesson about backing up my photos............and had to do a factory restart. Finally by Friday night we were back in business...........

Then the Internet went down. Out all weekend. Comcast restarted us over and over to no available. They told me the modem was toast. We set up an appointment to have them show up and replace the modem tomorrow. But when I got home tonight we are up and running.

It's like magic.

We will not be holding our breath. MAYBE we are back in business. We shall see.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Back Soon

Had six days off in a row. Got very relaxed.

However, there is always a price to pay when I get back to work.

Almost back soon.


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