Since getting my new widescreen TV, I am torn on the virtues of widescreen video versus regular video. I am coming around to widescreen. However, it really does a number when there are subtitles. They have to put them all over the faces of the characters.
One of the funny things about Facebook is discovering the political leanings of people you had no idea. On at least a couple of occasions, I’ve found myself saying “Wait, you’re a Republican? No way!” (two girls I didn’t know very well but still wouldn’t have guessed and one guy I knew reasonably well but was a socialist back in high school) and on one occasion was stunned to find out that a guy I knew was (a) a Mormon and (b) extremely liberal. That frankly surprised me more than the high school buddy I found out was gay.
Verizon placed a $40 for “Verizon Wireless’ and Other Charges & Credits” with not much in the way of explanation. The description they gave, which was pretty vague, left me with the impression that this was going to be a regular thing. Like “Yeah, we got towers to build and so we’re passing the charges on to you.” Which is sorta the kind of thing you want to know before you sign a contract. So I waited to get my bill and found out that, whew, it was a one time charge. But it was a restocking fee for having replaced my phone. The thing is, I replaced the phone because it wasn’t working. I replaced the phone with the exact same model. I thought that was uncool and wrote Verizon saying so. They wrote back within a day and said that the charge had been removed. Well, it shouldn’t have been there in the first place, but I’ll take the result.
Shame on the makers of the car air fresheners who release different smells with the same color. I thought I was buying something piney but now instead the car smells like there’s breeding Jolly Ranchers inside.
I can’t seem to get the hang of the whole “going to bed” thing. I’ve been staying up really late and sleeping till noon. This isn’t very much like me, but every night I plan to go to bed around midnight and something gets lost between 12:30 and 3:30 and by 3:30 I start getting a second wind. I need to start taking my melatonin earlier in the day.
I was at Walmart the other day. The closest one is in Redstone, an hour away, so it’s a big deal when I get to go and I have to make a list and everything. One thing that’s always on the list is Dove Sugar-Free Dark Chocolates, which Clancy absolutely loves. The last three times I’ve gone they’ve been out. This time around they had a bunch of them there. But they were out of them as soon as I left the aisle. Clancy is well-stocked for some time to come.
It’s really annoying how people that genuinely like vegetables tend to believe that just about everything but vegetables will kill you.
I was eating at a fast food restaurant in Redstone the other day. The place was empty. So why did the group of loud young people feel the need to sit in a booth adjacent to mine? Seriously, they had the whole place! Muttermutter.
I’ve been making more regular trips to Redstone lately. I think it’s in part because the audiobook I am listening to got really interesting.
I think The Hangover is one of those movies that I’m going to end up watching once a year or so.
I’m on season five of the TV show Las Vegas. Sam Marquez, one of my favorite characters, is getting more screen time to compensate for some cast departures after season four. Unfortunately, I can’t even enjoy her increased presence because for some inexplicable reason they’ve got her wearing nail polish all the time. Boo.