Monthly archives: April, 2006

New camera on the way?

OK, so a guy at work gave me another camera to sell on Ebay. I’ve been doing this for him (for a fee of course) for a while, so no problem, right? Well, there’s a slight problem, there’s no effin way I’m selling this camera, it is very close to my ideal… Yes, I had …

Back from funeral

It was as you might expect. Sad. It was good to see everyone although we all agreed that we would rather not have met for a funeral. The service itself was very nice. The priest did a good job and there was a pretty big turnout. Beth (my cousin) looked as lovely as ever. She …

Going to funeral

I’ll be going up to my grandmother’s funeral tomorrow and be back on thursday night. The whole clan will be there. I don’t think that we’ve all been together since my aunt’s wedding… 28 years ago. Too bad we couldn’t have arranged this while Gram was still alive… Isaac

Economic child rearing

On a whim, I browsed through the iTunes store podcast section, did a search under “economics” and found some interesting stuff. This particular thing I think many people would find interesting… One of my old professors from GMU has a podcast series entitled “Econtalk”. One of his podcasts is called “The Economics of Parenting.” No, …

Distractions

Took the day off from work today, I was in no shape to deal with the public. Part of me thinks I should have gone in, after all, I do do need the money. But random teary episodes are embarrassing, not to mention ineffectual sales techniques. SO I was looking for distractions today… Mostly it …

Bad news…

My grandmother died today. I knew this was coming in the near future, but I assumed that it would happen while I was away. You always figure that you’ll say goodbye the next time… Isaac

New music

I treated myself to some new music courtesy of my Amazon rewards. I heard a smoking salsa song on the radio the other day and I managed to track down the album. That was a bit of a feat as my Espanol is pretty weak. The song I heard was El Quinto De Beethoven (a …

Hand writing

I have noticed that my hand writing has progressively gotten worse and worse. That’s really bad since it was never all that good to begin with. I have started to practice writing again. I got a fountain pen and I even tried to write in cursive for the first time in 15 or 18 years. …

Immunizations… ouch!

And not in the way you think. After going to yet another doctor’s only to be told that they don’t have the immunizations I need, I was given the number of a place that does. I called them up and asked for a ballpark price. I’m looking at $350! And that doesn’t include the rabies …

Happy Easter!

What would you think would be the three highest attendance days of Christian churches? If you go by the importance of the celebration, I would think that Easter would be the tops followed by Good Friday and Christmas. In reality, Easter comes in third and Christmas is second. Good Friday isn’t even on the map, …