Saturday, October 15, 2011
It’s not so bad
Today is a better day even thou my wife is smiling from ear to ear thinking, she has bailed me out once again. When I got home and told a story about my free iPhone that didn't happen; all she heard was $100. She stated the obvious," I would've ask to speak to the manager" but little did she know, I would've had to wait in line another hour to see him. She finally found a buyer for my Blackberry for $100,as one of her friend's nephew wants to buy it. In a little bit I will go to Sam’s and exchange the 8 GB iPhone I paid for yesterday, for a 16 GB iPhone, A pretty good deal, or as my wife says," What would you do without me?" I can see where this “chicken or the egg" incident could go back and forth.I left wondering as to how Sam’s Club can be that much cheaper than the ATT store.I can understand a little bit more but $100 more!
My day of relaxation will start with the Texas vs. Oklahoma State at 2:30 this afternoon, and when it ends, the Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers will start shortly after. We are supposed to squeeze in the movie “Money Ball" with Brad Pitt sometime this weekend. It's one of those all sports weekends because tomorrow it's the Cowboys vs. the Patriots at 3:00. My wife loves baseball, but I wonder why she picked “Money Ball." Was it Brad Pitt or was it because the movie is about baseball? We got dinner tickets and a movie pass as one of our August wedding anniversary gifts this year and my wife decided that this was the movie to use them on. In between that, I'm going to have to find time to synch my iPad to my new iPhone the and learn the in and outs of this new gadget. The life of the retiree can have its pleasant staying busy moments.
It has been relatively quiet at the forum this past week, except for the thread about the Advocate staff blogs. As usual, the topic turned around to be about all blogs in general. I enjoy the staff blogs because they are factual and informative, but I didn't know that they were required to write one. Perhaps it's their way to keeping the young staff writers aware of current events, sharpening their writing skills, and getting a general feel for the readers they are trying to reach. In his response to Geni's blog, I saw where BOstinks said that the best journalists are the ones that people vilify and the worst journalists are the ones everyone love. Really, it's not about the writing style, substantiated material, and persuasive style? I live on a different planet from the one BOstinks currently resides on. Then again, he likes the combative radio talk-show format.Another poster thought that others were the cause of people leaving(not him) but if you followed his advice the forum would be lively again.The forum does what the forum does.
It's funny how that works because one of the last things I did before retiring for the night was, respond to Legion's post, but I think that led to me having a dream about my old job. Things would be different today because I would win every argument about politics because my opposition wouldn't have time to keep up. Then again, I wouldn't have time to blog so it all evens out. I do miss that verbal exchange, the laughter, and the tongue tied answers that you don't get with the textual exchanges. You don't know if the person you're having a discussion with left of his own accord, or, because you angered him.
I would like to think that the recent rain cooled everyone off for a while, so they can enjoy this Texas version of the fall season.