Monday Monologue #269

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The Wife has the flu so we may not be follow our normal posting schedule for the next few days.
  • This weekend was a not the best of times if you are a college or pro football fan around here.
  • Corel VideoStudio X10 has some great features. It may become the video editor of choice in 2018.
  • One more warm day and then we’re forecast to have colder than normal temperatures for December. Is it Spring yet?

Monday Monologue #268

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We had a great Thanksgiving holiday. It wasn’t long enough. But four-day weekends never are. We’re already looking forward to Christmas.
  • Someone scratched up the door of my SUV. Not bad enough to need to go to the shop. But bad enough to require touch up paint which I don’t have. So, the entire incident is doubly irritating.
  • It’s actually been warm enough the past few days that I’m debating whether or not to cut the grass one more time. I’ll probably leave it. I can think of much better things to do outside on a rare December weekend with warm temperatures.
  • I’ve ordered a few items online today. But nothing expensive. Unfortunately, most of the items we want/need were not on sale.

Monday Monologue #267

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I cleaned the oven on Saturday since I probably won’t be able to do it for a long time. It was actually a “good” day for it. It was so windy I only needed to open a couple of windows to get enough ventilation.
  • The weather men were not wrong about the weather this weekend. It rained a LOT on Saturday. And Sunday was cold and windy. It took quite a while for us to warm up after being outside for so long.
  • I scheduled some regular maintenance on my car on Friday. I’m hoping for a shorter wait than usual. Hopefully not too many other people had the same idea. The shop I use is not near a mall or any big shopping centers.
  • We haven’t rowed in two weeks and it already seems like an eternity. Its going to be a long winter.

Monday Monologue #265

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • It was much too cold and far too wet for me to cut the grass this weekend. It’s going to be awhile since there isn’t enough light left in the evenings when I get home from work.
  • I washed our car only to have it rained on with a really dirty rain. I like to get the road grime off even if some precipitation is forecast; but, this was one of those occasions where it was pointless.
  • I ended up being outside more that I wanted too on Saturday and Sunday. Glad that I have good equipment and wasn’t too miserable. But some sun world has been nice.
  • The new wallet I got organizes things more efficiently but I haven’t gotten used to it yet and am still having a hard time quickly locating things.

Wednesday Weirdness #264

I tried a can of the new Coke Zero Sugar earlier today and decided that it’s an acceptable replacement for the Coke Zero that I typically drink so long as there is a caffeine-free version. I try and avoid caffeinated drinks as much as possible. Otherwise, I have days like today where I’m still awake even though its late and I should be sleeping.

Monday Monologue #258

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Both our favorite college and professional football teams endured thorough beatings this weekend. Hopefully they can regroup; but, right now, it’s still kinda depressing.
  • It didn’t need that much; but we put water in the pool for the first time on Saturday. Its definitely been a wetter summer than previous years.
  • It was good to have my more powerful gas-powered trimmer back from the shop. I did all the areas I hand been mostly neglecting due to the difficulty of using my corded electric trimmer.
  • My weight has been staying around 150lbs since I gave up eating snacks at the beginning of last month. I knew I snacked too much; but I still didn’t think it would have such a dramatic effect.

Wednesday Weirdness #251

My car was not in the shop very long. It had a bad battery. Easy to diagnose. But, strange since the battery and the car were both brand new when we purchased the vehicle. And considering that it worked fine for almost a year. Its fixed now. Anyway, its fixed now I have my preferred vehicle back.

Wednesday Weirdness #243

Today I experienced an epic fail on the part of someone that will probably be irritating me for weeks since I’m the one who whose daily life will be disrupted. I’m aggravated, frustrated and angry all at the same time. A year from now it won’t be a big deal. But, for the next few weeks, I’ll be constantly inconvenienced.

Monday Monologue #243

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We had a great day of racing on Saturday. The Wife and I make a pretty good team mostly because she makes up for my deficiencies. And, we’re still improving.
  • Once again, I couldn’t cut the grass along the back line. If it’s too wet, it’s too wet. But its mildly irritating have a yard that’s mostly neat except for one area.
  • I had to call customer support for something today and, for once, the representative wasn’t in an off-shore call center somewhere. Unlike most of the calls I’ve made about broken items needing repair, the call was quick and painless.
  • We both can’t wait for Memorial Day weekend. Just knowing that next week is a short week makes this week seem shorter.

Wednesday Weirdness #242

One of the companies that I do business with now charges a fee to pay by check. Instead of giving a discount if you pay electronically. They penalize you for paying by check. The fee is big enough to have the desired effect and I am now paying online. But I will soon not be paying them anything as soon as I can get things arranged. Especially since there was no advance notice. Just an additional charge on my bill.