I had a “working lunch” at a “love it or hate it” niche restaurant. I’m in the “hate it” category. I try to be flexible. It’s annoying when people pick places like that. I would much rather go someplace generic. The food might not be great; but it’s not terrible either. Now, I’ve added one more place to my “never again list”. I try and be flexible. But I was kinda taken advantage of which won’t happen again.
I recently purchased an update to software that I use for “70%” off. For many years, they have always sold it at list price or slightly discounted until sometime February when they have a great deal. Then the price goes back up (but not as much as it was). I’m sure I’m not the only one to have noticed. I wonder if anyone is upgrading when its first released.
After not needing to for the past 12 years, I had to hand wind my automatic (self-winding) watch today. With my new daily routine, I’ve become mostly sedentary (except when I’m working out). I move so little during the day that I can’t even keep my wristwatch fully wound! That’s life in a modern cube farm.
When I looked outside earlier this evening, there was a deer standing right on my sidewalk not 10-feet from my front door eating one of my bushes. It noticed me and we looked at each other for a long, long time. I hate urban deer. I know I’ll have some cleanup to do in the morning.
Recently, since we have exercise equipment at home, I have been working out before work in the morning which is something that I have rarely done. Amazingly, my works have been good. Unlike the times when I’ve gone to the gym. Usually, I’m surprised at what others are doing. Today, it’s what I’m doing myself.
I got two packages in the same day form the same online vendor for merchandise that were on the same order. I know that the items were shipped form from separate warehouses; but it still seems odd that they don’t have a more robust way of consolidating shipments
Going to work in the morning, I drive on a section of road where the speed limit goes from 50mph to 35mph to 25pmh in a very short distance. A well-marked and highly visible police car sometimes sits at the start of the 25mph zone. As easy as the vehicle is to see, I’m amazed that anyone gets caught speeding. But, apparently, some drives don’t pay any attention at all to their surroundings.
- Unlike The Wife, today is just another workday for me. I wish I it was a holiday for me. But, despite having worked for many different companies over the years. None of them have ever been in an industry that observed today’s holiday.
- It turned very cold this weekend. We had been having a “mild” winter for around here. But now we’re having more typical weather temperature-wise. It’s always dark and dreary. And now its dark, dreary and bitter cold.
- I had to unexpectedly get a new phone recently. On Saturday, I pulled my hone out of my pocket and there was a green streak down the entire right side of the screen. So, it was off to the phone store where I got the “economy” model. Which is to say it was expensive rather than super, expensive or super, super expensive.
- Our microwave oven was on its last legs, so we ordered a new one online. It won’t be here for two weeks. Hopefully the current one will at that long. It’s the over the range style so removing the old one and instilling the new one will not be a quick and task.
On Monday, I saw a driver make a U-turn on a one-way street and head into oncoming traffic. There were a lot of cars coming so I don’t understand how they got confused. There was far too much traffic coming for them to make it to the next cross street. So, they had to pull over and wait until they could make a second U-turn and go the right way. Luckily, they didn’t cause an accident although there were several near misses.