Friday, August 19
another day in the life
woke up late (9). fetched the paper. showered. went to the DMN Spin-Doctoring session at the Eisemann Centre. arrived just after speaker started. aside: why bother announcing a start time of 9:30 if you really mean 9:55? saw an AdMobile truck - those oughta be banned before someone gets killed watching it flip ads. stopped at Albertsons (bought Diet Coke, pluots, cottage cheese). fed at Whataburger (BBQ samwich, rings) : mostly yucky. came home to unload groceries. message from Rich .. called him back .. weekly report's ready, okay to bring it by (he did). emailed a cousin, asked why lawyer won't return my calls: he doesn't know, suggests 3 other local attorneys (I'll call them Monday). emailed another group: the last signs are ready (178) to install. HayJax IMs if Beta will petsit Rambo, like last year (sure, whynot). went to Lowe's, bought 7 boxes of #6 screws for the signs. slowed down to 20mph through yet another school zone. stopped at Sears for a cordless screwdriver (it was on sale - woohoo) .. told the clerk [no] when he offered a 2-year warranty for $5 more. went home, noticed Robert's house really is for sale ($800K - yeah, right). plugged screwdriver into wall to charge it (9 hours for first charge, much less therafter?). email from a volunteer to install 33 of the 178 signs .. I accept. her family (she, husband, 2 sons) pick up signs .. the youngest meets Beta for first time, survived lickfest. decided to catch up on some TiVo (Over There on FX; 2 days of The Daily Show; Amazing Race reruns (I delete them after the first few minutes); 3 days of Tonight Show monologues; LinkTV's Mosaic)). Halfway through, briefly consider one of those $5 pizzas from Little Caesar's .. decide not to bother, drink some water instead. TiVo done. Time for sleeep.