In 2011, retailers started opening at midnight on Friday to have their Black Friday sales. In 2012, they crossed the line and started opening earlier and earlier. This year, in an effort to be first, a bunch of retailers are opening early on Thanksgiving day and some are even staying open through Friday. REI was […]Read More Opening on Thanksgiving? You’re Dead to Me!
I got out of work at 2:30pm today and went to Microcenter to try to find a Mac-to-VGA adapter. (I have two VGA-to-Mac adapters, but I need one that will let me plug a Mac monitor connection into a VGA port.) They didn’t have any, but I found a couple gender changers and put one […]Read More What to do… What to do…
My brother and his wife were away for Christmas, so we celebrated last night. We opened presents and had lasagna at my brother’s house. It was fun, but next year I’d rather have it at my parents’ house so that we don’t have to haul all the presents to my brother’s house and back. That […]Read More Christmas
I got let out of work at Noon on Christmas Eve, filled my car’s tank, and drove up to Maine non-stop. I got to my parents’ house at about 2:15pm…just as my father was about to go see his mother. I said I’d go along as soon as I brought my stuff inside. …but then […]Read More I just wanna go home.
Okay, I just want to say that having to work Christmas Eve is completely pointless (unless you’re in a retail store). So many people are on vacation here and at other offices and companies around the world that nothing’s really getting done. …and they’re probably just going to let us out early anyway. They should […]Read More So is this the 11th day of Christmas or something?
I kid you not, on three separate occasions while I was Christmas shopping on Friday and Saturday, people nearby started singing Christmas songs. I’d just be browsing the merchandise, minding my own business and someone would come up, look at something near me, and burst into song! Each time, I just gave them really strange […]Read More Stop singing, dammit!
Had Turkey Day here at my parents’ new house. Lots of the family came over and ate whatever…turkey, smelly cheese, veggies, pie… I like pie. Actually, the chocolate cream pie wasn’t too good. Tasted kind old. Bought from a restaurant (Cole Farms in Gray) so I’m not surprised. I found Newtype #2 at a gaming/comic […]Read More Turkey, Newtype, and housing: What would Tyrone Willingham do?
Well, it’s been a while since I updated the ol’ blog…so I’ll do it now instead of going to bed. I didn’t end up leaving until late. Once I knew that I’d have little chance to surprise my mother at the glass studio, I decided not to rush things and watched some TV and puttered […]Read More The last time we saw our hero…