Monday, November 23, 2009

Random Thoughts on a FWOP** Day.....

I had a lovely guest post from my friend Lawanda the Warrior Princess, texted to me in frustration from the grocery store. I laughed out loud, read it to Hubby (he ignored me as usual), and said it was going to be a guest post for my blog tonight. Then I deleted it.

I have failed to win yet another of Pioneer Woman's giveaways. I figured I stood a good chance at least to win one of her cookbooks, since I ALREADY BOUGHT IT. But no. Rejected again by some nefarious random number generator. Don't you love the word "nefarious"?

I am in fourth place in Pickem, a football pool conducted by some people I don't know who are friends of a former co-worker. This is the final week, with 25 games on the line. I not only had to pick a winner for each game, I had to assign confidence points from 1-25, with 25 being the most confident. For once I went with my head and not my heart, and I chose UGA's opponent. And gave them a bunch of confidence points. It doesn't feel right, but there's $$ on the line. If we wind up beating Tech, I will happily sacrifice those points. But remember the word "confident".

I haven't heard back from the guy from whom I won a motorcycle that I wound up not wanting. He said he would sell it for us and send us the money. Hmmmm....... Hubby is already telling me to call him, but I feel awkward about it. I'm thinking about calling him and telling him we'll just come get it. And then sell it myself.

Our cellular phone company has just launched TV on the Go for mobile devices. Not streaming, mind you, but real-live tv in the palm of your hand. It only works on two devices at the present time, and it is time for us to buy new phones. Two of the twelve channels currently offered are ESPN and CNN. Hmmmmm......

We are taking our mountain bikes on our first trip in the motorhome this weekend. I don't know if I have ever ridden this particular mountain bike. We paid $40 for it at a yard sale. It's in the storage building, so it hasn't been out in the weather, but who knows if it's even in riding condition. I don't do much mountain biking. Hubby has even agreed to wear a helmet. The last time he wore a bicycle helmet, it was because he was on the back of a tandem with me as the captain. And he SAID that was why he was wearing it.

Hubby and I now have so many user names and passwords that we had to type them into a chart and put it by the computer. So now if someone breaks into the house, not only will he/she make off with all our worldly possessions, but will also be able to shop on eBay, pay with PayPal, pay the credit card to which PayPal purchases are charged, pay our insurance, check on overdue library books, download myriad golf courses to the SkyCaddie, manage Hubby's 401(k), and transfer money among the 7 bank accounts we have linked together. If he/she would please remind me which of the gazillion password combinations we are currently using for the bank website, I would be grateful.

I realized today that the Sneak Peek for the Georgia Gym Dogs is only twelve days away. I am a little embarrassed at how giddy that realization made me. The good news is that they are ranked pre-season #1. The bad news is that they are ranked pre-season #1.

I avoid Black Friday like the plague. This year we will be "camping" anyway, so it's not an issue. If we WEREN'T camping, I would put up the Christmas tree and watch football all day. I would rather pay a little more and not have to brave all those psychotic 4:00 AM shoppers. If I have just insulted you, I apologize.

I finished South of Broad, Pat Conroy's latest book, last night, and I may read it again. I loved it. Many of his books have a disturbing bent to them, but I loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved this one.


*FWOP - Furlough Without Pay. They actually put that on our pay stubs. As if the pain of having multiple days off without pay isn't enough, they print it on our pay stubs. Thanks, Governor Purdue.


KatyDid53 said...

The iPhone has apps that will let you store your passwords and user ID's securely. I'm just sayin'.

Maggie said...

I love the randomness of this post... you channeled my brain, to a certain degree!

And our house has a booklet of passwords and usernamess too. Wonder if this is the new wave of what thieves will steal in the future? Should it be locked in the safe deposit box, the freezer, or in the flour bin?