Thursday, August 27, 2015
Blech. It's exhausting dealing with Windows 10.
So, Joe and I decide to take a ride over to my worst-hated-store-of-all-time...Best Buy. We both got birthday money and we were going to combine it for wireless speakers for the house. We were going to make the big purchase last night.
After waiting for some time to find a saleskid, Joe and I had rung up a few questions to ask the dude when he finally sauntered over. Saleskid was talking a mile a minute, but Joe and I seemed to know more about the product than he did...but that is okay. I didn't expect the saleskid to be proficient on every item in the department.
He was holding his own until he started telling us that we needed this product, not that one, because, that one was for heavy bass. "You know, for rap music or any music for heavy bass." That's when we looked at him...then looked at each other. Okay.....GO.
"Well, we like to have dance parties, " I said. "You know...with LOTS of heavy bass."
"I know all about BPM," Joe adds, "You know, Beats. Per. Minute."
"We have a LOT of people who come over just for our parties," I say with a straight face.
"Yep. Loud music with heavy bass, " Joe adds.
"Uh huh...." the saleskid responds sheepishly. I don't think he expected this....or us.
And we went on like that for a few minutes until we finally cracked up. Poor Saleskid. He had no idea that he had been had.
This is our new life with the kids gone--we go to Best Buy to mess with the help. They make it so darn easy. And fun.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Maybe it's a sign of getting old, but I don't wanna learn new stuff all the time and I don't want to join another site where I have to sign up, create a password and download free stuff that used to just be on my computer.
Poop. Poop. Poop.
Color me crabby.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Friday, I just happened to notice that one of the taddies turned into a frog just in time for my birthday. Now, if that isn't going all the way! Sheesh. Joe just got me a card.
A taddie that I thought had perished long ago, made a surprise appearance at the surface of the water. Still round-faced and sportin' a wee bit of his taddie tail, this guy was already busy sucking air and looking for juicy bugs to eat. And he is not too shy either. It is a rarity when I can get a good photo of a new frog--they are so skittish.
So, yeah....that was a nice birthday surprise for me. Takes so little to make me happy.
Mix that happy event with going downtown with friends, John and Betty, and it was a great birthday. We spent the afternoon strolling along the recently refurbished River Walk along the Chicago River, had dinner at an Irish pub, then walked back and enjoyed some cocktails along the way. What a beautiful spot in our fair city and what fun we had!
Frogs, friends and fun for my birthday---it doesn't get better than that.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Grace was the first to wish me a Happy Birthday....AT 4:30 A.M. I wanted to kill her except she is old half dead anyway, and when she is dead, I'm probably gonna wish she was here to wish me a happy birthday at 4:30 or 3:30 or whatever time it is, so I'm giving her a pass. Still....
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Well...until the stroller happened by.
One of his two girlfriends from down the block was going by. I could hear her scream from 2 doors down.
Anya's mommy told me that ever since she met Hobbes last year, they HAVE to come by the house to look for Hobbes if they go for a walk. She loves Hobbes.
Hobbes does not love little girls.
Anya jumped out of the stroller and asked to pet him, so I held him while she did the one-finger pet on his orange stripey side. That was enough for him. He skeedaddled outta there like it was a dog who came by to bite him.
Sweet little thing. Gentle and soft with the touch. Terrifying to the cat. Go figure.
We have yet to see Mia (his other girlfriend) this summer. I think Hobbes is thankful for that.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Yes, the photo is fuzzy--Em and I were laughing our hineys off as the 3 of them "tried" helping us hang shelves in her new apartment.
They turned out great...in spite of these 3.