Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Ok, what the Sam Hill is wrong with the weather? We've had slushy snow falling all freaking day! Since when is October 29 supposed to be slushy or snowy?
Fortunately, most of the mess has melted, though it's accumulating on cars and grass. And to call the temperatures "unseasonably cold" would be putting it mildly.
I hope it improves by Monday, or the local kids will have to go trick-or-treating in mukluks. Sheesh.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
So anyway, there we sat, waiting for a northbound local train at
To make a long story less long, this inebriated fellow had dropped his cell phone between the train and platform, and was quite angry about it. So much so that he began yelling profanity at top volume.
That's when the security guard told Cell Phone Boy to calm down, and after the train departed, someone would attempt to retrieve the phone. Cell Phone Boy had some snideness to voice to the guard. Which set off the extremely petite young woman who was also awaiting a local train. If cell Phone Boy was 3 sheets to the wind, Petite Female was 2.5 sheets to the wind. So the two of them got into a drunken debate, standing face-to-face like cartoon characters, till Cell Phone Boy's buddy literally picked him up and carried him bodily away from the confrontation.
Before the local train left the station, we did get to see the express depart and someone from SEPTA retrieve the phone for Cell Phone Boy. Goodness knows if it still worked. But wven if it did, seriously... would YOU put a phone up to your face if it had been on that disgusting floor of the track area? EWWWWW. I say no way!
Friday, October 21, 2011
It started a few weeks ago when I tried to purchase a particular item from ThinkGeek, only to find that they were out of stock. I set up an email notification for when said item would get back IN stock.
The notice I just got was that ThinkGeek was discontinuing the item. BOO. So I went looking around for the same thing elsewhere, and found ONE left on Amazon. Not wanting to risk another "This item is sold out" issue, I ordered it immediately. And thus begins my Christmas shopping.
Thank God for internet shopping. I would much rather do my shopping at home than run out to brave the insane crowds, limited stock availability, and terrible parking that the malls have to offer. It saves time and gas, too, and the fact that the online stores are open 24/7 means that it's easier to fit the shopping into my schedule.
But anyway, it's beginning to look a little like Christmas around here. But just a little. I won't be shopping in earnest until a bit closer to the holiday.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In fact, I dictated this entire post with my voice.