Monday, October 23, 2006

Finally a new posting

I’ve been really busy knitting for the Holidays and for just for myself. The blue scarf is for me. The white scarf is for me. The red scarf is a Bday gift.

I'm happy to report that the roof is finally finished. Rob and I agree: The job they did = good. The Customer NO Service = Bad. It's a wonder they stay in business. To tide you over, here are some pictures of the living room, until we get pictures of the roof. It's our new TV, the first fire for fall and the general living room.

This was an exciting weekend. Michigan won again and it was also games 1 and 2 of the World Series, go Tigers!
On Sunday we went over to Liz and Adam’s and carved pumpkins. I don’t think we realized what we were in for when we saw that they were such serious pumpkin carvers! We had a blast and had a super yummy dinner! All of our pumpkins turned out great and it was rely really fun. Rob's is bat and mine is cat. I can't wait for next year.
We’re both going to be busy at work this week, but we really need to get busy on the cabinet shuffling we have going on in the basement. Rob is fixing the cabinets that he taking out of the garage and re-fitting them to go in the basement. We’re in a painting process now and then we have fancy new handles to install too. I’ll show pictures when it’s finally done.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

So much time...

I just realized it’s been a while since I last posted. Things have been really busy. My sister came to visit us last weekend. I love have guests in town, but it just always makes me sad that she doesn’t live closer. We spent all day shopping on Friday and I don’t think that we are very good for each other’s pocketbooks. While Rob says “Al, do you really need that?” she says, 'That's cool, you should buy it.” It’s nice to have someone other than your husband to shop with.

Believe it or not the roofers are still not done. Real classy, I know. Sure a day and a half job is now looking like a week and a half. No problem. I don’t think we have the views that we had hoped for, but it could be worse. I'll ppost something when the skylights finally get installed.

In more exciting news, if you are interested in FREE HDTV you may want to read on. Rob and I have been looking at LCD Tvs for a long time. We wanted something slim that would fit in our living room and look sleek and not take over. Not doing the research that we should have, we decided to buy a 32 inch Phillips LCD Tv. Note: when a tv says that is it is HDTV ready, it means that you still need to plug it into the fancy set top cable box. If you want to bypass fancy cable and get the HDTV over the airwaves, you will have to have a separate tuner. So we take the HD ‘not so” ready tv back and order an off brand 32inch LCD with an internal tuner (turns out, I think a 32 inch is too big). I am now watching the Tigers game in HD for free!

Also, did you see that Google bought youtube? It’s great that google wants to buy that lawsuit waiting to happen. I also read last night that the google brats bought the garage that they started their search engine in to preserve it for their legacy. In Rob’s words. “shouldn’t someone else be responsible for preserving your legacy? Can you really do that yourself?”

We are also both sick. And so is my sister. humph!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Seriously Starbucks, Mitch Albom? – Rant for the Day

I go to Starbucks for these reasons and these reasons only.
1. I have no cash and need to pay with a credit card.
2. I have a gift card that I am trying to use up.

If you put a Charbucks next to an independent coffee shop, I will go to the ind shop hands down, every single time. I like the taste of the espresso better, I like the level or service better, and I love how they put the froth on the top of my latte and make a leaf design in it. It makes me happy. I can’t stand the people who order the most difficult drink just because they can. Double Maple nonfat 200 degree Chai Latte with one squirt, – Get Real and Get over yourself!

This morning I had a gift card to Starbucks so I stopped for a pumpkin spice latte. Right there in the center aisle was a display promoting the new sappy, Oprah walrus clapping book, For One More Day.

I’ve read Mitch for a long time in the Freep (I started in 1999) and I always liked him. I even liked “Tuesdays”. The book and the movie. But when I had heard about his fraudulent column in April of 2005, that was it for me. DONE! He had claimed in his column that two ex MSU basketball players were at a NCAA final 4 game (MSU v. NC), when in fact they had changed their plans last minute and didn’t go to the game. Yes, he wrote his article the night before based on what he “thought” would happen. He wrote an apology later, but that’s only because he got caught. He’s not the only one to blame as I am sure there are editors involved too. It’s the whole “walk on water” mentality that really bugs me. I boycott things for a lot of different reasons and this is just one of them.

In other news, I saw Dr. McDreamy today in person. They were shooting Grey’s Anatomy in Pioneer Square and we heard about it and rand own there. It’s only a few blocks from my office and was worth a shot. He walked right by me. So HOT! He is one of those guys that gets better looking with age. Ronnie Miller the lawn boy? Not so hot.