1. Time to do a little redecorating around the Vinyl Village. You might have noticed my blogroll is now on it’s own tab at the top of the page. This will clean things up and let me expand it, possibly to include links to non-blog stuff.
2. My computer bit the dust this week. It just turned off while I was using it and refused to turn back on. I took it in, the repairman said it was probably a $50 repair to the power supply, but it turned out to be completely fried. I may have to write an entry on the repairman…a bit of an unusual character. At any rate, I’m in the market for a new PC–which accounts for why I am behind on catching up to everyone’s blogs, and for this mornings scanty mish-mash.
3. I avoided retail establishments like the plague this weekend. Thursday night, I drove past Best Buy and saw people IN TENTS lined up around the building. There is no way in hell I’d sleep in a tent, in the cold, on concrete, to get a good deal on something. I doubt I would do it if they were giving it away. But at least no one at the Best Buy got trampled to death. (How on Earth is a good price on a new TV worth so much to people that they couldn’t even stop to help someone up?)
4. I started reading “Twilight” this weekend. I resisted for a while–I was over the vampire thing a decade ago after reading Anne Rice’s series on the topic. But after getting glowing recommendations from four people I trusted (and a loaned copy of the book–thank you very much) I dug in and got about a quarter of the way through it. So far, so good. I was afraid it would be too much of a “chick book”. Make no mistake, it is a chick book, but just not too much of a one.
5. The weekend after Thanksgiving is decorating time at my house. And while I try not to go too over the top–a nice tree in the living room, a few swags of garland and lights outside, some of my neighbors do NOT. Hint to anyone reading–four inflatables on an 1/8th of an acre does not scream “holiday spirit”. It says “I’m a tacky mess with a maxed out KMart card.” And to the person who strung flashing colored lights on the bottom of their shrubs and solid white lights on the top–I will gladly give you the six dollars it would cost to bring some consistency to your streetscape with a set of matching lights for your boxwoods.