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Posted on 2007.11.27 at 21:18
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: December 1st, 2007 Playlist
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Sat in front of my computer this morning, freshly showered and dressed with my first cup of coffee of the morning. Ah, bliss. The kids were at school and my wife is humming like Snow White while she picks up around the house from the morning rush to school Niobe, my aloof Bengal who doesn't care to be held chooses today, eight minutes after I put on a freshly dry-cleaned long sleeve black Polo, to jump in my lap and rub her entire body uncharacteristically against me.

What they say about cats is true.

I notice about 30 messages in my inbox. I love waking up to overnight lj comments. Only, these were comments to my Xanga account? I cross-post to Xanga for a handful of people, but I've never had this number of comments before. I wonder if I've been Theologian'd (The Xanga equivalent to the Slashdot Effect) but there's no comment about me, or my site. I Private Message the King of Xanga and explain what I thought had happened. He laughs heartedly and informs me I was FRONT PAGE today. Sure enough, there I was - top spot under "Featured Content." The workstation meme post, Personal Workspaces - A History. I couldn't believe it...more comments than I've ever had on a Xanga post. It was a crazy day.

Go me.

My wife was already asleep as I crawled into bed last night at 2200. I set my alarm, and pulled my glasses off. They came apart in my hand. They were six years old. A two-and a half hour lunch later, I have new glasses. drax0r picked them out. This unexpected expense took all the money my wife was saving for shopping with galinda822 during her visit :( But it could've been much worse. The frames are Nike brand titanium ($297) and the lenses are featherweight polycarbonate ($179) and that's what I was going to have to pay as our vision insurance is generally regarded as the industry's worst. During the eye-examination, however, they could only find me under a new plan tied to my health insurance. That was news to me, and ended up saving me $227.





Last night was a Cub Scouts Den Meeting. My son is part of a "Pack" and several "Packs" make up a "Den" (so they tell me), and though I'm usually bored off my mind, a confluence of events have conspired together to ease the pain of these events. texas_tangent was visiting Anna Fine Wine & Spirits and spied these gorgeous cigar flasks which were part of the Evan Williams Single Barrel Gift-Set. She commented on how she knew just who to give these to, and the proprietor who knows us explained that they couldn't sell those because they had adhesive on them and gave them to her. She presented me with one the following weekend. Yes, one side holds a cigar, and the other, Single Malt Scotch.

My Den Meetings are much more pleasant now.

Thanks, texas_tangent!





And lastly, I've decided the reason I can't get Leopard to install and/or not crash once installed on teh max0r is because the CPU is overclocked. I was going to have a neighbor solder the contacts for me, but wife JUST walked out here with some extremely high-gauge coated ornament wire. I'm going to strip that and shunt the circuit myself. Leopard, here I come!






Happy Birthday
leonardii!


Me and Mine look forward to seeing You and Yours Saturday!

Comments:


galinda822 at 2007-11-28 04:50 (UTC) (Link)
The square glasses will take some getting used to but they're very nice!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-28 04:53 (UTC) (Link)
I actually chose them over the really squared glasses I tried on. These actually have more angles than the others. But I was tiring of the ovals.
snapper521 at 2007-11-28 04:59 (UTC) (Link)

New glasses

*smiles* They look good Eric... :-P shouldn't be surprised that you needed new ones though. New age "durability" and all. I'm actually surprised that the old ones lasted as long as they did.

I myself need new ones TERRIBLY oh my gosh... they make my head hurt because my eyes can't focus correctly. Perhaps that is why I adore typing so much? I can type without my my eyes, so it's truly the most relaxing thing I can imagine. Aside of course to a drink after having sex... ah never mind. *grin*

Anyway --

Catch you laters :-)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-28 05:56 (UTC) (Link)

Re: New glasses

You've never had sex.
snapper521 at 2007-11-28 05:12 (UTC) (Link)

Featured and flask

Sorry I just realized that I hadn't said one thing about you being featured! :-P

Mom told me you were on the front page of xanga, but I didn't have the time to go look. I think it's awesome Eric! :-D Do you realize how many people you could potentially come into contact with because of that? (or) how long Tomas has tried in vain to be featured? *grins* He has wanted to be featured for as long as I've known him and thats going on 2 yrs. :-)

Anyway...

Cigar/flask thingy... that looks really neat. :-D Although I wonder what in the world you're doing drinking/smoking at a cub scout meeting... eh then again maybe I don't comprehend the meetings? *shrugs*

Anyway :-)

ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-28 14:31 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Featured and flask

Yay! I've actually never been to the Xanga Front Page except the day I signed up, so it was quite a surprise. How cool that everyone else noticed.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-11-28 05:41 (UTC) (Link)
The new glasses are pretty cute. Although the serious look makes me giggle a bit. :)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-28 05:58 (UTC) (Link)
You're just saying that because it's glasses pRoN.
irulan_amy at 2007-11-28 05:42 (UTC) (Link)
Now don't go letting your Xanga fame go to your head, we like you here more. ;)


Glasses are expensive. I'd like to get a pair of new frames as I wear my glasses about 75% of the time now. Hopefully, the ones I have don't fall apart anytime soon though and also, hopefully the vision insurance at the new job is decent. I'm glad your doc was able to use your health insurance to get you a better deal. Also, they look verra nice on you.

That cigar flask is sexy.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-28 05:57 (UTC) (Link)
I had no clue that you wore glasses.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-28 08:35 (UTC) (Link)
You look grainy!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-28 15:14 (UTC) (Link)
I felt a little noisy.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-28 15:47 (UTC) (Link)
You say he looks like a granny?
Codekitten
codekitten at 2007-11-28 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
that is the BEST present!!!!!!!! i'm going to have to find me one of those (for J*'s dad)!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-28 19:37 (UTC) (Link)
They're currently available in the gift box of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon.

Of course I'm a Scotch drinker myself...but I doubt I'd turn down a bottle of that ;)
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