So – it didn’t take too long to get the internet back again even though it took longer to get back to blogging. It seems that something somewhere became, um, unplugged. The Engaged Son discovered this when he came over to help me check out my finances so I can help contribute to his wedding. And since he is also The Accountant Son, he put me on a budget. I haven’t really followed one for a long time now – first because I didn’t spend money and then because I did have money so I spent money. But I didn’t really keep track of what I was spending or where. He made up an Excel spreadsheet and since I LOVE Excel and never get to work in it at work, it shall be ever so much fun. Not nearly as much fun as my book list spread sheet, but fun nevertheless.
Now I’m no accountant; numbers scare me, but it did strike me as somewhat odd that at the end of the month I want to see a negative dollar amount. That means this is money I’ve saved. After giving me a somewhat odd look, and probably thinking where did he really come from, he said he could change it if I want so a negative wasn’t a good thing, but I said it was OK. So along with having another spreadsheet to play with (I’ll have to figure out how to do graphs – I really like graphs) he discovered I had an unplugged Wifi thingy. So I’m back online again.
One of the things I discovered while I was internetless – at home anyway – was Mahjong. I don’t know if this is good or bad since it’s replaced Free Cell as my game of chance. I’ve become rather addicted to it I fear. I know that I rock the Crab board, but all the others; the Dragon, the Turtle, the Cat and the Fortress, give me fits. I especially like it when I match the dragons and the seasons for the little noises they make. I have it on my desk top but not on my laptop. I seem to be addicted to it and *gulp* I’ve been known to stay up way past my bed time trying to match all those darn tiles.
And then there is my……..fondness, for The Shopping Channel. It ‘calls’ to me, I was watching not long ago and the Today’s Showstopper was a Velocity Micro Cruz Touchscreen Wifi Tablet. I honest to goodness don’t know what came over me at that moment.
Perhaps it was the deal – from the regular price of $249 to $199. Or mayhap it was the 7 easy pays. But fuck me if I didn’t fold and buy me a Velocity Micro Cruz Touchscreen Wifi Tablet. And I don’t even know what it is!?!?!? I DO know it’s a small electronic device. A small electronic device that I have a crippling fear of. It should be there today. When I googled to see exactly what I bought, this is what it says “
We’ve designed and refined the latest generation of the Cruz Tablet to be powerful and stylish. At just under one pound, the .6” thick Cruz fits perfectly in a bag, purse, or backpack. You’ll turn heads with this stunning Android based dynamo! Key features include:
• Crystal clear 4:3, 800x600 full color capacitive touch screen display – ideal for viewing ebooks and magazines, web pages, and movies
• Built in tilt activated accelerometer
• USB and SD card slot for upgradable storage
• Tons of useful apps and games
• Access to the largest selection of the most popular books with the Kindle for Android app
• Extended life, user replaceable battery
• 802.11n Wifi and full browser support
• Access to the Cruz Market™
What does this mean?? Why did I buy it??? I have an e-reader. I think what hooked me is it’s small and the laptop I have is rather large and heavy and I was thinking when I go on trips I can take it rather than the big heavy laptop. I was thinking I can sit in the living room and watch reality TV and blog and twitter. But what the hell was I really thinking?? I wonder if it has Mahjong?
They 'got' me previously in a week moment. It was the same day I got my new hair style. I was sitting there later with this great new look, still trying to get over the trauma of thinking I was going bald when what should they have on but a product, Ojon Hair Care, that would rejuvenate and thicken my hair. OK - it was the Today's Showstopper, it was a good price and I was sold. What tickled my funny bone though was when they started going on about virgin hair. It took them a while to get to what that actually meant - virgin hair?????? But what it does is put lipids back in our hair - so we would have hair just like a baby's. Now I don't know about you, but baby's hair isn't a big sell for me. It's superfine and let's be honest, many babies don't even hair for a while.
But I was still contemplating the horror of baldness so I got it anyway. I must say I do quite like the shampoo and conditioner but I don't care that much for the mousse. What was most fun though was going into work and telling my coworkers I revirginized my hair.