- Fri, 12:07: RT @BBCEngland: England's Big Picture: Paul Wilde captured a misty scene in Redditch, Worcs http://t.co/EyXW1U1lRA via @bbcweather http://t…
- Fri, 12:08: Man…Cigna sucks. My mom was told that visits to a specialist were covered (except for a co-pay). Now they’re charging her $500.
- Fri, 12:08: What makes it even worse, but it appears that a third party is telling her what’s covered and what’s not, and they fuck up.
- Fri, 12:10: It sucks that she’s sick and she has to spend the extra energy she needs to get better fighting them about coverage.
- Fri, 12:13: RT @TheWookieeRoars: Nicole Marie Jean posted "this isn't the thickest sweater, its sure to keep you LUKEwarm. She wins the internet. http:…
- Fri, 13:13: Our family’s experience with Cigna: Doctor says mom needs X treatment. Cigna says NO! Since when are they doctors? More like scrooges.
- Fri, 14:16: RT @KendraTidwell: @cigna CEO @davidcordani what can YOU do to help out this holiday season?! Approve my moms back surgery after a failed s…
- Fri, 15:56: RT @TheFuckingCat: Need an alarm that wakes you up 5 hours before you actually need to wake up? #AdoptACat #AdoptAKitten
- Fri, 22:03: Oh my GOD! I want to drink and not stop until after Christmas. Bah Fucking Humbug!!!
- Fri, 22:03: I am getting so fed up of drama and bad attitudes.
- Fri, 16:05: The line forms to the right, ladies... ;-) http://t.co/kD8oebc6Zg
- Fri, 16:13: "And on Christmas, I'm making WAFFLES!" :-) http://t.co/v7kHQ1JOQ9
- Fri, 16:57: Pop! Six!...
- Fri, 17:30: Yep. We should be going back...... http://t.co/1NoDzkIqr8
- Fri, 17:52: Because everybody has that ONE holiday sweater in their closet... http://t.co/pa8bwQLBTe
- Fri, 17:53: He could teach you, but he'd leave you scarred... http://t.co/AUF7oEEq3h
- Fri, 18:48: This Santa's alright in my book. http://t.co/pDFasLgv0N
- Fri, 21:57: My iPad just tried to autocorrect *HUGS* into *SHRUGS*. Well, THAT would have certainly sent a different message than intended...
- Sat, 10:49: Happy Solstice and a Wonderful Yule to all of my pagan friends of all stripes! Here's a little song for you that... http://t.co/fRMr9Qut8X
Okay, so it isn't exactly Norman Rockwell. I think this may be first Christmas in a while that I truly enjoy. Weird.
In other news, the spousebeast FINALLY finished Ruth Reichel's book, which means I get to read it. Yay! I think I'm going to start considering cds as gifts. Okay, I'm a selfish bitch, but I have been waiting since November for him to finish this.
Welcome gift-buying at The Glass Asylum. We don't have much by way of extra cash. We like a lot of the same things. Gifts to each other tend to be things we can share.
I was about to say that the pj pants and slippers I got him are solely his, but....um...we're the same size. And I've been known to borrow his stuff from time to time. And vice versa.
Happy Saturday, y'all! And blessed Yule!
(Yesterday's post is notable for the massive one-day shipping sale, as well as Kindle graphic novels, the Apple TV, and more. Thursday's post has the Mega-Video Game Sale for PC/Mac downloads! Plus deals on kitchen goods, iPhone cases, board games, and more. Active deals from Wednesday include a Tivo, a Mr. Coffee single-serve machine, GTA, and more. Tuesday's post is full of DVD deals on things like House of Cards and The Wire, as well as Diablo III, board games, and more. Monday's post is chock full of good deals, including House, Star Trek, Friday Night Lights, ER, Man of Steel, Amazing Spider-Man, a huge buy 2, get 1 free sale, video games, and more.)
Dexter: The Complete Series is going for 55-61% off. The DVD set is $149.99, the Blu-Ray set is $179.49, and the Blu-Ray Gift Set (with the bonus disc, the art book, and the cool case where the discs pop out of the head) is $249.99.
One of the Kindle Daily Deals is Maggie Stiefvater's Scorpio Races for $1.99!
Other Kindle Deals: Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin is $1.99. Ditto Agatha Christie's Curtain: Poirot's Last Case and Sleeping Murder (which was the last Miss Marple book). Meanwhile, Poirot's first case, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, is $.99.
Jericho: The Complete Series (AKA, what Revolution could have been if it didn't suck) is $22.49 (55% off).
If you somehow haven't played Dominion yet, the Dominion: Big Box is $57.02 (43% off, a solid $15 savings off other game dealers).
In kitchen goods, the 10-piece Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set is $44.99 (44% off, $27 below other sellers after shipping).
And finally, the purple JBuds J3 Micro Atomic In-Ear Earbuds Style Headphones with Travel Case are $5.99. This is another of my go-to earbud choices when it's on sale at this price (I break earbuds often enough that the $200 Bose ones aren't an option, but I still like decent sound out of my cheap buds).
Well the work day was fine. Nothing much happened. The VPN vendor never
called or emailed me back. I guess my screwy VPN setup broke his little
mind. Cut out of work about 5:30 to drive across town to the Texas
Motor Speedway to meet up with the gang. I expected about an hour and
change of traffic, I got there 30 min early. Hung around til the gang
showed up. Me and techie_ and V were in one car, and
Amythest, Nymaz and A. were in another. Listened to silly music, made
jokes about how odd the light displays were. Really, I think they cut
the budget this year. After the light show we met up at a local Starbucks
where we made plans for Ufie themed 'Cards Against Humanity' and told
stories of the weird old days. Was fun, definitely a better night than
the last week or so. Now I'm home, watching a bad horror flick and
generally winding down. Tomorrow I'm going to try to get up early (for
a Saturday) and run around more with Nymaz and Amythest for day 2 of her
spawning day celebrating. Best friends deserve lots of celebrating.
So yeah, in a much better/calmer mood. Fun weekend plans, catching up on sleep, and generally trying to stay calm sounds like a good weekend. Some reading, some movies, a lot of friend time. Then back to work... probably not doing a lot during the next two weeks, well besides getting some things done that I've been having to put off because of all the migrations. Boss #1 won't be around I think, so I'll not make any big changes, just get the stuff done I've been wanting to do with the new network, so when the new year rolls around we only have the problem children to migrate, and then we're done. I should make a list of what I need to do, and see how much of it I can do Cthulhumas week. Plus tickets and work stuff (and calls on Cthulhumas during my 3 hour shift). We'll see what we see. Until then, I think I'm going to finish up futzing around and head to bed. Have eldrtich dreams. *smile*
- Current Mood:better
- Current Music:Shadow - Dead Riot on DVD
I don't really have anything to add to this. Except that the leeeeeeetle touch of madness I'm now getting as I wind down at home is the soothing oddness (trust me, for me it's true) of Kate Bush's compilation The Whole Story.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Company for Christmas (1955 CBS Dir. Ralph Levy)
I can barely read that. This is going to be an easy one to watch, I can tell.
Well! The commercial will be easy with this one. The very first thing on screen is a Carnation Evaporated Milk can. We’re then told that Carnation Evaporated Milk brings us The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. Before we get the show logo, we get an ad saying that Carnation comes from contented cows, which raises the question… How do they know? It’s been a long time since I was last on a farm, but I don’t remember the cows being contended or annoyed. They were just cows, i.e. big, stupid, lumbering, steaks on legs. That’s really all a cow is, and I say that as someone who has looked into the eyes of a cow and seen nothing looking back but void. At any rate, this is pretty good for me as all I need do now is sit back and watch the madness unfold.
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I also guessed closest to the number of Hershey kisses in a big bucket (there were 550, and I guessed 520), so there's even more candy in the house as there was before. Just the thing for Christmas.
I'm so glad that the work week is over. I'm really looking forward to Christmas, and probably even more the few days afterward, where I don't have anything to do and can concentrate on relaxing and getting the house back in order.
That's it for tonight.