After three days of near-constant downpours, the sun has come out over G-Vegas. The sky is blue, the air is cool, and it feels exactly as a South Carolina December should. As you might have noticed, I took a few days away from blogging in an effort to remain as positive as possible during the holiday season. Now, I’m going to puke all over the screen and then get on with a holly, jolly holiday season.
WordPress 2.7—The Fat Guy lamented yet another WordPress upgrade today. I was with him, as I just did the last upgrade two days ago. This time, though, despite a few hiccups, I was actually happy with what WordPress put out. I still agree the updates could come out less frequently, but with the automatic updater, I’m happy to see the improvements.
For want, not need–I’ve been feeling the need to treat myself in recent weeks. I haven’t bought any toys in a very long time. My computer is nearly two years old. My cell phone is nearly two years old. The biggest thing I’ve purchased for myself in recent memory was a cheap HDTV for the bedroom. So, although I’m not 100% today, I think I may go out and buy an iPhone. Merry Christmas, me.
The Griddler–I think The Griddler would be a great name for a villian in a comic strip. Regardless, I got one for my birthday. This thing is pretty cool, despite my inherent distaste for George Foreman type products. It is a combination panini press, contact grill, full indoor grill, and griddle. It actually folds out for double the surface area. I’ve used it a couple of times already for some quick grilled chicken and vegetables. It burned the hell out of me once, but otherwise is a pretty useful little product. And a villian.
Wish I was there–Somewhere between 70 and 80 percent of my friends are on our annual trip to Las Vegas right now. I couldn’t make it for a variety of reasons. Needless to say, I’m a bit envious and more than a little disappointed. To anyone there who might be reading this: Don’t call, don’t text, don’t tweet, and don’t whatever. I’m not picking up. I’m pretending this weekend doesn’t exist.
L’il help–Anyone out there have any good ideas on a good holiday volunteer gig or donation for a four-year-old? I’d sort of like to get my boy in the right frame of mind about the holidays and am looking for a good (and probably low-impact) way to get him thinking right.
Show me…South America!–Looks like I’ll be going to Chile next month. That will be my first jaunt into South America. It has to be lower impact that Mexico, right? Right?!
Resolved–I’ve spent many years not making resolutions for the new year. That is going to change this year. I actually have a mental list of things I’m going to do or not do in the year
2010 2009. Here’s a preview: after a several-year hiatus, the McDonalds boycott is back on, baby.
That oughta do for today. Hope everyone has a happy and healthy one. And to you SOBs in Vegas, a lucky one.