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Ending One Addiction, Planning For Another

My once beloved Crackberry has progressed from being merely unreliable to being as useful as a brick.  Maybe even less useful than a brick, since brick’s don’t tease me by pretending to restart.

Fortunately, a new option will be available on Thursday (yes, we are Verizon customers).  Slightly bothered that as much as I used to think these things were tolerable leashes at best I now have to consider how I’ll get by without a cell phone for another four days or so.  Need to adjust my thinking on these things, and a nice clean cold-turkey break might be just what the doctor ordered.

Chuck posted this on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at  3:09 pm.   Comments Off on Ending One Addiction, Planning For Another 

Silver Lining?

I don’t have many good things to say about the stomach flu thingee that wiped out my long weekend, but two days of cold turkey withdrawal from both caffeine and the Crackberry might have left me in a really good place to reexamine some bad habits I’ve developed lately.  The lack of caffeine is actually on day three now, but I had to pull the Crackberry out of the charger to cancel today’s appointment.  Baby steps.

Chuck posted this on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at  2:14 pm.   Comments Off on Silver Lining? 

Musings on Idle Hands, Pink Speedos and Small Minds

Pretty unproductive this afternoon due to a cable outage wiping out the landline, broadband internet and the cable TV.  DVDs and the Blackberry kept me from curling up into a fetal position, but not much work got done.  Not that much would have with no courts, law library, post office or banks open, but I like to think I would have tried.  I was tempted to just go swimming and blow off all the pretenses of work, but I respected the scheduled off day from the gym, and hope my arm respects the decision and continues to heal.

You know what they say about idle hands though, so while following a twitter conversation ably engaged by The 17th Man and others, I was introduced to the Screaming Viking blog, a swim blog with two great recent posts touching on one of my pet peeve issues here.  The internets are abound with the stories of people who don’t swim and don’t get speedos (little-s, the small suits, not big-S, the brand).  One of the all-time most visited posts here (after the image of my prostate), was a post three years ago about some local high school water polo players suspended for wearing their team uniforms (speedos) to a school pride event.  SV’s posts were both more positive: local swimmers donning pink suits to show their support for breast cancer awareness, and a problem favorably resolved with some race officials thinking the swimmers were wearing two suits and being too modest.  They were both great posts, and especially with the post on the pink suits, it was nice to see that a swim team could show some support for breast cancer awareness and wear the suits of their choice without getting a bunch of suburban prudes’ panties in a bunch.

Chuck posted this on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at  4:14 pm.   Make the second comment. 

Naming the New Baby

Still enthralled with Spinner’s Christmas gift to me, a shiney new iPod Touch. On top of finally having a player with a battery life again, I’m getting spoiled by the wifi and dowloading way too many of the apps.  

ould use some help though.  We need a name for my new dependent/dependency.  For context, the old iPod was named Spike and Spinner’s is named Hiro.  Neither comes close to Howley though (my precious little Black Berry).  Any suggestions?

Chuck posted this on Friday, December 26, 2008 at  11:10 am.   3 comments have been made. Join them. 

Monday Thoughts

Nice morning walk through the Wild Animal Park this morning.  In shorts, natch.  just had to rub it in.  While up at Condor Ridge we ran into a family still thawing out from their flight yesterday from Minnesota.  Kinda pasty white tending toward light blue, but who am I to talk.  

Then back here getting some work done.  Being fairly productive.  Things have been quiet, especially for a Monday.  Ahh, that’s the reason.  Maybe sometime getting things broke is a good thing.

Chuck posted this on Monday, February 11, 2008 at  5:07 pm.   Comments Off on Monday Thoughts 

Abnormalcy In Time and Space

Now that things are settling back to normal in San Diego, clients seem to be wanting to get caught up on everything.  Almost everything.  Certainly not pay invoices.

The BlackBerry is showing it’s contempt of mandated correctness by refusing to accept that Daylight Savings Time didn’t change (is it starting or ending?) last weekend.  Love the attitude – it proves this is My BlackBerry, even if I am getting a little tired of resetting the clock every morning.

Alone in Casa for a few days while Spinner plays astronaut with the kiddies out near the fire zone.  Not sure which movie reference to use.  Captain Kirk and the redshirt fifth-graders?  Lieutenant Ripley and the various doomed crewmates?  Obi-Wan and the starstuck acolyte(s) probably fits best, even if it isn’t as dramatic as I’d like. 

Chuck posted this on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at  7:11 am.   Comments Off on Abnormalcy In Time and Space 

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