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20th

Errands

Lots of errands in the past couple of days. With the post-Thanksgiving shopping blitz, it's hardly the ideal time—the milieu doesn't do much for my enjoyment of people. But sometimes things just need to get done, and I certainly can't (or shouldn't) blame anyone for being out there just like I am.

Yesterday evening, I went on a last-minute quest for a second computer monitor. My Twentieth Anniversary Mac has a tiny screen, and my second monitor burned out soon after my move this summer. I've been contemplating an upgrade, since it can't even run OS X, but honestly, it still works like a champ for its capabilities and I don't really need more. So I checked the sales and scooted off to CompUSA in Bellevue for a great deal on a 19" flat panel.

I hate going to the Eastside. The affluence of the 425 area code just gives me the heebs. Snobby, I know.

As one might expect, my hasty plan went south in a hurry. When I got there, the model in question was sold out, even though their website told me they had stock. This resulted in my getting into a bit of a pissing match with the manager, which was probably more fueled by the fact that a) he's a 20-something guy who has to manage a CompUSA for a living, and b) I'm a 30-something guy with no car who has nothing better to do with my Friday evening than ride the bus to go get a monitor. I really should have checked more closely at the time the site was updated, so I let it go, accepted responsibility, and picked up a 17" flat panel with the same rebates instead. It'll do, and spending less money was probably smarter, anyway.

Connor and Sara came over for dinner and television last night, which was a treat. I don't see them enough.

Today's holy grail was Advent candles and candleholders. Not as easy as I thought—crystal candleholders from Bartell Drugs are going to have to do the job. I got reamed by a congregant last year for not using the proper colors, so I wanted to fix that for this year. Well, I really wanted to tell them to bite me, but that's not the best attitude.

Now I'm in for the night. TiVo is snagging It's a Wonderful Life for me in a couple of hours, and I've got some DVDs on deck as well. So many options, all from the comfort of my couch. It's good to have my errands done.

Comments

I'm in a 425 area!! :D

But, of course, I know what you mean. It was culture shock moving from Kirkland to Everett... but in a good way.

Speaking of people in public not endearing themselves... I heard a woman speaking sharply to her kid in the grocery store, and while I felt a little sorry for the kid and mom both, I hoped dearly that I never sound like that in public with Randall!
I'm in a 425 area!! :D

But rampant overgeneralization makes my life so much more manageable!
Well, this is really how snobby they are: Eastside 425 numbers are long distance from here. Ch!
DON'T HATE ME BECAUSE MY WORK IS 425
I HATE J00 NOW!!!!!!1!!1

















OK, I'm done hating you now.

the area code

Born-and-raised, back in the 206. Don't knock the 425, man.

But yes, despite being raised by two teachers, I'm a snob.

Re: the area code

206 represent, yo!
Frist of all, you are to be commended for even considering running errands this weekend.

I got reamed by a congregant last year for not using the proper colors, so I wanted to fix that for this year. Well, I really wanted to tell them to bite me, but that's not the best attitude.

I so laughed at this!

It's a Wonderful Life is in my top five all-time favorite movies!
If your interested in a new mac I mite be able to get you a discount... If your real nice.