Go Go Gadget Weekend!

I’ve said the magic words and now the weekend is upon us. Do you want to know what kind of week I’ve had? This picture should tell you all you need to know.

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Holiday weeks are a drag because you stuff the work of five days into four. Monday is typically my light day and losing it was a real bummer.

Aside from all the fun of work, I also figured out why people who eat “healthy” frozen meals actually do lose weight. It happens because the meals taste so bad that you throw half in the trash. Check out this fine example. Notice how similar the actual meal is to the picture. Also, notice that I have dug around and made sure to put all of the miniature shrimp on top.

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I threw at least half of this away. The sauce tasted like cheap pizza sauce. Yuk.

In reading news, the new Nook came out today. This means that my classic Nook is now going the way of the cassette tape. I’m not planning on “upgrading” any time soon. Sure, I would like the longer battery life but I am not really a fan of smudging the screen with my fingers. Also, the new Nook does not have the web browser that mine has. I hardly ever use it but it’s nice to have in a pinch.

Long live the classic Nook!

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Finally, we took the kids to the library yesterday to get them signed up for the summer reading program and a copy of “The Pale King” by David Foster Wallace called out my name. I had read the sample on the Nook a bit ago and I guess I got caught up in the nostalgia of seeing an actual book.

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I don’t know if I can finish it or not. The writing style is just about manic and I guess it might have been considering that supposedly working on this book was the last straw that nudged him over the edge. We’ll see if I can finish it up or if I end up just giving up. I’m also trying to read a library book on the Nook right now and there are just so many hours allotted for reading in a day.

Tomorrow we’ll be heading to my parents house to deliver and set up their new lawn mower. It’s at this time that I will repeat the “visiting home” mantra in preparation for this trip:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the parents I cannot change, Courage to not scream if they ask me if I am taking my vitamins, And wisdom to keep my mouth shut.

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