Re: Weekly off topic thread #235
05-08-2012 09:39:29 PM
I found the poster designs interesting. Took a moment to read some of the text....came away puzzled. Wonder who the gal in the upper right corner is. Obviously classy girl.
Today was Alfie's annual physical check up at the vet and time to get all his shots for the year. He's in good health for a 12 yr. old. Little bit quiet tonight....probably effects of the shots. That always happens. But he'll be back to his old self by morning. We walked a mile and a half this morning before breakfast. I'm not sure which one of us was most worn out. Poor little guy was panting and slowing down pretty severely by the time we got home. But it was a gorgeous morning with cool breeze. We both survived.
Let's see. Oh yeah. Needed new battery for the Dell laptop. Dell wanted $140. Batteries Plus wanted $85. I bought one on eBay from one of their "top sellers" for $20 and it came the other day. It's in the PC now and is working just fine. Actually it's a little higher capacity than the original equipment battery. I don't suppose the replacement will last as long (6 yrs.) as the original. But I don't care because I imagine I'll be replacing this laptop before too long. We gave my wife's first iPad to our granddaughter. She just finished her 2nd year of college and has an intern position for the summer (paid job believe it or not). So she needed something very portable that she can keep notes on during every day's activities. I suggested a note pad and a pencil. You can imagine how that went over. Anyway....I had struggled with that Apple thing for several weeks and I have finally arrived at the conclusion that my personality just is not compatible with Apple products. But....on the other hand....my wife really loves her iPad 3. It is very noticeably quicker than the first one. And...of course....the new screen is a lot easier to look at with it's much higher resolution. So the granddaughter is happy...and was very grateful....and the iPad 1 will be put to good use instead of sitting around the house, gathering dust.
We wouldn't want to try sleeping with the windows open tonight. I took the trash out for early morning pickup and was greeted by the very strong perfume of a black and white kitty in the neighborhood. Skunks occasionally wander into our neighborhood. We are surrounded by fields and woods so it's not surprising. We also get deer and foxes wandering through on occasion. But usually the deer pretty much keep their distance. Alfie and I will occasionally see them when we're out on our morning walks. We have never seen the coyotes but we sure do hear them when they get to howling and screeching. Then all the neighborhood dogs within multiple blocks in every direction get to howling and it makes for quite a listening experience. Something like the currently popular music I hear on the grandkids' iPod and iPhone sound docks.
This next week I think I shall shoot for getting my tomato plants in the ground. Should be warm enough now.....and I'm getting anxious to enjoy some of those delicious, fresh, vine-ripened red babies.