I fell asleep watching the Falcons/Packers game last night. I know. I know. But I was exhausted. The worst part of falling asleep was that it meant that I didn’t get any of my Christmas cards prepared. Ugh. While I was awake the game reminded me of Saturday night’s battle between Georgia Tech and FSU, with the Falcons playing the role of Tech and the Packers playing the role of the Semiholes.
Keeping My Eyes On My Wallet
As I mentioned yesterday, I am paying for my mother’s new water heater. In addition to that, the Jackmobile’s repairs cost my $550, and I signed up for the next German class (you’d think I would start doing some work for the one that ends tonight!) which cost me $365. The cheapest part of my day was visiting my optometrist, but that’s only because I decided to hold off on buying new glasses. In a few blinks of an eye I spent $1600. Ooof.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, PAULIE!!!
Jack Is Driving Okay
I have decided to drive the Jackmobile for at least another couple of weeks as I try to decide what my next move will be. I am cognizant of the “sell it while nothing is broken” attitude but I don’t want to jump into purchasing my next car without performing due diligence. As I’ve learned a few times in life it can be a lot harder to undo a problem than it was to get yourself into that problem. Words to live by… 🙂
Speaking of getting yourselves into problems: There will be a Atlanta Hash pub crawl in East Atlanta on Saturday! I have it on good authority that the ITP Estate will be hosting a beer and Kringle stop. You should think about participating.
A hash? Like running and following flour? Wow, what a concept. Maybe I’ll just come to your house and see everybody that way!
There was a suprise birthday dinner for our friend Nicole last night at a restaurant in Newnan. Apparently she kept sending out invites to join her and her boyfriend Doug (the organizer) for dinner, but everyone was “busy”. Needless to say, she was pretty well suprised when she walked in. A very good meal and several glasses of beer and helping Debbie drink her wine made it especially hard to get up this morning.
Tonight, the fun Games meeting when we get to spend our “profit” on our charities and start thinking about next year. Should be fun. As this will probably go into overtime, I’m glad I get to sleep in a little tomorrow, as I have 2 doctors appointments in the morning. yippee.
I got my Christmas cards in the mail yesterday, now I need to start addressing them.
No hash for us Saturday, we have the Hyox Christmas party, we are staying the Westin right at the King & Queen building, I wonder what we are doing this year? Its always a big secret.
I need everyone’s opinion – my sister & I are thinking about getting a toilet seat with LED lights for my dad (& mom) for Christmas. He needs nothing, so we thought that would be something funny, you don’t need a nightlight in the bathroom anymore!! Allan thinks we are stupid & shouldn’t do it.
How about something more useful?
While I can be all about the screwball gift of a lighted toilet seat… there are still good causes that can be used as a gift as well.
Not a hash, a pub crawl.
If your folks would get a kick out of it do it. Or, you could buy a nice old woman a water heater — just send me the money. 🙂
But she’s got all those bingo winnings…
I like funny gifts! I think you should go for it.
You’d probably be best served by waiting until the end of the month to pull the trigger on a new car. End of month end of year = good negotiating leverage.
I LOVED my Mazda 9 company car. It had lots of pep and was very comfortable. I also like the Mini Countryman. It’s a really cute crossover and Minis just look fun. Katherine loves driving hers.
My sister & I decided to go for it, we think it is hilarious (& less than $50). I bought it from Home Depot, so they can return it to the store if they think it is stupid.
My next “first world problem” is figuring out what to wear Saturday. Looks like I will spend too much money finding something I like, because I know I will find lots of other things I “need” while looking for that perfect outfit.