Thursday, January 13, 2011


It's been one of those kind of evenings. Things at work have been batshit busy from the word "go" tonight. I'm glad there are only two more hours of this insanity to go. The good news is we are getting caught up, so we will probably not have to work overtime tomorrow night. No one likes having to work overtime on Fridays because they all want to get to the bar after work. The other news is that next week will be a repeat of this week. This continuing pattern is a sign that the economy is picking up, at least as far as the automotive industry is concerned.

Believe it or not, my kids, my ex and I have not yet exchanged Christmas presents. This is due to my being in Ohio over the holidays, and their busy schedules since then. We will be doing this on Saturday afternoon. You may think it's odd for my ex and I to exchange gifts, but we are on good terms and I'd like to see it stay that way for the kid's sakes.

I got a good deal for hotel stay while I'm in Hawaii for my daughter's wedding in May. An aunt of mine has a time share on the same island as the wedding, and my parents and I are getting to use it. It is going to cost a grand total of $40 for the three of us for the four day's stay. Now I should be so lucky in procuring an airline ticket. I hear that Travelocity has a 50% off sale going on right now. Sounds too good to be true. I'll have to check it out.

I'm more than a little interested in this Ted Williams character. First he's a homeless guy with a "golden voice". Then he is on the news and gets several job offers, one with a house included, which he takes. Then he is reunited with is long lost mother. Then he and a daughter get picked up by the cops in some sketchy domestic dispute thing at a hotel. Eight more kids pop up out of the woodwork. Now he is apparently in or going to rehab for drugs and alcohol. I almost can't wait to see what happens next with him. He's certainly more interesting than Snooki.

Incidentally, I find Jersey Shore to be a complete sham. It is no real reflection on, and has nothing whatever to do with, what I have in the past 22 years come to find as a wonderful place to live.


  1. Don,

    I sure as heck hope you stay longer than 4 days in Hawaii...

  2. I'd love to stay longer, but I honestly can't afford to do that right now. I'll be out for the wedding and right back again.

  3. Check the airlines direct website first. I just read that the best deals normally are posted on Tuesdays. I don't know if that is true, but it is worth a try.