Thursday, November 23, 2006


Thanksigving is supposed to be a day to be thankful, but in reality it's a day to stuff our faces

Sunday, November 19, 2006

TV time

sooo...yesterday we did it. we bought the new TV a Sony Grand Wega 60 inches LCD rear projection. It fits nicely in the corner of our apartment. a little ostentatious, but it's really cool.

we also picked up the new Nintendo Wii and Zelda. Last night we drove by Toys R Us and the line for it was litterally wrapped around the store. I believe they had a midnight launch, so people didn't have to sleep over, but still! they could have pre-ordered it and picked it up in the morning. we also have another one coming from amazon, for our use. the one from today is currently on E-bay.

Friday, November 17, 2006

PS3 madness

This morning, at promptly 10:00 am, the Playstation 3 makes its debut for the 2006 holiday season. Apparently there has been a lot of buzz about the $600.00 video game console. They are even going on EBay for around $2000.00!!!

Dan being the smart geek that he is, has decided that we don't need a PS3 right away, we can wait until the price comes down after Christmas, but that didn't stop him from buying one to sell on EBay. About a month ago, at places like Game Stop and EB games, they had a pre-sale. You could put a deposit and save your place for the release day. He got in line about 7:00 and waited until 10:00 when the store opened.

The dumb geeks have decided to buy their PS3 at places like Best Buy and Circuit City. Those places didn't have the fancy pre-sale of the geekier stores like Game Stop, so people have been waiting in line overnight since, and I kid you not, MONDAY for a release date of FRIDAY. Last night, we did a driveby of Best Buy just too see it, and there they were, with their little tents waiting for their video games.

Anyway, we're hoping to get a nice flat screen plasma TV with the proceeds from the PS3 sale.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Redskins Fan?

Sunday, I went to my first NFL football game. Pretty exciting. We left the house at 9:00 am to get to the game and tailgate in the parking lot. Overall it was a pretty good time. The Redskins played the Cowboys and won 22 to 19.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Reston, VA

today I'm writing from lovely Reston, VA, home of Morgan Stanley's smaller office in the area. This office is relatively quiet.
This office is further away than the one I usually work in. I left the house at 7:30, but did not get there until 9:00 today. This morning I also got pulled over. Not for speeding, not for going through a red light or changing lanes without signaling. I got pulled over for my plates!!! So apparently my Massachusetts plates expired 2 months ago and I need to get Virginia ones. They give me 5 days to get new plates before I get in trouble. I forgot to ask if Sunday counts since the DMV is not open!
Reston sure is a pain in the butt to get to. I have to travel on the same bumper to bumper highway that I take to get to my regular site, go past that and get on another highway where there are 2 tolls in my shorter ride. There is a toll to get on and a toll to get off. I'm not sure why, it doesn't make sense. Why not pay a dollar once instead of 50 cents twice? or if it's different for distances, why not do the ticket at the begining and pay at the end? the 2 tolls really messes with the traffic!

So it is post-Halloween and there is candy EVERYWHERE. it's hard to resist since I like candy so much. I'll admit I've had a few peices here and there. I wish it was all stuff I don't like so I wouldn't be tempted!