September 17, 2007

I have five minutes.


We have a fence, but no puppy.

I have new glasses, but find it difficult to see.

Alabama is 3-0, and Auburn is 1-2, and I blame global warming.

I remember now why it was nice to blog regularly, that being that it forced me to remember stuff. As it is now, I find it difficult to remember interesting tales of suburban bliss to share with you.

My yard has a fungus infection, which is worse than weeds, because if nothing else, weeds ARE green. The fungus just makes the grass turn black and die.

My car radio has given up. It's not the original one, and I'd think about replacing it except none of the car stereo places act like they make anything that will fit in a stupid twenty-year-old lump of iron. I have been reduced to riding around with a little transistor radio sitting in the pencil tray on the dashboard.

I'm not drinking nearly enough Diet Coke these days.

I finally got the paycheck with my raise included on it, and that is a very good thing indeed.

I have run out of my five minute allotment.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at September 17, 2007 01:22 PM

Did you get tested for glaucoma?

I'm curious to hear the reasons for puppy delay. It sounds like something Catherine would be "hounding" you about day and night.

I did want to express my somewhat sincere condolences about the lack of Auburn football success. I guess it's one of those things where you have to pay back for a good run of a few years.

I wouldn't worry too much about trying to find a car radio that is supposed to fit, as they make kits to install radios in unusual car radio locations. You are dealing with Swedish engineering though ...
About 2 months ago I put a radio in my Dodge truck that I got from e-B(a)y for about $70. It has a USB port and recognizes MPthree with ID3 tags, so I can use a thumb drive to listen to music. It's pretty sweet.

Posted by: Marc V at September 17, 2007 02:48 PM

My CD/radio was stolen from the Corolla. Now I just use a CD boombox I got from a yard sale. I ain't cheap, I'm frugal... :)

Posted by: Chef Tony at September 17, 2007 03:33 PM

Marc 1) yes, and I ain't got none.

2) The fence just got finished on Thursday, and we had other things to do this past weekend, so no time to puppy-shop

3) Thank you for your kind sympathies. I think.

4) That does sound nice. The kit thing is what's doing me in, though. Even the universal ones aren't quite universal.

Tony--if I didn't have to do kid-hauling, I'd get a boom box, too. But they take up a lot of room in the seat. Or floor. Or dash.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 17, 2007 03:46 PM

Justin doesn't have a working radio either. His whole Volvo electrical system is wonky.

Posted by: Jordana at September 17, 2007 10:02 PM

The weird thing is, I don't think it's the car's system (which by all rights it should be), I think it's just a cheap radio gone bad.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 18, 2007 09:08 AM

Did I miss a story about getting the car back?
Hope the fence meets the pretty police and the wife test and sorry about the auburn games. Well, sorry for you but overjoyed at Tuberville’s season—only thing that would make it better is to lose to Kentucky and Tennessee and perhaps if he came down with hemorrhoids.
But hey—I don’t hold a grudge.

Posted by: jim at September 18, 2007 12:39 PM

No, I've had it back for a while, but since it's car-related, I think you strove to ignore it as much as you could. But it still makes a rumbling sound, and the bumper is still catty-whampus.

The fence met everyone's approval, including my own, for which I am grateful.

And thanks for the kind words about the Tigers.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 18, 2007 01:22 PM

You could really just comment here, and I'm sure no one at work would notice.

Oh - happy new year, too.

Posted by: skinnydan at September 18, 2007 02:30 PM

It's not the noticing--it's the finding time to comment. Like, say, right now. But now my time is up.

And Happy New Year to you, too! Do I get a present?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 18, 2007 03:18 PM

Nope, and there's no champagne, either.

We do have an extraordinarily long day of prayer and no food coming up that you're welcome to enjoy. How would that work for you?

Posted by: skinnydan at September 19, 2007 08:08 AM

Well, I'd be willing to do the praying part, but can't we have maybe some appetizers or Chex mix while we're at it?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 19, 2007 08:41 AM

No matzoh for you!

Posted by: Marc V at September 19, 2007 12:21 PM

I've got a surplus Clarion (single DIN) I'll send you if you can figure a way to get it mounted and wired in the Volvo. And hey, if you've got time to comment, you've got time to blog!

Posted by: BillW at September 19, 2007 03:11 PM

Ummm, negatory on the Chex Mix. We'll have cookies & OJ afterwards, but you got to make it through the 25 hours prior sans hors d'oeuvers.

Posted by: skinnydan at September 19, 2007 03:19 PM

Thanks, Bill, but I have the original Volvo radio that still works that I'm going to try (again) to get put back into it. The problem was that whoever installed the junk in there now cut everything, including the special harness hookup doohickey. I've got one to replace it now, but it's figuring out which wire goes to what.

As for time, I don't have time to comment, either.

Skinnydan, I don't think O.J. is going to be available this year.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 19, 2007 04:07 PM

Wow! LSU vs S Carolina & Alabama vs Georgia this weekend. Good footyball me thinks.

BTW the bestest "talk like a pirate" was this from my friend Kip


You like Chan? Jacky Chan? You like Rush Hour? Rush Hour 3? You haven't seen yet?

How about DVD? Brand new DVD, fresh off boat. Real color label. Region 1, subtitles in Cantonese -- don't worry, you just ignore those. Good price on DVD, Rush Hour 3. Ten dollar! Five dollar?

There. You have nice day!

You like Chuck Norris?

Posted by: Chef Tony at September 19, 2007 09:40 PM

I have long thought it unfair to Chinese pirates everywhere that "Talk Like a Pirate Day" relies so heavily on repetition of the phrase "ARRRrrrrrrrr!"

As for football, I'm just glad that New Mexico State (2-1) only gets to bring their travel squad to the Plains and not the whole team.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 20, 2007 08:10 AM

Five minutes was enough for you to tell you real the state of things. Not everybody can do that. And you are right that daily posting trains better our memory.

Posted by: hans at September 29, 2007 08:31 AM

Well, it's just one of those things that's hard to adjust to for someone with acute blogorrhea. Going from pretty much a stream of consciousness pile of blither to a highly concentrated pile of blither takes some getting used to.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 29, 2007 01:05 PM