Hey y'all, I'm just popping in before we go away again for the weekend. This time it's more local, a scant 90 minute drive into the woods to Hotel du Lac Carling. I loaded up on bug spray so I will be a walking deet torch. This is appropriate since I'm also a bug smorgasbord, I'll get 10 bites to your 1 so aslathering I will go. This is another of those Groupon type deals we scored. We got two nights hotel with five course dinner each night, breakfast two mornings, a welcome cocktail each plus a one hour massage each for $299. The reviews are good, so I'm excited.
Speaking of coupons, I learned a new trick when we were down in Boston. Birthday boys sister went out with us shopping for stuff and when we were in Best Buy, a lady came up to us while we were in line and handed us a 10 dollar off coupon that she couldn't use. Unfortunately, it wouldn't work because Apple products were excluded from the coupon's worth. So without batting an eye, Angela asks the clerk, "Well don't you have some other coupons lying around back there?" And the clerk started digging through the trash and found not one but two coupons, one of which actually worked. Digging through the trash people! It's going to be my new favorite line. Here's a pic of me and the genius coupon asker forer. I swear her shirt was purple but the photo says otherwise.
While in the Best Buy, I picked up (and was treated to for my bday) Katy Perry's latest disc Teenage Dream. It's become my new workout music. I have always loved pop music. Give me four chords and a rockin beat, a nice hook and a catchy bridge and I'm yours. A music snob I am not.
My eyesight is getting to the point where I'm going to have to actually go to the eye doctor. My reading distance has just about reached the limit of my arms but that's not the problem. The problem is that I get nauseous every time I read or focus on a game on my ipod touch. Apparently this is because of eye strain and it's only going to get worse and worse unless I do something. Crap. If it was just a headache I got, I'd probably tough it out, but nausea is my weakness. Maybe I should take a gravol (dramamine) before I read/play.
So I got a nice gift certificate from Daddy-o for my bird day and I used it to by a GPS from Amazon.ca. I was all excited to get it since we could use it for our trip to the country today. Well. The GPS had all 50 states from the USA loaded into it and that's it. It took a bit of insisting, but they finally are letting me send it back on their dime. Honestly, you're a Canadian company selling a GPS to Canadians and it won't work in Canada! Fail, fail, fail.