(Really, it is. I've just read it again, and though I am going to push on the publish button, let me just say there's really nothing of interest today. I suggest you move along instead. )
Looks like we're in the bullseye for the big noreaster snowstorm. Some are saying we'll get a foot of snow overnight. I know I've been whining about snow for a while now, but it would really be something if this ended up being the biggest snowstorm of the year. It only took two days to melt the six inches we got Thursday, so it won't stick around long.
In other news, I've finalized our traveling plans for the year. The folks fly us out to visit twice a year, and I've been watching ticket prices to see if I can jump on any drop in fares. Friday evening I was pleasantly surprised to see a 20% drop, so I booked our July trip and January 2008 trip. But there was this weird thing. If I wanted to fly nonstop to Los Angeles, it was over $650, but if I flew in/out of the Orange County airport, it was $540, connecting to the LA nonstop. Okay, the drive between these two airports is under an hour, but they have a little puddle jumper flying between the two. How does this make sense to sell the ticket cheaper while providing extra flights? The LA - Montreal leg is the same on both bookings so this just didn't make financial sense. I chose a different option, connecting through Chicago instead.
Isn't this fascinating? This is why I didn't post yesterday. Just a bunch of fluff these days. Ooh ooh ooh, I forgot to tell you, I got tickets for the new Cirque de Soleil yesterday. Their new shows always start here (breathes on fingernails, rubs them, extends them and admires them) and we never go, the tickets are always gone so quickly and they're expensive too. Well, I was following a link from a metblog post and found they had two seats left together for the special 30% discount rate, I couldn't believe it, so I started ordering the tickets. The whole time there was a countdown timer to complete the transaction, or I would lose the tickets. I managed to secure them with only a minute left on the timer. A considerable amount of adrenaline was released during the process, but it was worth it, $100 for the two of us, going in a couple weeks.