Thursday, February 16, 2006

Random Thoughts #12

--My treadmill is making a squeaking noise every time I take a step with my right foot. I was thinking of hitting it with some WD-40, but I was afraid I might have to walk faster. Or worse, find out that it was my hip squeaking instead.

--I can't remember if I blogged about it, but I was having a little problem with my newly remodeled second floor bathroom dripping water onto my dining room table. Surprisingly, my contractor came and fixed it for me--for free--almost a year after the work was done. Then yesterday, I got a $50 gift certificate to the Plaza (our local shopping area) and a note apologizing for the inconvenience. Now THAT'S what gets someone a customer for life. Or, a sure sign that you overpaid.

--So just out of curiosity, I just went to my contractor's Web site and they have my bathroom pictures posted. I knew he had a guy come over to take pictures for his site, but had no idea they looked so good. Mine is Bath #1. These pictures actually do it some justice. It was nice of them to Photoshop my underwear and sweatpants off the floor.

--Rather than pick any special athletic event for this year's defining moment, I'm voting for the Bob Costas interview with Dick Button and Scott Hamilton. It was a true "Oh no he didn't" moment (and I rarely have those). They were discussing Johnny Weir, who is fairly outspoken and obviously presumably gay (and adorable, in my opinion), when Bob asks Scott what he thinks of Johnny. Scott says tongue-in-cheek, "Well, Johnny's philosophy is "I'm here, I'm Weir."" Naturally, I only think that's funny if Johnny does.

--I think I prefer racing sports to sports that require judging. My brain is more comfortable with the exactness of a clock and a finish line. It's easy for me to tell who wins. Or maybe it's just that they wear skimpier outfits, who knows.

--Since U.S. Airways is merging with AmericaWest, I got a letter telling me I needed to use 4,500 frequent flier miles that I didn't even know I had. My only options since there were so few of them was to go to a Web site and order magazines. So, in addition to the 4-5 I already get, I've added Travel and Leisure, Time, Wired, GQ, Out and Spin. I think I'm going to send a few to my friends' addresses. I can't possibly read all that crap.

--I have no interest in gossip or entertainment-world blogs. I just don't find them interesting or funny. Really, I just don't care. While I would never have the literary skill to describe it so eloquently, here's exactly how I feel about them, especially Perez Hilton.


At 1:01 AM, Blogger David said...

Johnny signs his name with a heart! (Click on the link to see.) Apparently he's not only gay but still in 6th grade.

At 7:26 AM, Blogger Dave said...

There's not just a heart... if you notice, underneath it, there's a line that resembles an ice skate. Ohmigod, like, how cute is that???


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