Saturday, October 15, 2011

Took a Chance

     It's really good to take chances.  I want to try to take a chance everyday.
     New experiences grow new memory paths in your brain, or something like that.  And I just know it's good for my somewhat too-calculated self.  Also, it can be...exhilarating, yes, that's the word.
     It's especially easy when it's only an $8 dollar chance at the Goodwill.  It was a VHS/DVD combo player recorder, for goodness sake.  Remember when those cost $300?  Yeah, me too!   So I weighed the pros:  VHS will be extinct some day and I will still be able to play my extensive collection; I can play parts of my new DVD collection in the same device; my boys will be so proud of my find; I do not need to feed this thing when I get it home; I will not have to live with this decision for the rest of my earthly days; the power turns on in the store; it's only $8.  Okay, now the cons:  $8 can buy a very small bag of groceries- I could be throwing away a bag of groceries; this Goodwill store is an hour from home- if the thing doesn't function properly it's not worth the return gas money; and lastly, it could be a piece of crap.
      I bought it, along with a jeweled pair of $3 garden Croc shoes - it was exhilarating!
     Below is Dexter's product testing report.

     I have a new path in my brain.  I also was able to save The Emperor's New Groove.  Life is good!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Laughing a Little

 Been working on some other rather than no blog post at all, here are a few things that have made me laugh lately.

I would like to make this the new rage to calm road rage.  I was really hungry on a long ride home with groceries and discovered that is especially helpful through a construction zone.  Almost as good as a Starbucks red-eye.

 Bruce.  Unstaged.  He makes me laugh every day.

Here is the latest book that has 5 of my stories published in it, by Barbour Publishing.

Considering what I have packed in my overnight bag, I should consider reading this book.