i need another weekend

Posted on Monday 19 June 2006

sense ::hearing // Gearlog Podcast

The weekend was, of course, Father’s Day weekend, and we spent most of Saturday and Sunday up with my parents relaxing and sitting on the sofa, watching TV and talking about all manner of things, from politics to current events to how much Food Network has gone downhill. And apparently, I’m not the only one who shares a passionate hatred for Bobby Flay and Rachel Ray. I love that photo of Ray though; it’s from her long-lost FHM shoot which manages to make her look absolutely and incredibly unsexy. I was impressed. Check out the comments too; very much worthwhile if you’re of like-mind. Nuke from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

In other news, Comcast came out to our place on Friday to do absolutely nothing, which is what I expected when I called them up and said that I was having intermittent networking issues. The guy came out, tested the signal to our cable modem, and subsequently (since the connection was fine when he arrived) started talking about what we might be able to do to narrow the problem down in the long run, or if we have an additional problem. I saw myself in the poor guy; I know what it’s like to see to someone’s issue and find out that there’s nothing I can do, and if I did do something I might screw up-so instead you try and talk the person into satisfaction of some kind. I know the drill, I do it every day, much to my dismay. So yeah, let’s see how things go.

So! Pastilla has sent us a package! It’s currently in the trunk (here’s hoping that nothing in it is temperature sensitive!) and we’ll be opening it this evening; pics to follow!

46 days till Otakon. It’s not so much the con that I’m horridly looking forward to (although I am, make no mistake) but the 5 day weekend I’m taking off just so I don’t have to deal with the day-in and day-out of my job anymore. I seriously can’t wait.

3 Comments for 'i need another weekend'

    June 19, 2006 | 8:04 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHHA – re Rachel and Bobby

    re: package. One small item may suffer; we’ll see how clever Glico is

    June 20, 2006 | 1:31 pm

    ::giggle:: I have beef with Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay. It just comes out sometimes. ^^

    As for the package! Lovely! Thank you so very very much! I’ll post pictures soon!

    June 22, 2006 | 11:59 am

    […] Given my recent run-ins with Comcast, I thought that this video was especially hilarious. Seriously-it’s about spot on, in my opinion, if the technicians have to wait on hold for an hour before talking to someone up there, imagine how the customers have to deal. Yeah, if I could pay someone else for decent, reliable high speed to my house, I would, but sadly it’s either Comcast cable broadband or Verizon slow-ass DSL. Bleh. […]

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