Category Archives: Shopping Around

Big Wheels Keep On Turning

I was hoping that my tax refund check was going to be a bit larger than it ended up being. I did my taxes online this year, but when the actually check was deposited into my account it wasn’t the amount that my computer said it would be. That really sucks.

I was hoping to be able to buy a new car this year. I’ve been spending a good amount of time on the computer looking at a variety of vehicles that have caught my eye. My father would like to see me in a Mercedes Benz CLS, wouldn’t that be something?

My mother would like to see me behind the wheel of her favorite car which happens to be an Aston Martin. Like that would really happen! I really like the looks of the new Infiniti g37 myself. But reality keeps me in check and I do believe that when I’m ready I’ll be looking for a KIA Sorento, it’s a good deal all the way around and suits me just fine.

But for now my Honda Accord will hopefully keep me on the road until I can come up with some money in order to get myself a brand new vehicle.

The Up Dating of Maps

The way that they are constantly changing the names of countries it would be hard to keep up with the job of being a mapmaker these days. But I guess that it would be good job security though. I am pretty familiar with the globe and what is where, and who belongs to who, but sometimes I’m really thrown for a loop about some places.

This time stemming from a conversation at work with a buddy who is planning a unique vacation for his family this summer vacation season. He has had enough of Disney World and the typical family style get-a-ways that they have fallen into the routine of, so he has gone online and has spent a good amount of time researching to come up with The Great British Holiday at Butlins Minehead.

My Crock Pot Put to Use

I don’t know what I would do with out my slow cooking Crock Pot, now that I have figured out so many ways to use it, I find myself pulling it out from under the counter more and more as time goes by. Today was a perfect day to put it to use, they way it spills the aroma all through out the house is just wonderful and keeps everyone from wondering too far from the house come dinner time, that puts a smile on my face.

Love My Crock Pot

Crock Pot

TWINS!

My favorite team is the Minnesota Twins, not because they are a good team that cannot beat the Yankees under any circumstances. Not because they have an exciting young catcher whose greatness is only surpassed by his inability to hit against the Yankees. No, I am a fan of the Twins because of their ineluctable ability to hit into double plays, of which they led the league in this year. Part of the credit goes to their innate powers to get on base, but not to hit extra base hits. After all, you can’t hit into double plays without getting on first. Once somebody is on base, the next part requires being extremely slow.

The Twins are full of players who have absolutely no speed, but yet still love to hit ground balls. If you have a guy on first who is as fast as a turtle with a limp, and you have a batter who is of equal portliness and like to swing at pitches that sink, then you have the perfect recipe for a double play. It is the most ballet like play in all of baseball, and I am a huge fan of the arts and dance, with their wonderful music, especially the trumpets. This is why watching the Minnesota Twins play is a must for me, and why I catch them every night on my satellite tv package.

Gîte – A French Holiday Home That is Available For Rent

I got an email from Larry, an old class mate of mine from back in our middle school days, telling me that that he and his new wife are taking a nice long two week vacation in March, which is a great time to get away from all of the cold weather and the wet snow that we usually get that time of year. They are first going to England, then Spain and then on to France. Sounds good to me, I’m so very envious of them. I wish that I could spend some time over seas. I’ve always wanted to fly over to England and then travel all over Europe seeing and experiencing all the wonderful things and places that we’ve always heard so much about. Maybe one day I’ll have enough cash to do just that. I’d like to locate and rent one of top notch ski apartments that are so popular for people that enjoy snow skiing, snow boarding, snowmobiling and all other outside winter activities. There are a lot of snowboard tips and snowboard tricks that are being offered for snowboard for beginners like myself, these days.

In Larry’s email he states that they are taking their time in looking for one of the nicer gites in France, which led me to the dictionary. I had no idea what the definition of gîte was so I wanted to see what the dictionary had to say about it. Apparently a gîte is a French holiday home that is available for rent and comes fully furnished and equipped for self-catering. The Internet will certainly be a useful tool in finding the perfect accommodations for them. No longer do you have to find yourself traveling blindly and hoping for the best when you get there. We have all heard horror stories of such tragedies.

I emailed Larry back and encouraged him to send me a post card and to have a wonderful time and to take plenty of pictures that he can post on Face book for all of us to see and enjoy along with them upon their return.