I never thought I would say this but, yea for 47 degree weather ;D I am ready for the ice to melt away and for the warmer weather to come. Go away coldness, ice, and slippery driving. Warm weather makes me happy :D Only about a month or so more until spring :D
I knew it would happen some day. I just read on DCRTV that XM and Sirus are merging. Yea! I didn't read much of the mumbo jumbo, but it looks like it will be done by the end of this year. What is really cool is that people won't have to choose between the programing on XM and Sirius radio. You can have Howard Stern and Ron and Fez. Maybe this will push down the prices of their radios and make it more likely that I will buy one :)
I have been a fan of listening to the radio ever since I was a child. I've always been a little weird in that I prefer listening to talk radio rather than music. Though I do enjoy some music stations. I have been listening to one talk show, The Don and Mike Show since I was in junior high.
In the past couple of years I have thought about buying satellite radio. I have followed all of the general news and kept up with the prices. Every now and then I will really look into things and think about buying one. The price always gets me though. I have narrowed down what I would buy. I have decided that if I ever do buy satellite radio I will subscribe to Sirius. I am not totally sure which receiver. It annoys me that XM's receivers cost a lot less. For a while I was thinking I would just get the cheapest receiver. I have heard that the cheapest ones aren't very good and that with most of them you should just spend the extra money to get the next one up. Many people also end up buying the FM adapter that gets rid of the static. Most of the Sirius radio's you can buy come with a car kit. I don't spend huge amounts of time in the car. I would most likely buy a portable receiver that has a home/car kit that is compatible, which of course would cost me another $50 each.
The one I was looking at recently was the S 50 which they seem to be phasing out. I like that it's a portable radio, but it's main fault is that you can't listen to live music on the go. You have to save the programs you want to listen to onto the radio while it is docked and then you can listen to that saved content while your on the go. Their newest portable, the SL10 costs over $100 more which I am not even considering. The real kicker of the whole thing is the subscription. Yes, I could just buy one of their expensive radios and be done with it. However, then you have to pay their monthly service charge. I just can't see myself paying that when there are other important things we are saving for, namely a house. So thats where I am. I will keep listening to the news reports and I'm sure I'll have more periods where I seriously consider buying one. But for now I'm going to wait. Maybe one day they will merge and you will be able to get XM and Sirius in one. I wish I knew someone who had one so I could play with it.
Well we definitely had some interesting weather yesterday into this morning. We got about an inch or two of snow and then about an inch of ice on top of that. I hate ice. I'm always afraid I'll fall or get in an accident. Because of this I decided to call out from work today. I wasn't just being wimpy though. All the schools were closed, there was a sheet of ice on my car and we actually lost power for a couple hours in the morning. That was not fun. It took an hour of chipping away at the ice to finally get my car free. I'm really glad I got that done today so when I do go to work tomorrow I won't have to deal with all of that plus whatever refreezes tonight. I wonder if things will be closed again tomorrow. I also wonder how many kids showed up last night and tonight. I hope my drive in tomorrow is not icy.
My ice day was a pretty lazy day besides the hour I took to dig my car out. I was very proud of myself that I cleared it off all on my own. Besides my car I played a lot of my online game, watched dumb stuff on tv, and snuggled with Milo a lot. Only two more nights and Jeff is back :D
It's snowing right now. As of now the weather people are forecasting somewhere between one and four inches of snow with some freezing rain in there somewhere. It seems like most of the really bad weather will happen late tonight into tomorrow. So I probably will go to work today even though I work in the afternoon/evening. I bet a lot of kids will call out though :)
Day one is gone and my car is still there :) I'm happy about this.
Jeff and I watched the Grammy's the other night. It was a pretty good show. I really really don't like the Dixie Chicks though. I turned the channel when they were singing. They are so in your face and rude. Jeff and I mostly looked at what everyone was wearing. My favorite was Imogen Heap.
I just read that Anna Nicole Smith died. That is really sad. I had been following her a little through the Entertainment News with her whole paternity suit. I hope that they are able to figure out who the real father is and then everyone will be able to get some peace.
Woo hoo, tonight Grey's Anatomy is on. I <3 that show. I have watched it since the very first episode came on. I remember watching it on my couch in my apartment in North Carolina. It looks like it's going to be a good episode tonight ;D
Anonymous Opinion directed me to a contest the Delaware News Journal is putting on. They are starting a Cutest Cat Contest. I could not resist entering Milo into the contest. The only problem is that I have a million pictures of Milo. Jeff and I are having a hard time narrowing it down to the one we want to submit. So we figured that we would let you guys pick the picture we will submit to the contest. These are the pictures we are thinking about. Which picture do you like the best?
The Super Bowl came and went so quickly. I was rooting for the Bears :( Oh well. Jeff and I had a quiet night eating junk food. Just what the night should be like. My favorite part of the game was the pre-game show. I really liked the two marching bands dressed up as the two teams. Yes, I'm a big band geek. The whole Cirque du Soleil part was neat too. Overall, I was disappointed in the commercials. There were some that were funny, but not amazing. I would have to say that my favorite one was the Budweiser ad with the crabs. That was pretty cute. The lions one with the doritos wasn't bad either. The one ad with the robot who put screws in cars and then lost his job made me really sad. That wasn't a funny commercial, but it was a good one. In the end I fell asleep before the game was over. Busy weekend mixed with a boring Super Bowl. I hope next years is more exciting. Or at least has the Redskins in it :D
Today Jeff and I went to a bookstore that sells manga/sci-fi type stuff. It's a really neat book store with all kinds of stuff. While I was there I started looking at the new girly manga that had just come in. I used to read His and Her Circumstances but I got bored with the story line. I have bounced around a little bit since then trying to find a new manga to read. Today I picked up Red String. So far it seems really good. I already read through the first book. What is also cool about the Red String is that the author has a website where she updates the Red String comic three days a week. So I can continue to read the story line and not to have to shell out $10 for each book. That is very cool. Though, if it is really good I may buy them anyways.
Easter is only two months away. How can I tell? I found many varieties of Cadbury Eggs at the grocery store. Yum! Before I met Jeff, this is how I celebrated Easter. Oddly enough, one of my Jewish friends introduced me to them.
Woo hoo we made it to the weekend. I love not having to work for a day or two and being able to sleep in. This weekend will probably be busy though. We have a winter banquet to go to tonight. I think part of today will be spent getting "girlified" and ready. I hope we have a good time. Then tomorrow is the Super Bowl! I do like watching football, but I'm not a huge fan. I'm going to be rooting for the Bears just because you can say "Da Bears!" :D My favorite part of the superbowl is all the great commercials so I'm really looking forward to that.
Happy Ground Hog's Day and Happy Friday to everyone. Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow so spring is coming. Woo hoo, I don't like the freezing cold. We didn't get the huge snow/ice mess that the weather forecasters were predicting. We barely got a dusting. I guess thats good a thing for my drive into work. Looks like today is going to be a busy day.
I have played an online massive multi-player game called Fairyland on and off since I was in graduate school. It is a really cute game and was actually the first online mmorpg I had ever played. I met a lot of cool people online. However, just this week they announced that the company that runs the game is shutting it down. I had quit playing a while ago so this isn't as huge of a thing to me as it is to others, but it's still sad. There is another version of the game running, but it is based in Europe. I had previously played the Malaysian version and then the U.S version which is now shutting down. I just recently started playing a new game called Trickster whenever I get a free moment to fill the void. One great thing about Trickster is it's free ;)
It's amazing the things you learn about each other once you are married. I found out that Jeff prefers smooth peanut butter and hates chunky peanut butter. I prefer the chunky version. Why do I bother to mention any of this? I have been wanting a peanut butter and banana sandwich for the longest time. Another thing Jeff thinks is gross LOL. I finally went to the store and bought some peanut butter so I could make this wonderful delicious sandwich :D An what kind of peanut butter did I buy? Smooth just so Jeff could share in the fun. Aren't I a nice person? :D
I decided to give my blogger another shot again. This way Jeff isn't the only one that can post about new Milo pictures ;)
We are currently under a "Winter Weather Advisory". According to The Weather Channel we could get anywhere from an inch to three inches with freezing rain mixed in tonight and through rush hour tomorrow. Great. While I love snow, I hate having to drive in it. Tomorrow I work the morning shift of course. I really hope it's not bad driving at all or it's so bad I don't have to drive. We will see. Maybe I should wear my pjs backwards or something.