Update of the Day: So, I was late for work this morning. Not just a little bit either. I was woken up at around 8:20 by my cat (I’m supposed to be at work at or before 8:00 a.m.). I can’t find my phone. My phone, which I’m perhaps entirely too dependent on. I have lots of contact information in there that I’ve not bothered to record elsewhere. Thankfully, I use the automated contact backup app I get “free” with my plan with Verizon, so all that stuff is backed up to Verizon’s servers daily. Better yet, I can go to the vzw.com web site and access and manage that contact information there, so I can actually find and use those numbers sans phone. This is good, because I had to do that this morning to call someone and see if maybe my phone ended up in with their stuff on accident.
More pressing, though, is I use my phone as my alarm. Alarms. Now, understand, I’ve got TWO perfectly functional clock-radio alarms. Still packed, sitting in a box in my living room. I haven’t really needed them, the phone (generally) suffices. I customarily keep it close at hand, I’ve got a really irritating ringtone I use as the alarm, and it’s loud enough. I’ve had a couple of incidents where I shut off the alarms and went Back to sleep, but they’ve been fairly rare. After Baby woke me up this morning, once I realized what time it actually was, I spent about 5 minutes looking for my phone, with ever-increasing irritation and near-panic, then 10 minutes hurriedly showering and dressing and getting to work. Almost 40 minutes late.
Terrible start to a work week, after a pretty good weekend. Played poker with friends Saturday night. It was fun, but wasn’t as fun as I’d hoped it could be. I learned that it gets me really drunk really fast if I mix saké with beer, wine, and vodka (not simultaneously, just all consumed througout a couple hours). Sunday evening, I had about 4 hours of really good quality time spent with a friend. Wasn’t enough, but it was still very nice.
Link of the Day: DealExtreme.com – Very nifty site, lots of stuff really cheap (from China!) with FREE SHIPPING.
Spam of the Day: “Paris Hilton pees like men”
Funny of the Day: That’s unpossible!
Pic of the Day: The Digestive System of the Internet
Quote of the Day: “Looking at stuff for my apartment reminds me of Fight Club. ‘Which flatware set defines me?'” – Me, on Twitter this weekend.