Bonus Part 2

March 30, 2009

So could I be a more lucky guy? Today someone made a right hand turn from the left lane right in front of me as I was going about 30 mph. I couldn’t fully stop, so we had a minor accident (his fault and no injuries I might add). Just like in November, I get to have my car upgraded to “like new”. This time it will be at no expense to myself.

The bright side of life,
That’s the I like to look,
Volkswagon repair.

Damage Control

March 19, 2009

Jon “What’s wrong Corie?”

Corie “Nothing.”

Jon thinking (Oh no,  I better start kissing her open mouth.)

She’s thinking nothing,
Better start damage control,
Refrigerator.

NPR

February 14, 2009

It was three months ago yesterday that my car was broken into.  And let me say it again, bonus!

Since then, I had a new cup holder installed ( How did I go so long without a cup holder? …..that’s a very American thing to say…in a bad way).  I also had the car stereo that Corie gave me for Christmas installed in my car.  I won’t go into too much detail, but I love it!  It connects to my phone over Bluetooth, it has USB so that I can charge my phone through it without the car charge that was stolen in November.  Lot’s of nice features.  Thank you Corie!

So for over two months I had a car with no car stereo.  Every day that I go to work, I spend at least an hour in my car.  I can easily spend two hours or more driving in a given day.  As many of you live in Kansas City, I’m sure you can relate. This is one of the major reasons I am frustrated that light rail was voted down and why I would love to move to another city…say Portland, OR for example.  But let me tell you what I learned.  I like NPR.  No, it isn’t that I just like it, I missed listening to NPR.  I missed getting my “Up to Date” with Steve Kraske and “Morning Edition” with Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep.  Also, I learned that can’t stand The Buzz.  The music isn’t that good, the DJ are obnoxious and they play way too many commercials.

 This is a service that I really value.  I spend far more time listening to NPR than I do watching TV.  I listen to roughly 25 hours of NPR a month…give or take a few.  That is 300 hours a year!!1  There aren’t very many things I invest that much time in.  Work, Corie, sleep, and maybe eating. 

As I write this, I realize that I need to make a point of contributing to NPR on an annual basis. Surely 300 hours is worth $100 a year.

Now, the question is, do I contribute to 89.3 who I listen to more regularly because they have a stronger signal and come in more clearly, or to 90.9 because they play better music throughout the day…or both?

I like NPR.
That’s all that I have to say.
Do you haiku too?

As promised

February 7, 2009

Amy “It doesn’t matter who gets it when, it only matters who gets it in the end.”

Me “That’s what she said.”

Bonus

November 13, 2008

Let me start off by saying, being robbed is way underrated. I don’t know why it gets such a bad rap.

For those of you who didn’t know, my Blackberry was stolen last month in Detroit. Then this morning, I came down to my car to find my drivers side window was broken (pictures to come) and the radio was ripped out.

Here is how I see it…

My phone was stolen, so I replaced it with a new G1, which is what I am using to write this post (props to the wordpress application someone made). This has actually reduced my phone bill, saving me money over time. $300/$10 a month=2 and a half years.

Then, my car was broken into, and I expect to get a new radio (hopefully with Bluetooth so I can use it for hands free phone calls with my g1), maybe a new cup holder, and also a new window. In addition to that, I got to meet some neighbors who moved here from NC. Here is a shout out to Sarah & Garrett. Sarah goes to the art institute and majors in fabric art. Garrett works at the Gap and pays the bills.

They will be getting a new window as well. They should also have their golden goose and Rumplestiltskin replaced (both of whom were in the trunk as so stated on their insurance claim).

As an afterthought, I also haven’t gone to work yet. So I also get a half day out of the deal!