Dec. 31st, 2011

Mack 2.0

Dec. 31st, 2011 11:51 am
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Frank's 2,000" TV has arrived in my apartment!  Now how I will get myself past it and out the door remains to be seen....  The relevant quote by “Weird Al” Yankovic is: “Risin' above the city, blockin' out the noonday sun, it dwarfs/ The mighty redwoods and it towers over everyone...'Frank's 2000 inch TV..."

My lawyer friend Steve got the latest and greatest flatscreen super-duper TV for his wife as an early Christmas present.  For me, he gave the old RCA flatscreen television, still several generations advanced from my old, vaccuum tube model that I’ve had for over a decade.  I plan to run Netflix to it with HDMI, because who needs to pay for a cable subscription package anymore?  Granted, I also need stuff like a new filing cabinet (Please?  Anyone out there have one that’s not ancient and battle-scarred?) and a replacement sofa, but this is considerable progress in updating my life!  Just call me “Mack 2.0.”

Here’s some context, as adapted from my Facebook posting last night when I was too sore to sleep:  Dad and me moved a lot of plywood, 2 x 4's, other assorted lumber, and two televisions across parking lots, into basements, and up and down stairs this afternoon. We followed this up with an evening family shopping trip to Highway 280. THEN we had to get the pickup truck (well, two of us did; Mom was dropped off at home) back to Metro Rental and retrieve two cars from the Homewood office.

Really, I wish yet again I'd managed to turn off the lights and set the alarms before waking up in middle of the night, wondering why I'd crawled into bed and slept with my clothes on.  I have made some "Best of 2011" lists and will be posting those soon. I'm also working on my 2012 resolutions, for the mental exercise if nothing else, and may post those as well (depending on how much I edit of the overly personal, though no doubt interesting, stuff).  How about, "I also resolve not to fall asleep at 11 p.m. in exhaustion and wake up around 3 a.m., unable to get back to sleep?" Yeah, that'll work...

Have any 2012 resolutions you want to share?

Happy New Year,



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