Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bits & Bites

This time of year I like to dream big. I think of giving beyond Christmas and Birthday gifts and just plain cash. I dream of giving of myself.

On another fun note, someone I know who works here has a free offer. Enjoy, my Canadian readers!

Remember the guilt talk I was supposed to get from my associated about working weekends? They had a perfect chance last week and nothing happened. I put it out of my mind and figured they really were scared of me after all... As Machiavelli says, it is better to be feared than loved...when it comes to business...

Well, the phone call came yesterday and it was their assistant who was asked to ask me... so they wouldn't even do it themselves...what does that say? I politely declined and said I wasn't interested. End of story.

ING finally processed my sale request of part of the gain from my non tax account. I am putting the proceeds into an RSP. That move will net me a few hundred dollars. My only issue with them is that the price of the sale is on the day they process the request, not on the day I chose to sell it. So I won't know the price I will buy at until it is processed. It is the cost of dealing with an online entity.

D has had a couple of issues with his new to him used car he purchased at the end of August. As you can imagine, neither one of us are thrilled about it. We didn't trade in a '97 CRV for a '05 Civic to have more problems. Both issues are covered under warranty but still...We decided that if one more issue creeps up, we're getting rid of it and D can drive my car until we decide what to do next.

Yes I am going to the New Moon Premiere on Thursday night! D will likely be hiding his face but he's coming too. It is possible we'll be the oldest ones there and we may not be able to handle the hoards of screaming young girls but it will be fun and make us feel crazy younger...


  1. I turned down New Moon with my wife - if we're going to see it, I think I'll wait until the younger crowd gets bored ....maybe a few weeks?

  2. Yes, D is being very kind to me! We've always waited until lower crowds so this may be our first and last experience!

  3. PS -- The premiere was great. The second movie is exponentially better than the first, in my opinion.

    The movie theatre did a great job spreading out people. It wasn't crowded at all. The film festivals are way worse.

    So you won't have to wait weeks and weeks to see this.

  4. The first one wasn't that good at all, compared to the books so that's good about the second one - glad you had fun.

  5. I am so glad I read the books before I saw the first movie. Had it been the other way around, I would not have wanted to continue with the series at all.

    I too feel the first movie was seriously lacking. I realize it is aimed for a relatively younger audience but I would like to think that even teenagers appreciate a well done movie.