Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Air Time

I have come to enjoy morning radio shows over the past few years. Since moving to Salt Lake I found I enjoy listening to "radio from hell" on X96. They frequently have a segment called "Hello, Yeah? What?" where people can call in and talk about pretty much anything. A couple of weeks ago there were 2 or 3 people that called to get an opinion on possible baby names. So this morning when the segment was announced I decided to try calling in. I was on the air for a minute or two. I decided to also seek opinions on names we are considering. Though we obviously reserve the right to change our minds at any time, we are considering either Liam or Griffin (spelling not yet determined). I have never been on the radio before. And i think it was a lot of fun. BTW... The radio hosts all prefered the name I like over the one Em wants.
Thanks for reading.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Fun

Today was a nice Saturday for many reason. We relaxed at home this morning until Em's mom and Tony came over. Her mom took her and Maya, and Em's sister and daughter for some girl time (craft/thrift stores, etc.). Tony and I went to the car show in Sandy. Saw quite a few cool cars, including a Dodge Challenger, which is my realistic dream car (though it was not the right color). It doesn't what my real dream car is, cause its never going to happen for multiple reasons. I had this moment today where I realized that you people reach a point where they are literally wasting tons of money on their car.
Honestly, why would someone spend almost $70 K on a Cadillac Escalade when they could buy a VERY similar SUV from Ford or Chevy for less than half the price? Do the luxuries in the Caddy really warrant spending twice as much? Really? I highly doubt it. And I dont care that people buy it based on the fact that they can afford it. Thats a stupid reason to spend way too much money on a vehicle. There was a Bently convertable there at the car show... I $#!* you not, the MSRP was $370,000. Dont get me wrong, it looked like a nice car from where I could see it (they wouldnt let anyone get closer than about 10 feet from any of the Bentey's) but not $370K worth of "nice". Still... It was a lot of fun. We then all got back together for frozen yogurt. All in all, a good Saturday.
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Sick Again.

Last night was a rather long one. I guess its what I need to gear up for when the baby comes. A little after midnight, Maya woke up and wanted to use the restroom. She had been coughing earlier yesterday, but when she woke up in the middle of the night she couldnt stop coughing. I stayed up with her, trying to get her to go back to sleep. Everytime I would lay her back down she would put her hand on my shoulder and say "you're a good daddy". Cute!

Em took her to see the Dr. This afternoon. He says she has bacterial pneumonia, but he says we caught it suprisingly early. Whenever she is sick and you ask her how she feels. She has the cutest response.... "not So very good". Poor girlie!

Also, she has come to love helping Em clip coupons. So we got her some saftey scissors, and she has a ball. She essentially cuts the advertisements into confetti. Very cute to watch.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

No Longer Feeling Comcastic

We have been talking about it for a couple of months, and putting it off for just as long. Today Em called Comcast and cancelled our service.
In October, we were looking at our bill and noticed that the bill for our cable had nearly DOUBLED! We had set up automatic bill-pay so we wouldnt have to worry about it, which only made it less painful when the rate went through the roof. Keep in mind that we had only the most basic channels they offer + a DVR. When I opened the account they specified that the $44 per month was the continual price, not some introductory offer. Now we were paying $78... Ummmmm, hello? We dont watch $78 worth of TV per month. So, in our continual effort to save money, we dropped Comcast today and signed up for a free month subscription of Netflix... $9.99 Per month. In addition to the DVDs they will mail to us, we can stream unlimited movies/tv shows through our Wii. We will give it a go, and I will let you know how it goes.
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