Monday, December 31, 2018

Next week CES.

Every year I devise all these plans to get stuff up on the blog or my twitter feed. And every year something foils me. I don't have a team of people to filter out and get content with wifi boosters. You can't believe how much people eat wifi. And devices always decide to be temperamental.

CES is a little like running a marathon through at least 10 IKEA's while playing luggage frogger. Well the luggage isn't so bad the past few years since there were a few terrorists threats. But I have seriously logged 10 miles in one day.

By the time you get back to the hotel you just want grub and a shower. But I'm going to try harder to at least get something up each day. Posts could be very late though. I will not be on my normal posting schedule for all of next week.

This week I don't know what you get because the only thing us techies can think about right now is CES. It's just a lot. And everyone gets sick when they get home. Everyone. It's in the CES handbook.

Conversations with Mr S.

I was making small talk with a girl about her eyebrows which were mathematically perfect. You could tell she spent a lot of time on them.

She says - My mom hates them. And she doesn't have any problem telling me so.

Me - Well, I guess that is what moms are for, to keep you grounded in this world and make you tough.

We get back to the car and Mr S says - what a load of crap!

I look at him and smile - What?

Him - THAT's what you think of moms now?

I bust up laughing.

Him - That was a huge load of crap.

Me - You think that was a huge heap of revisionist history?

Him - Yes I do.

Me - Well.... I think in that moment I believed it. But you are right. That was a huge load of crap. I didn't even realize I was doing it.

But I do thin it's funny when my husband calls me out on my shit.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

I am a little amused with autocorrect right now. I misspelled the word "excited" and it turned the word into "fatties". Somewhere there is an engineer laughing about that.
Boy - this is a tough one. Illegal immigrant kills legal immigrant. How they gonna spin this one?

Oh - wait... the younger, cuter, Bennie Sanders will lead the way. Said in the most sarcastic way.

California Gov.-elect Newsom slams Trump border closing threat as 'irresponsible, irrational and absurd'

This should get good.
How long before the nostalgic crying about how people LOVED Sears!

No you didn't.! You didn't love Sears or Toys r' US, or any of those other stores - or else they would not have gone out of business.
It feels like it's time to give the standard December disclaimer about the blog sucking this time of year. Blogging is a ton of work blah blah blah. Things usually get dramatically better in January.

I do appreciate that you guys always seem to keep sticking around though.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

I guess if that market can go up 1000 points - it can also go down 1000 points. I'd never seen a 1000 point up day before. But it sets a new standard. Right?

I mean, the rally today only brought some stocks up to 55% down.

This will be one of Trumps greatest accomplishments.

Hospital prices are about to go public.

Medicine is the only service in which people do not know the price of something until after the service is rendered. And it's ridiculous. You don't even have a ballpark! There is no concept of price shopping at all. And Obamacare basically tried to intrench that in the very deepest way. A price is no option model. It's like you just brought your car in for a tuneup and said - just go wild.

It also switches the dynamic from - that sucks for you (once a bill has arrived) to - are you effing kidding me?

Monday, December 24, 2018

The light crawl is not over yet.

Deer were a popular decoration "thing this year." I got this one because - that is a 12 point deer! Right? He's HUGE. As tall as that persons house. Where do you store THAT thing?

This four block area has a theme.They seem like a good, fun, time.

This one is hard to see, but they had a display in the window of their airstream, and on the side of their garage they were projecting the movie Elf.

I told Mr S. we had to go hit this house because it was the guys last year. Mr S.'s response was - why should we reward quitters?

It seems like these people who do the big displays probably celebrate Christmas all year long. They have a lot of dolls and that sort of stuff.

This is our life now.

My car sugar was low, but I also wanted to see if Santana Row also had markdown signs. Because that is a pretty swanky mall. It is pretty on par with shopping in Palo Alto. And the answer was....yes. I actually don't think I've ever seen those signs at Santana Row. They were sort of one of those recession proof malls.

They are also adding a ton of mall space across the street at Valley Fair, and they also had the markdown signs. I wonder what the after holiday sales are going to look like.

I've never seen a Netgear store. Maybe it is a popup.

Everyone's car sugar was low.

We went to the Santana Row car show yesterday because we all had car-a-betes. Santana Row has been sucking pretty hard since at least summer. I've heard a lot of rumors about some of the shows shutting down because the police were tired of policing them. I don't know if it's true. But everyone came out en-mass yesterday. The parking garage was filled with everything from pocket rockets to R8's.

I guess I'm not completely over McLaren's. I think this is one of the uglier designs. but I do love the peekaboo door.

Often Mr S. and I get separated at these shows. If I see something - I am just off and vanished. We've made rules now so this doesn't turn into a friction in our relationship. But I was off getting this car, and when Mr S. found me he said - as soon as I saw that car - this is where I knew you would be. Which made me laugh. It's like the snarkolepsy bat signal.

This is too dark but it helps let me pretend the people weren't 't there. They were savage yesterday. I barely got out of there non cranky.

Lizard Porsche wrap was kinda funny.

They had two Pagani's, but it was worthless trying to get a clean shot.

Everyone wants to get a selfie with these cars, and the dudes... Oh the dudes.... they can be ridiculous.  They seriously love to rub their nuts on everything. When car season starts again - there is going to be a whole post about this.

I have a new car douche type to despise. The guy with a cell phone who thinks he can get macro shots. He doesn't have any kind of zoom so he basically has to lay on the car to get shots,  pissing everyone off around him. Because these guys aren't quick.

I was waiting for this guy to be done, and a guy next to me was observing my irritation. He's like - I know right? And we had a whole bonding session over it. But at least it wasn't an iPad. Thankfully that douchebaggery is almost gone.

Oh - also the people who aren't really there for the car shows kinda piss me off.

Santana Row is THE dog mall and I love that. But get out of the effing way so other people can take clean shots. These people were so oblivious and they would stand right in from of the cars with their gaggle of dogs. And everyone knows how much I love dogs! So for me to bitch about them, you have to be super irritating.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

More light crawl.

I sort of have to be dragged into the Christmas Spirit. I don't really believe in Christmas. But I'm really glad people put in the effort for the rest of us. It's just nice. And I do believe in presents and food.

This house has an actual snow blower in the front. And you can feel the temperature change two houses down.

This person just put this in the front yard with a few lights. It made me laugh.