I’m on the cusp of miserable, my friends. Not quite there, but definitely in the suburbs. I went to bed around 2 am, and got up with the alarm at 9. That’s a normal amount of time for me, however… I couldn’t maintain a good sleep. I kept waking up, over and over, and wallowing ‘neath the covers. It feels like I didn’t sleep at all.
Also, it’s really hot and muggy. As I type this I feel glazed, like an Easter ham. God, I hate this time of year. Summer is bullshit.
You know that dull headache you get when you’re sleep-deprived? Yeah, I’ve got that. Also, my crack is awash is perspiration; I need to hit that shit with a damp cloth. Pass the beer nuts.
On a more positive note, I cut some kind of crazy deal with Angie’s List a few weeks ago. Well, it’s semi-positive, anyway. We don’t really use the service all that much. But check this out…
A few years ago I subscribed, for $12. A year later it auto-renewed, which pissed me off. So, I called Angie (I’m pretty sure it was her) and told her I didn’t appreciate that nonsense. They added a year to my subscription, and turned off auto-renew.
This year I got a series of emails, begging me to re-up. Like I say, we don’t use it much. Occasionally we’ll look up doctors, or handymen or whatever. But it didn’t seem like it was worth twelve bucks.
So, they knocked it down to five. I still said no, and they knocked it down to four. Then they sweetened the pot with a $25 Shell gas card. So, I renewed for $4, and got $25 worth of gas. The card arrived yesterday! Wonder what would’ve happened if I’d held out even longer? Maybe I could’ve gotten a new car?
Sure, it’s something we don’t use, and probably don’t need. But I’m still celebrating my victory. Don’t shit on my victory! I’ve got very little to cling to these days.
On another positive note, I watched WarGames on Netflix a few nights ago, and enjoyed the hell out of it. A lot of 1980s movies that I recall with fondness turn out to be horrifyingly bad when I revisit them. Not so with this one. It was a good time: 90 minutes well-spent.
What Netflix movies have you seen lately that you’d recommend? I have roughly a thousand things on my list, but still crave more. Help me out, won’t you?
Also, what movies turned out to be dogs, years later? Things that you thought were good, and weren’t? Do you have anything on that one? Tell us about it in the comments.
And I know this one is abbreviated, but I’m struggling here. I’ll leave you with one more Question. It’s something from DEEP inside the Notebook of Questionable Ideas, probably jotted down while drunk in 2013.
I’d like to know about your hitchhiking experiences. Have you ever done it yourself? Ever picked anybody up? I have almost nothing to contribute to this conversation, because I assume all hitchhikers are serial killers, and try not to even make eye-contact with them.
One time I was with some guys in California, driving between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and they thought it would be fun to pick up a couple of teenagers hitching alongside the highway. Needless to say I was horrified, and convinced one of them would wrap a wire around my neck within the first three minutes.
Thankfully nothing happened, except there was a slight B.O. issue. I prefer to think it was the guy who was funking up our rental van, and not the girl. For some reason that’s easier to reconcile.
So, anyway… if you have anything on hitchhiking, please share.
And I need to go to work now. Just another 14 or 15 hours and I can sleep some more! Good stuff.
Have a great day, boys and girls.
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