May 12th, 2009

krazy koati

I've captured you, you've captured me, all that's left is we

My father said there was ``all kinds of excitement'' today while I was out at the Extruded Office Product. My father, bluntly, needs to get out of the house more, or at all. What really happened was more along the lines of a mildly interesting bit of news, rather than something exciting, and was only one tiem, so that I think the ``all kinds'' is inappropriate. So it was more of a ``thing of moderate interest'' which happened.

But the thing which happened was indeed of interest, to me at least: remember how the WiiFit was sent off last Monday for the repairing of a crack in its plastic case with the promise it would be returned in eleven to fifteen business days? This was apparently a very high estimate because it arrived back today. Supposing that we had one-day delivery through Federal Express that's still an amazing turnaround. I couldn't say what to do with the extra six to ten business days we had to wait. My mother suggested we could just stare at it without using it. Perhaps, perhaps.

I have picked up some rechargeable batteries, which should serve to reduce our minor problem of going through a set of four AA's every month. That might not sound like a big expense, but it bothers me to have to keep getting new batteries. I also picked up a rubber cover which should serve to, if not protect the board from anything other than dirt, then at least from making any future minor cracks being all that visible. So far I can't get all of its little prongs to fit into the little holes in the casing so that it stays on snugly. We shall see.

Trivia: Between the 30th and 31st floors of the Chrysler Building's facade are a black-and-white mosaic of cars. Source: Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City, Neal Bascomb.

Currently Reading: Lead Us Into Temptation: The Triumph Of American Materialism, James B Twitchell. OK, I'm tried of Thinkers About Culture proclaiming how Supermarket Sweep is an inherently better game show than The Price Is Right. Supermarket Sweep may more directly reward skill or knowledge, but it is an astoundingly boring game, whereas The Price Is Right only has a few boring games, mostly those used to save time for other, longer and more interesting pricing games.