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December 19, 2005

Weekend roundup

Filed under: General — Tom @ 6:27 am
  • Extremely busy weekend. Shopping, shopping, shopping and . . . oh, yeah, a little more shopping. See below for more on being behind on everything.
  • One of the things I shopped for this weekend was . . . a new car! As mentioned previously, I had my eye on a Honda Ridgeline truck, and that’s exactly what I got on Saturday. I don’t have my own pictures yet (see above about shopping – it took up the whole weekend) but here’s exactly what mine looks like, minus the sexy red-rock desert setting. It’s friggin’ awesome – best thing I’ve ever ridden in or driven. More later – maybe some pictures of mine.
  • With the Ridgeline, we were then able to much more easily transport the Christmas tree we finally tracked down (after a couple of nights cut short by our lot of choice being closed at night – seriously, what are you people thinking?! That, followed by what seems to be a shortage of Christmas trees everywhere had us worried there’d be no first Christmas tree for Amanda. Alas, we finally tracked a good one down.
  • We still have not managed to get Christmas cards done yet. We’re behind on everything this year. For example: we bought pumpkins two days before Halloween, then ran out of time to carve ’em up. I just threw them out this past Thursday night. As for this holiday, well, we just got our tree decorated last night. We’re going to get those cards out tonight, however. Hopefully they’ll actually make it to people before Christmas.
  • Jack Black hosted SNL this weekend, so, being a Jack Black fan, I decided to give it a shot again because after several extremely lackluster seasons, I’ve pretty much given up hope. I thought maybe JB might be enough to make the show bearable, and it was – in spots it was actually humorous. And I’m glad we watched because we got to see what was, hands down, the funniest thing SNL has come up with in years: Chris Parnel and Andy Sandberg’s rap video about cupcakes and the Chronic(what?!)cles of Narnia. Could there be hope for SNL again afterall?
  • Pixies fans, be sure and sign up with to take advantage of their 50 free mp3s. Why? Because there’s an exclusive “two disc” (a term that means nothing when speaking of files) compilation of official live recordings of their recent tour. And it’s awesome.
  • As of 3 am this morning, I’m wide awake. No idea why.


  1. Ah, so you ditched the Matrix! I’m trading mine in the Spring, probably for a Chevy HHR.

    Tom C.

    Comment by Tom Conley — December 19, 2005 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  2. Good choice, Tom. The HHR is definitely an eye-catcher, like a grown-up PT Cruiser. Looks to be a considerable amount bigger than the Matrix, too, which is another plus!

    Comment by Tom — December 20, 2005 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

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