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I'm not saying you're actually going to get 7 kinds of random here, but I'm pretty sure that the only way I'm going to get an entry out tonight is to loose the random.

Well, ok, let's start with some updates on things I've talked about previously: first of all, the Texans lost rather ignominiously on Monday Night Football. But hell, they had those injury problems that we had talked about, and it was New England in Foxboro in December and if you read between the lines when I was talking about it before, I wasn't really holding my breath for a victory there. But hey, we're still 11-2. Most teams would give their eyeteeth to be in the Texans' size 14 shoes. We'll see what happens with Indianapolis this weekend.

Also, regarding the cruise ships, this was big news in Galveston this past week: Disney has decided to leave earlier than anticipated. (It looks like the rest of that article is behind a pay wall now, darnit.) Anyway, they're still staying through 2013, they're just not going into 2014 as they had previously hinted they might. And apparently the other suitor for those berths was going to be Princess Cruises, but they have decided to go further inshore and go out of LaPorte. (It's always possible that that will not work out, anyway; LaPorte has had a couple of flings in the past at being a cruise ship departure city and it never seems to work out too well. We'll see.)

I stayed home from work today because I had a sore throat. (I say I stayed home; I didn't drive to Galveston, is what I mean, but I ended up doing several hours of work anyway.) What I really was leading to here, though, was that I have been sick for pretty much the last month now. I'm pretty sure I caught a cold on top of my normal fall allergies, and I was sick for the 10 days or so immediately before Thanksgiving, and since then I've had trouble shaking it. I've been through bags and bags of cough drops. I am getting better, but really slowly. And every few days I get these sore throats, which are usually bad in the morning but then go away again. It's very annoying. I'm pretty sure it's just allergies, but with the way it keeps dragging on, you gotta wonder. (But then what is it? Strep throat? I dunno. I suppose I might should go to the doctor and see what they say. But I hate to.)

I started sending out Christmas cards, finally - I had 5 people on the TUS list who were out of the country, so I did them first, and they're all mailed, and today I started working on the rest of the list. TUS people (until I run out, anyway) are getting some of my precious hoarded cards that I made myself. I've been footling around with more homemade cards this year but haven't gotten far. Anyway, I'm going to use up last year's stash first, some of which are very cute. (I also have Grinch cards and... something else that was on the morbid side... that I'm really tempted to give to my elderly neighbors just to wake them up a bit. But I probably won't.)

paywall argh

Date: 2012-12-14 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dinda.livejournal.com
I HATE that the GDN has instituted a paywall; they're officially off my good list forever. I used to subscribe but one time when I went on vacation I switched to the option they have to send my paper to the newspaper in schools program. Well they never switched me back but they kept BILLING me. Apparently, eventually my subscription expired with a large balance which I didn't even know I had. Some time later I tried to re-subscribe only to find out I owed them like $23 for back issues I never got - they were sent to a school, who knows. Of course I never got a bill for this in all that time. So, b/c of principle I didn't re-subscribe but do read the daily headlines. Argh. So now I go to my sister's to read the big Sunday paper but that's about it. Now the paywall has killed them for me.

Maybe I'll start buying the paper from the homeless guys on 61st street.

Disney - yeah not sure what happened there but might have something to do with the fact there are no casinos on Disney ships.

Re: paywall argh

Date: 2012-12-14 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
I hear Disney cruises are a bit more expensive, too. (Are there casinos on Carnival ships? I had no idea.)

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