Sunday, January 27, 2008

I'm Baaaaaaaack!

Once again, Frontier has impressed the heck out of me. I called on Saturday, and a very pleasant (on the eyes, too) service guy arrived with a new modem on Sunday. Sunday!!! I was still in my pajamas when he called. We have the internets again! Hooray!

Let's see...what have we been up to...

Friday was pizza and Jack Daniels (Joe and I are nothing if not classy), and we watched 3:10 to Yuma. We both really, really enjoyed this movie. It reminded me a lot of Unforgiven - mainly because it had heart and drama, in addition to the typical shoot-em-up bad-guy stuff. And for me, at least, it was Russell Crowe's best role to date. Just my $0.02.

Yesterday I started cleaning out the office. We have lots of wonderful shelves and cabinets that are filled with crap. So now that crap is on my dining room table, awaiting final judgment. I never get stuff like this done quickly, because it often takes me down Memory Lane...

Here is my treasured TI-35 (plus!). I bought it back in middle school or high school - can't remember which - for some math class that required we all go out and buy a scientific calculator. I used it throughout school, through college, and for balancing my checkbook most of my adult life. Alas, however, it is no more and only has weird dots on the display when you turn it on. All of the sin/cosin buttons have rubbed off, as have the add/subtract buttons. You were a good calculator - rest well, old friend.

In other news, I had to snap this the other night...

...they were just too damn cute.

Have a lovely day, one and all!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of sleeping buddies! I have a few of those from the Bravo days! Dreaming of Italy! Hugs to everyone there!
Kristin

Eric K. said...

I had a TI-36 that I bought my senior year in high school, and it sits on my desk at work to this day.

Love the picture of Joe! I think you could do a whole "Joe and Cats: A Study in Sleep" theme. But, then again, if someone came into my house with a camera, they could probably do the same with me...

Amy said...

I still have my TI-(some number)calculator. It's in much spiffier shape than yours! But then, I don't have much use for it these days. (Balance my checkbook? Huh? The bank does that for me!)

Did you really do so much trig that the sin/cos buttons wore off?

frogonthefly said...

I might be wrong....but I believe we can tribute all our TI-35's to Mr. Pappas's 9th grade class. It shaped me so....I can't even remember the name of the class.

Amy said...

QPS. Quantitative Physical Science. That is when I bought my first one, but I think the one I have now is a newer one.

Also, it's possible the kids in the fancy math classes (that would be Beth, but not you and me, Jane) had to buy the nice calculators earlier.

More and more off-topic, but I feel compelled to mention that my brother now sometimes exchanges emails with Mrs. Pappas, as they are now both math teachers in Georgia public high schools.

2D Girl said...

http://2dgirlwrites.blogspot.com/2008/01/310-to-yuma.html

I too loved 3:10 to Yuma!

I love your blog! I found you via the award that Jacquie (I'm not bad, I just knit that way) gave you. I just passed on your Mom's cough remedy recipe to an old high school friend. 70s moms did know what they were doing.