Monday, February 05, 2007

Over the weekend

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I haven't been posting, lately, I know. Usually, I'm a quasi-religious blog poster. I don't know what's got into me, or out. I've been unplugged lately. I went to Wal-Mart a few days ago and bought a bluetooth earpiece to use with my marvelous new phone. I thought that it would drain the battery because of the dual radio use. In all, the phone has three radios, I think. There is the GSM radio for phone service, the radio for WiFi, and the radio for bluetooth. The opposite has happened. My battery actually lasts longer. I think I know why.

When you use your hands to make phone calls, you think about your phone and play with the features. When you are hands free talking, you don't mess with your phone hardly. I think that may be why I haven't posted. As a result of not fiddling with the phone, I don't drain the battery with processing and turning on the backlight. I'm also not reminded to post.

So, to make up for my failure, let me tell you what I did this weekend. After I came back from Wal-Mart, I tested the bluetooth earpiece. The next day, I got a haircut at the Mane Express in Dobie Mall. From there, I stopped at the Bob Bullock Museum to watch a cowboy movie on IMAX. I came to work again and took care of organizing the million little details that bunch up on you during the week. I emptied my inbox on the desk and on my Outlook. I grew comfortable with the earpiece and forgot about the phone during one call. I walked out and noticed that my call started breaking up. When I realized what I'd done, I went back to the office to get the phone and take it with me.

Because I have such an exciting life, I went to Wal-Mart again and bought paper clips, highlighters, and a wallet. I can buy supplies on the House account, but I'm picky about my supplies. Plus, they don't have wallets at the House store.

I went home and took some of the reference material that some of the advocacy groups brought. I don't understand why people bring us books to read about X, Y, or Z topic rather than a summary with people we can contact for more details. We don't have time to sit around reading stuff. We're too busy sitting with them listening to their issues every 30 minutes. I swear I tried reading 3 books, but I stopped on the third. Maybe there's Cliff's Notes for it somewhere. That was Saturday.

Sunday, I vegged out in front of the TV and watched History Channel all day until the Super Bowl. After the game, I watched more History Channel and then went to bed. Talk about an easy Sunday.

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