Over the past few days, I have seen quite a few electric trucks in the local area that come from other regions of the continent. For example, I've noticed Canadian trucks (Toronto and Quebec) as well as American trucks (Tennessee and Colorado). And still, people are waiting to be hooked back up to the grid from the first storm - an event which happened over 10 days ago (at the time of this writing).
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The important tasks on my to-do list for Monday are:
- Contact an in-network dermatologist, and have him/her perform an examination of my face and back.
- Make appointment to drop paperwork off at accountant for tax preparation.
- Make appointment with Honda dealership to bring car in for diagnosis of "idiot light" problem, then schedule repair and time with loaner car.
- Pay bills.
- Check with Verizon in regard to new "unlimited" plan that allows me to have unlimited calls, texts, and "unlimited" (22 gig, unthrottled) data.
- Convert NY Times subscription to "Electronic Delivery Only" to save money.
- Check with tattoo/piercing artist for information of how to get ear pierced, and yet be unnoticeable by casual observers.
- Buy ticket to Mel Brooks' appearance in May
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I didn't get moving until late afternoon. It's been ages since I dropped in at The Avenue and at Catherine's, so I decided to head that way for "entertainment" and maybe, a little retail therapy. After joking a little with the store manager, I realized that DD's problem with her may have been an over exaggeration. But without being there for the incident she reported, I'll never know for sure. However, there was only one item I wanted to buy at The Avenue, and I challenge you to tell me what this is:
If you thought it's a sex toy, you're not alone. The store manager thought so too when she first saw it. If DD were still with the store, I'd have been a little graphic and said:
"How can it satisfy when it's even shorter than our president?"
But I kept it cleaner than I would with trusted friends. You can bet that I will bring this to game night this week and joke with the hostess and any other women there - while keeping things clean enough to be invited back.
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On the way home, I stopped at Walmart to pick up some groceries. Of course, "healthy food" did not make it into my cart. Instead, the very food my doctor advises against came home with me. At least, I made sure that I picked up the Oreos for my weekly contribution on Thursday night.