Saturday, January 17, 2009

I am Not. Warm.

I haven't seen temperatures in the negatives in a year or so - I'm sure they've reached below zero at night when I'm asleep, but the past few days, we've seen negative numbers during daylight hours. I've seen as cold as -6º and as warm as about 3º in the past 36 hours. I try not to complain too much about the cold weather since it's a fact of life in New England and I do enjoy having all 4 seasons, but enough is enough. Time for some temperatures that are not only positive integers, but also double digits. I'd be happy with 10 right now.

I have a gift certificate to Circuit City, and I need to spend it soon. Any ideas on what I should buy? I went today to get a DVD player (because we've been using the xBox 360 for the past 3 years) but they didn't really have anything. Their selection is only going to decrease, so I want to find something soon - before they sell out of everything except seasons of Saved By The Bell. Everything I want is well over the $90 I have to spend, so I'll take suggestions.

Andrew just put together his mother's webcam and we Skyped with his brother. Even though that's not new technology at all, I was still impressed with it. I think the Skype menu looks like AIM did back in the day, which amuses me somewhat. I'm still not sold on having a webcam of my own, but it was cool to play around with it.

okay, I'm beyond freezing, time to go get this fire going!

2 comments:

Matt said...

Is the xbox 360 broken or are you looking to get a separate dvd player for another room? If you're looking for dvd players, the only other question is if you want to look at blu-ray as a possibility (upconvert might be an interim solution as well)...

Meghan said...

the xbox has started making really loud and funny noises while playing DVDs. So we were think of getting a DVD player and saving the xbox for games.

I'm all set with blue ray until they come down in price. Significantly.