I’ve got some cool ideas for things I want to do on my website, but it looks like in order for me to do them with the skillz I have (reads: not PHP), I need to change my blog software.

This would be the third time I’ve done so, moving from Greymatter to pMachine, and this time to dasBlog.

My only blocking factor is that there’s no pMachine to dasBlog conversion utility, so I’m going to have to write one. Just what I needed - something else to take up my spare time.

I just got a call from the TV repair facility and they’ve finally been authorized to replace the tube in my television. Of course, they aren’t coming to pick it up until the 29th of this month… but at least they’re finally going to be fixing it.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s dim, but it’s there now.

I sent a letter to the TV repair company and National Electronics Warranty (NEW) because it has been so long since I heard about who’s fixing my TV or what’s happening there. I sent that letter on Thursday of last week, March 4. The TV repair company responded and said they’d continue pinging NEW for approval on the repair, but NEW wasn’t responsive.

It’s almost a week later and I still haven’t heard from NEW, so I called them. According to them, there was some sort of communication breakdown between them and the TV repair company where NEW was waiting for additional information from the TV repair folks, but the TV repair people were waiting for authorization from NEW. No one was talking to anyone.

While I was on hold, the guy at NEW called the TV repair people and got things straightened out. Now they want an additional three to five business days to go through approval. Because it hasn’t already been through that?

Anyway, now they’re going to figure out whether to replace the tube or just get me a new TV altogether.

This crap irritates me. Someone should be on top of this stuff. Unbelieveable. I guess we’ll see what happens next week when their time is up.

With our new dishwasher in the house, we no longer have the problem where our cups and glasses get “etched” because of crappy wash cycle, so we decided to get some new glasses.

I love huge glasses. Like, pint or larger is perfect. We found a set of pub glasses at Linens ‘N Things that are 20 oz. glasses. Love it. We threw ‘em in the new dishwasher, washed ‘em, and they look spectacular.

Got one out to use it for the first time last night. We have one of those refrigerators that has the water in the door. I wanted a glass of water. Pub glasses to the rescue!

Turns out, maybe these glasses are a little too big. Here’s a diagram (not to scale) of what I’m talking about.

My glass is too
big.

No matter how I twist or turn that thing, I can’t get it in the door far enough to hit the button to get the water out. I actually have to reach my finger in there to depress the button.

I suppose that’s a small price to pay, but I won’t say I’m not a little peeved. I didn’t consider having to buy glasses based on the size of the opening in the refrigerator door. Bah!

I’ve noticed that there are some songs that are just catchy, but lately I’ve noticed a couple of songs that have particular parts that are catchy. I mean, while I like the songs as a whole, there are specific verses or lines that stick with me.

“I rock a lawsuit when I’m going to court, a white suit when I’m getting divorced, a black suit at the funeral home and my birthday suit when I’m home alone.” - Good Charlotte, “I Just Wanna Live”

“What part of our history’s reinvented and under rug swept? What part of your memory is selective and tends to forget?” - Alanis Morissette, “Hands Clean”

Something about the delivery of those particular lines in those particular songs makes the song itself better; like it’s a mini “perfect song” within a song. I’m not sure what it is, but I dig it.