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Couch Potato

by bill - 2017-06-09 ( culture / writing / blog / bill )

I've been a couch potato all day. Well, most of the day. I did finally pull up the dead "crops" in the vegetable garden at one point. And I did do some recycling, taking the paper, bottles, cans and plastic bags out of the trash cans and putting it into the appropriate recycle bins in the garage.

I tried to accomplish a few things on the computer(s), but everything's so damned slow, I usually said screw it before it finished whatever it was doing. Oh wait, how could I forget, I started off the day doing taxes because I have to file self-employment tax by Tuesday night. And I did take the dogs to the park while Tara took Elizabeth, well, all over town today, apparently.

They went to the Science Center, then McDonald's, then the movies. I think there was something else, too. Tara was being extra nice because Elizabeth has had to endure these past few "snow days" at a particularly dreary school. We're both pretty upset about the local school district's decision to cancel school for THE ENTIRE WEEK last week, even though only Monday and maybe Tuesday saw bad road conditions in 99% of the county. School board members can't relate to us non-school-workers who DON'T get the day off whenever the kids do.

That 2011 Jetta's intelligent crash response system, or whatever it's called, looks like a great idea. Just saw the commercial. I love great ideas. Don't know if I'll ever buy a Jetta, but you never know.

UPDATE: Tara bought a used Jetta a few years after this post.

FURTHER UPDATE: And when she hit a major pothole, flattening the tire, the engine shut off after about a thousand yards, apparently as part of its crash response system.

The Packers are beating up on the Falcons. I never have liked the Falcons. Earlier, I watched the Steelers squeak past the Baltimore Ravens. I don't really like either of those teams, but it's the playoffs, so I watch. If I had to choose, I'm glad the Steelers won. It was a much higher-scoring game than anyone expected.

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