Friday, August 29, 2014

mirror mirror...

big weekend coming up......

a few weeks ago, I was reading this letter from Cox cable about getting internet for $15 a month, and I up and decided, you know what, let's do it. I'd been having trouble with my ATT modem/router anyway and 6 months had passed since I had my bill change go down to 73 and then it was back up to 93 a month.  I then and there called ATT and said please cancel internet service. Please put my landline back to a phone for around $30 a month. Yes this was quite a conversation, and for no reason I lied about having a second home blah blah blah just to not get a bunch of sales pitch.
anyway, so then I called COX and said, I'd like to try the one year offer of internet at 15 a month....
they said they'd have it on within 4 days or so.  so I was without internet for about a week actually cuz it took me a while to get out and buy my own router/modem. actually buddy S had a router he wasn't using so I was only out the cash for a modem. during the week without internet, I got a LOT done actually around the house, go figure and I caught up on reading a lot of my magazine subscriptions. ha
eventually I got it working again. although my internet is not up to it's usual speed. I don't blame Cox because my modem has a yellow flashin light at the top, so I think I need to redo the modem or exchange it for another one....hmmm  We'll see what I save in bills and if it was worth all the fuss.  My cox bill came this week and instead of charging me another $15 to my usual bill, there was a $30 connection fee, which I plan to send a letter in and not pay and refute, and inquire about why the letter I recieved to switch said NO INSTALLATION FEE, although I realize connection fee must obviously be different than installation fee. wah wah, suckers!
still should be worth the lower bills. plus I am no longer putting $50 into stock club every month, plus I am working in advising this semester at school, so we'll see if it adds up to a bit of extra cash each monthy. although my idea lately is to put thyat extra $ toward my truck payment so that I'm putting in $320 a month instead of the usual $220.
I'm looking forward to a nice long weekend. teaching two classes this morning, an 8am and 9 am. then I'm done at 10.  I work 3 hours in advising office and then I'm out at 1 and driving HOME! :)
In OKC they have a food truck night on the last Friday of the month. I'm going with my VET friend tocheck it out. it's on Hudson ST near downtown between 8th and 9th.  tomorrow morning I plan to get out in the yard. then my college ex gf is coming down from AR arriving around lunchtime I guess and staying the weekend.  since my buddy S is out of town, it will give me someone to hang out with. plus she hasn't been here since Nov and since she's also single I figured she could use a weekend to get away.  We plan to see a movie, maybe go swimming at S's if it's hot enough, and go check out the outlet all.  I also plan to take her to eat out at Kitchen 234 downtown. this really awesome new restaraunt there. not sure what she'll eat as a recent vegan but she's up for it.
classes have gotten off to a great start, and I'm looking forward to getting to know all my students better and help them improve their writing skills. My goal this semester is to provide continued encouragement to finish their degrees and career dreams, and to get some life lessons in there about thinking about world view situations and also building more of a community feel at the college. if that makes sense. have a good weekend all!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

come sail away, come sail away with me...........

crazy times...........

well summer 2014 went by pretty fast. I decided not to teach two classes next summer, probably just one. I will still do the advising on the side if asked to do so though.  that was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.  As soon as classes were over, i left for the weekend to Portland, came back and flew out the next morning to Mexico for a week. after getting back, I had maybe 4 or 5 days off doing NOTHING ZZZzzzzzzzzz  until reporting back to work AUG 11th, and students returned the 18th last Monday.
I have a lot of students with some classes packed out at 28. whoosh! so far they seem to a be all pretty good bunches with a good mix of students.
This weekend my best buddy S and I both got off early on Friday, so after I had some lunch here at my place I went over there around 2 and we swam in the pool and relaxed and hung out up until it was time to clean up and go grab some dinner. we chose the Penn Square Mall food court where they have this place that makes REALLY good Philly chicken sandwiches. YUM. then we walked around the mall. checked out some sales. I bought some Godiva chocolate and used my member card for a free one, you get a free one every month by signing up. also we went to the Fossil store and I was pleased to find the manager working, this guy from London with a GREAT accent.  so straight though and not really having much to say other than trying to sell us something.  alas! so cute!
we got back to S's by 730 and then I left for home and he was waiting for his bf to show up from AR around 8pm.  Saturday morning I picked up my place and did laundry and went outside and worked in the yard etc, usual stuff. made some chocolate chip cookies and then had pizza for lunch. took the cookies over to buddy S's by 230. He and his bf were having a pool party, another couple came from AR and then an older gay couple from here in okc, this other single guy I see at my gym from time to time, and S' neighber , R a friend or ours.  anyway it was a good time! I was swimming all day yesterday and in and out of the pool, jumpin in over and over again and swimming under water back and forth. big fun day.  everybody kept drinking but me.  by the time it was 6 or 7, everyone had takent heir shorts off and were swimming in the pool and doing flips and dives off the board. it felt like a boys camp. ha mostly everyone had left by then except the S and his bf, the AR couple, and me, and the guy I see at my gym sometimes, that guy was pretty much flirting back and forth with the AR couple. all of us had a great time, a friend dropped back by with some pizza, we ate it, swam more, got in the hot tub, and finally around 9:30 I was heading back home. what a big day!
am ready to get back to work this weekend and then another nice long weekend next weekend. hope everyone is getting the summer ended right! :)