So About That TV

I did end up getting a TV last week, a Samsung 40" 1080p/120hz LCD flat screen. I paid $1190 for the TV, and another $170 for a protection plan. I know, I know, protection plans are almost always a scam, but I have a lot of issues with power surges in my apartment and, according ... Read more...

My Mom Called Me a Name!

Over the weekend, I was talking to my mom about my ongoing TV saga, and how I'm having a hard time making a decision about which TV to buy. I told her that, no matter which way I look at it, I'm going to have to end up dropping quite a bit of money, between the TV, the TV stand, ... Read more...

I’m Gearing Up for a Spend-y Weekend

School is definitely winding down; this week and the next two weeks are Maryland's high school testing weeks, so class time is low key. The unspoken "rule" is that no real teaching is done during testing weeks so that the kids can relax a little bit. I have mixed feelings about ... Read more...

"But I Deserve It"

Most people work hard, especially Americans. Maybe too hard. On average, Americans only take 12 working days off per year, a figure much lower than in other comparably developed nations. Also, Americans work more hours per week than those in other comparably developed nations. I ... Read more...

Did Comcast Come Through?!

Actually, I'm pretty confident that they did. I got in touch with one of the Comcast representatives that posted on this blog, and she put me in touch with a higher-up at Comcast of Northern VA. The higher-up adjusted my bill substantially, so now I have an $88 credit on my ... Read more...

Back to Reality

I just got back from a really nice long weekend in NY with T. We stayed with his family upstate for a wedding of one of his high school friends and had a really, really excellent time. We both took Thursday and Friday off, so it was relaxing to just be away from the chaos of ... Read more...

Oh Comcast, How I Loathe Thee

So, a while back I mentioned that I thought that paying $63 per month just for Internet seemed outrageous, so I called up Comcast and asked about getting a cable/Internet deal. The nice woman on the phone told me that she could give me a promotional cable/Internet package deal ... Read more...