Have you grown tired of not having an awesome cable provider? I’ve been using the Internet for most of my entertainment until recently when I decided that it might be time to finally give in and get some of that awesome paid programming that I’ve been missing out on for the last few years. So I did what I thought I would never do again and called Time Warner Cable. Sure, they don’t have the best reputation in the world but they are the only provider that is in my area. So if I want to watch me some Game of Thrones well then I have to do what I have to do, you know?
Oh there’s no doubt that this is kind of a bummer. I don’t like the situation very much but truth be told they haven’t done anything to make me out right dislike them. (more…)
Attending a kids party in Singapore when I was a child made me realize just how wide the world is. My father was on a business trip in Singapore that year and due to my mother working hard to complete her PhD program, he decided it might be best if he take me along with him to see something more of the world I had little experience of already. It blew my mind to think that another country could be so huge and so very like my home in NYC but so completely different at the same time. A business associate of his who he met up with had a son my age and my father and he agree that it would serve me good to make friends.
I was a painfully shy child. Painfully shy. I can’t express enough just how incredibly, overwhelmingly shy I was. (more…)
I remember when deregulation of utilities came to Texas. There were some who thought that prices were going to shoot through the roof and consumers would be in trouble. I did not know what to think. I was jumping on the bandwagon with other folks worrying about what might happen. There was a lot of speculation and not all of it good. However, when it arrived we switched our provider and saved. We have been saving ever since. We keep an eye on the market and switch when appropriate. We go to https://www.choosetexaspower.org/in/houston/ to choose.
The thing about utility deregulation is to annually check to make sure you are getting the lowest price based on your needs. (more…)
One thing each child struggles with no matter how old is what to buy their dad as a gift, be it for father’s day or for his birthday or even Christmas. That’s several gifts per year and it’s not always easy to find something you know he will like. Interests help. Like he loves football so one time I got him Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. He really did love that. Sure he will always pretend he likes it but you tend to know when he really doesn’t. I bought him a replacement mug once because he loved it so much but it was chewed up and kina broken. He didn’t seem thrilled but said he liked it. I think he had an emotional attachment to the old one.
So even knowing what he likes won’t always help you find the best gift. (more…)
I bought this piece of land about three years ago. A friend of mine and some other people were going in together and splitting up a big parcel of land from an old sugar and rice plantation. Of course I nearly had the misfortune of buying the wrong parcel when we split it up, because the piece I wanted seemed like it was the best. Instead it had a bunch of power line right of ways that converged on it and so I could not do anything without the okay of two energy companies in Texas. This other fellow actually paid me not to pick it, not much in the big scheme of things, but enough money to make me think that the next parcel of land was just as good. In fact it turned out to be a whole lot better for a variety of reasons, but especially because I can do pretty much as I please with all of it. (more…)
Of course this would have been better if the power company had been able to finish the work up a bit sooner, but it was still pretty great. I spent the last four days camping out at this nice little music festival. Of course the guy who organized it did not think all of the stuff through. You can not just stick a stage in a cow pasture and expect to power all that stuff with a couple of extension cords. So we all watched some guys from first choice power in pearland install the stuff that they needed to make sure there was enough power. (more…)