Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Call me Carrie

Some of you know that I don't pay for internet right now. Instead I use anyone's who will let me use it, tote my laptop places that have free wifi, and my personal favorite: I find all the hot spots in my apartment that have the happy little word "unsecured" next to them. :-) Now with that said, I have a sad thing to report. I used to get this great wifi spot right at my dining room table, but now it's not working there. I can see the network, but it won't connect, so in a spot of internet fueled desperation I took the dog for a walk with my laptop in tow and kept updating the wireless connections every few feet (done late at night of course to let as few people see me looking like a moron as possible)! Eureka, I found an unsecured spot, and I sat down (no joke) on the curb to check my internet. When I got back to my apartment, I decided to search within my apartment for a new spot. The corner of my patio has a good spot, but the mosquitoes are awful right now. Who wants to have to use bug spray to check their email?! Using my brain today, I decided to try my bedroom, and here I now sit typing in a very Sex and the City-ish style on my bed typing on my blog. I don't know how "Carrie Bradshaw" did it. This is not comfortable, but hey, it's free! Seriously people, if you live in an apartment and you don't want to share your internet service, SECURE IT! Although if you live around nice, SHARE! :-)

So it's the 4th of July. Like Paul says on his blog, if you're a teacher, it's basically Wednesday with stores closed. We saw fireworks last night. They were half hidden by trees. Tonight the fireworks are at Vista Ridge Mall. I'm going to head outside in a while, and see if I can see them. I was hoping to be able to go out tonight, but those plans never came to fruition.

This Saturday I'm going to the Rangers game. I don't like watching baseball, but I'm going with a group from my singles site. It should be fun. I'm going to get to meet someone I've been talking to for almost 2 months now. I don't want to say a lot about it bc it's really personal, but the person I'm meeting will be with me at church on Sunday. Please please please don't scare him off! I don't want to jinx this bc the last one I met was such a bore, but we'll see. I don't know. Like I said I don't want to say a ton. My dating life has gotten mildly interesting lately, and yes, I know some of you would say writing about it would make my blog a lot more intriguing, but I'm going to refrain. Ask in person if you want the scoop. :-) My life is more and more like Dallas lately -- when it rains, it pours. Other thing I've noticed lately: dating someone I would consider old enough to be my sister's peer isn't so weird now.

Sprinkles keeps going and standing on my dining room table. He thinks he's a cat. That or the grease from Katelyn's french fries is still on the table a bit.

Before I head out I'll tell you a bit about San Antonio. For all of you true Texans -- any one of you could have told me ahead of time that the Alamo (don't kill me!) is a tad bit over-rated. The river boat tour was really interesting, but I saw a baby duck drowning. So sad! Me and ducks....seriously! The math conference was ok. Great in the respect that it was paid for by someone other than me, but the actual sessions at the conference were lacking this year. I only came away with a couple of things I could use in my classroom. The city itself if beautiful and has a gorgeous skyline. I'd like to go back and get to do SeaWorld and the zoo and other tourist-y stuff like that.

Hope you're all having a pleasant 4th!


  1. The Alamo over-rated? Do I have to turn all history buff on you? Sheesh!

  2. LOL, Wade! Ok ok I admit, it's a sad place and many men died for Texas there so that the state flag could be flown as high as the US flag (kidding on the latter - I know they fought for good reason!), but seriously it was humid; I was wilting, and it's basically a historic building in the middle of town. AND it's really small -- I expected a big fortress in the desert plains of Texas. It's not what I pictured in my mind's eye. :-)

  3. You know I want the scoop!


  4. Yeah, now that you mention it - it is kinda of a let-down when you first see it.

    It also didn't help that it got satired in Pee Wee's Big Adventure. That whole basement bit pretty much did away with any reverence non-Texans had for the Alamo.

    But hey, at least the Riverwalk is cool - so long as you're not grossed out by the river!