Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cold head

Right before I left college I shaved my head. Prior to that....for more than 5 years I had dreadlocks. Since then I have shaved my head roughly every two weeks.

It's easy. Cheap. But I have problems in the winter. My head gets cold. I'm thinking I need to start wearing my uniform hat. It's optional. In the winter though my brain holder thinks its required.

Cruises. We went on our first back in April. I get weekly emails on travel deals available to those in the travel industry. There are some really cheap winter cruises.

We might use our free cruise coupon (which is valued at $199 per peson which is the price we paid for the original cruise) for one of the following:

Norwegian Sky
3-night Bahamas - Miami round-trip
● Nov 20, In/Out/Bal $109/149/199
● Nov 27, Jan 29, In/Out $129/159
● Dec 4, In/Bal $129/199
● Dec 11, Jan 8, 15, 22, In/Out/Bal $129/159/199
[Miami, Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami]

The most likely time frame would be in January. We paid $199 per person for an inside room. For the same money we can get a balcony. Nice.

I'm using Windows 7 more and more lately.

The idea of video calls was a mere fantasy when I was a kid. George Jetson and The Jetsons would make video calls from their living room, car or even watch.

In the late 90's and early 2000's there were super propietary devices that allowed video calls. They were point to point meaning the device had to travel with the person.

Now just about every computer sold has a built in webcam. There is free software that can be used to make video calls around the world. Two of my nieces were able to have a video chat literally across the country (NY to CA). Crazy. They will grow up thinking it's common place.

I thought it was cool growing up in the 1991 when I first used a computer to talk to another person with text. Technology just keeps making life better and better. I love it.

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