I’ve been a bit under the weather the past few weeks and I’ve had plenty of down time to think. My thinking often gets me into trouble.
We have some local elections on the horizon and I’ve noticed the roadways are simply peppered with signs proclaiming who should be elected and which levy to vote for or against. I think having signs on every corner a month before elections is too much. Looks like litter. Two things particularly peeve me: 1) the same signs are placed far too close together. How many times must I see “vote for so-and-so” in a block-long area? 2) There is an ordinance stating the signs must be taken down within a certain amount of time after the election. There’s always a few stragglers who still have signs dotting the landscape a month or so following their loss. Makes me crazy.
It finally happened. I ordered an e-book from Amazon.com for my Kindle that I had previously ordered, read, and archived. Fortunately, Amazon.com keeps track of e-book purchases for my Kindle and they kindly informed me I had that particular book. Silly me. Obviously the book didn’t make a big impression the first time around, but still caught my interest once again. I’m not sure what that says about me or the books I read.
I’ve had my new Subaru now for 7 months and I still haven’t figured out how to get the satellite radio to work. The big problem is I can’t find my satellite radio account number. Without the account number, I can’t get the code I need. I’ve had an XM account since they first started and it shows up on a credit card every month…but there is no account number attached. Heaven only knows where that paperwork is stored. Ack.
Is it just me or does the new and revised Two and a Half Men completely suck?
Finally, in my musings this cropped up: turn signals. Why don’t people use them? Why do they use them incorrectly? Devoted Spouse and I were out for breakfast and saw this repeatedly: driver gets into turn lane, drives up to line then engages turn signal. By that time, we all know he’s turning; he’s in the flipping turn lane. Seems to me one should put their turn signal on before getting into the turn lane. It is, after all, a signal of one’s intention to turn. Then there is the driver who has a turn signal on and never turns. I almost got plowed by one of those drivers the other day because I stupidly believed he was going to turn. Or, how about the drivers who put a right turn signal on and then turn left? Or vice versa? Sheesh.
That’s it…putting on my turn signal and I’m outta here…sigh.