August 21, 2006
Just do the math
Yes, there are double posts today because I couldn’t get Blogger to post yesterday’s entry until today. Lots to read — none of it substantive.
Some have noticed my collection of old school calculator watches. This one was first:
Classic. “Time”less. When you change the battery, the date defaults to January 1, 1985. It’s tough to beat.
But AEJ managed. She found me this one online a little over a year ago — for when I have to dress formally. (It looks like steel, but don’t be fooled. It’s painted plastic.)
I did a little more online shopping at vintage watch internet stores, and I just ordered this one. It’s really supposed to be for AEJ, but I think I might be borrowing it on occasion — like, when I’m pimpin.
And I just won an Ebay auction for this watch, which I’ve wanted since I was 10 years old. It’s an original Pac-Man video game watch. I remember this cool kid who had one when I was in, like, 4th grade. I was so jealous. At the time, I thought he was really rich, ’cause he had this sweet watch. What’s funny is that the watch probably cost $20 back then — and I paid several times over that to get the same watch today. I consider it an investment. I mean, gems like this will appreciate forever, right?
Unrelated… AEJ and I made a crazy-delicious dinner last night: Beef Burgundy with mashed potatoes. It’s basically just beef, slow cooked in red wine and a bouquet garni of carrots, onions, parsley thyme, etc. With AEJ’s signature mashed potatoes, this is one of the tastiest dinners we’ve made. Since all of the above photos are just pulled from websites, here are two pics of our dinner. Neither picture is spectacular — but it’s hard to make beef look like much. Next time you’re in town, give us some notice, and we’ll cook it for you in person.