Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Go Dad !!!

Congratulations to my Dad, on passing his driver's license test. Pretty good for a ninety year old guy. I pity the fool who tells him his license is fake!

Got a new HD cable box. Oh what fun on the telephone this evening trying to get the thing activated. Me reading out two long number codes, being put on hold, rereading the codes, being put on hold, rereading the codes, until at last! The tiny light turned on, only to shut off again. The tech guy assured me that it would magically turn on again in half an hour. Here we are, three hours later, and no magic.

Heard the new swine flu, public service ads on the radio today. After weeks of brain washing to get the shot, we are told only high risk groups can get one for now. And they try to make it seem like this was the plan all along. Don't you just love government propaganda ?

5 comments:

Lazy Julie said...

I think people with MS are in the high risk group. I could be wrong.
Congrats to your dad.
Julie

Taxingwoman said...

Hi! Julie You could be right only I'm not in the mood to stand in line for three hours only to be turned away

Rei said...

In the late spring/early summer months the Massachusetts news was trying to demonize elderly drivers. They constantly reported on accidents involving older motorists and gone as far as to spark debate in the statehouse about whether or not people over a certain age should be allowed to drive. Of course, while seven or eight older people crashed, there were probably 15 or 20 drunken teenagers that wrapped themselves around trees that they didn't bother to talk about. Kudos to your dad...

Sorry to hear about your cable woes... I suppose the only good thing about the cable company here (Time Warner) is that they issue HD boxes to everyone, whether you have HDTV or not. That way you can just plug and play when you get your new set. That's what I did...

Taxingwoman said...

Hi! Rei

Yeah it's supposed to be plug and play I'm convinced I have a poltergeist in my house messing with all my technology

Diane J Standiford said...

Go Dad Go Dad Speed Racer! (I hope he is a safe driver...)

Swine flu found in chickens somewhere. I don't think anyone really knows what is going on.