ACME ran out of bags.

I was at the 19th and Oregon ACME Market and they Ran Out Of Plastic Bags.  I was not expecting this and was caught short.  My strategy for taking stuff home is based on a carry-all carabiner and keeping all the bags together.  A supervisor was nice enough to let me have two reuseable bags for free.  I will try to keep one with me in case this happens again.

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Old is new.

I recently took my laptop to Best Buy to get the screen repaired. 
I was quoted a $300+ price tag to have it diagnosed and repaired. 
I could buy a new computer for less than that, and I probably will. 
In the meantime I bought a HDMI cable and I can hook my computer up to my tv and use it that way. 
Everything old is new again, it’s like I have a Commodore 64 again.

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Assorted things.

What did I do on March 10th 2016 that I got a lot of views?

  With the DNC coming to town parking is all fouled up, I actually don’t care as I don’t have a car right now but its the principal of the thing.  The parking is restricted on my street which is near the Community College of Philadelphia, and is nowhere near Wells Fargo Center.

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Blast from the past.

I was helping out at an annual parish fundraiser flea market the past Saturday at St. Francis de Sales.  One of the nuns from Immaculate Heart of Mary came to help sell some chances.  It turns out it was a Sister that taught me in 6th grade.  Sister Nora didn’t recognize me until I took off my hat to show my red hair.  I asked her if she could whiteout some things in my permanent record but she wouldn’t bite.  🙂

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I HATE wild goose chases.

I was going to go up to the Northeast to use Northeast Regional Library but it was closed to fix the air-conditioning.  Here is what my trip looked like: Rt43->El->Rt58, lunch, find out NER is closed, Rt58->El->Rt43, then home.  I then rested up and walked to Parkway Central Library and I am now visiting the internet.

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Back to square one.

My laptop computer has a blown LCD backlight.  I now have to find someplace that can fix it without gouging me.  I wonder which will be cheaper, the backlight or a new computer?

I have to use the Free Library to visit the internet and check my email.

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