Tonight Cadbury decided that the computer chair is big enough for both of us. The mayhem started with a leap into my lap. Soon that was not enough and he wanted to explore the rest of the chair, which didn't make for a relaxing time reading the news. He hung out in the chair with me for quite awhile and I'll be curious to see if this becomes a regular thing.
In other news, I have a new-to-me phone! I had been using a very ancient Nokia, due to the fact that I hardly ever need to use a phone and therefore can't justify buying a new one. I can certainly afford one, but I'm not one to buy things just because I can.
Dan loves bright and shiny new things though, and a few months after he bought a nice new phone, he switched to a Blackberry. My response: Whatever. We keep our money separate and as long as he makes his contributions to shared expenses, what he does with the rest of his money is his own business.
But then one day recently I was looking for something in the closet and asked what his fancy-pants pre-Blackberry phone was doing sitting there on the shelf while I was using something that barely held a charge and hasn't been cutting edge since around the time of French and Indian Wars. Dan thought my question was an excellent one and went on about his usual business of downloading ring tones for his Blackberry.
But today--joy! He found the charger for the unused phone, transferred my SIM card and got me all set up. Now I, too, can waste entire afternoons downloading ringtones that will annoy my co-workers. Yay, me!
And that's about it for news. We're having lovely weather here, by Houston standards, and I actually needed a long-sleeved shirt at the start of this morning's run. On Monday and Tuesday I'll be attending a local conference. It won't involve any travel, but it'll be a nice change of pace from sitting in my office all day doing job and salary analysis. And who knows? Maybe I'll take some pictures of the fancy hotel with my new phone!