So I was reminded by someone who reads my blog recently that I forgot to post the results. Basically, I did not get a full time job. They decided they did not wanna pay what it would be worth for a full time person in that position. So the Doctor decided to put off hiring anyone full time for now. They did however say they really liked me and said they would like to hire me full time when the doctor decides they need someone full time.
So no go for now..
Well, it is getting to be beautiful weather here in Florida, so we have been doing more outside stuff. Today we took Aunt Susie down to Hudson Beach for a Picnic. It was a lot of fun. The breeze was a bit cool under the pavilion, but just wonderful in the sun! Tomorrow should be just as much fun. We are heading down to Venice beach so Emmy can finally look for some more shark teeth. She has been wanting to go down ever since her Dad was here and we went down there. It should be fun!
Had a great day! Emmy and I went and seen “The Golden Compass”. We then went out to dinner at Carrabba’s. It was a really good day! We decided to do an early Valentines Day, but Carrabba’s was actually very busy as a lot of other people seemed to have the same idea. This is the first time since Bleys moved in with us that we went out to dinner or to the movies without him. I actually felt somewhat guilty, but figure for Valentines Day, Emmy deserves my full attention.
We then come home and Emmy gave me a foot rub! Was really nice of her. On the way home we did stop off and get some Ice cream for Bleys. We also picked up some Lottery Tickets and Scratch off Tickets. We gave one to Bleys, and got a scratch off for each of us. I won $4 and Bleys won $25, so he did get lucky for Valentines Day! Better then nothing I guess. 🙂
So as some might have realized reading my blogs, I have been trying to get in shape. I recently started riding an exercise bike. In January or so I decided it was a good way to start out the new year. I started out riding 5 miles a day for the first month. I do a few other exercises as well. I am doing the curls and shoulder presses every other day or so also. Well, over the last week, I have been ramping it up a bit. I am doing between 10 miles and 25 miles a day now. Feeling pretty good too.
I have learned in the past, if I can make it a part of my daily routine, as long as I do not have anything break it up, I get so I actually crave the workout. I am getting to that point now. I actually WANT to ride. I actually want to do my curls and such. I look forward to getting in better shape!
Just in case I have not mentioned it in the past, Emmy, my better half, rocks! For several years I have sort of been wanting the Babylon 5 Series on DVD. This year, she got them for me. The entire Collection, for my Birthday. I am thrilled! Specially with the Writers strike in Hollywood! Many of the shows we watch are pretty much at a stand still, so now I get to watch one of my favorite shows all over again! I am still exercising daily, doing 5 miles a day on the bike. It is a lot of fun still.
Tonight we are going out to dinner at Upthecreek. My mother will not be around next weekend as she is going up to my brother Mikes, so she is treating for my birthday this weekend. Should be fun! It is the same place we went for Emmy’s birthday last summer. Thanks again for Babylon 5 Emmy! I love you!
So I am still going with the exercise. Managed to do at least 5 miles every day so far. It is actually easier then I thought it would be to get back into it. I am having a really good time with it.
Ok, so I decided it was time to exercise again. I started out pretty basic. 20 pushups, 15 situps(that is all I could manage.) and 50 curls of 25lbs per arm, 20 toe touches and a 5 mile ride. I am dying. How sad is that? I can tell I am getting older, and I am gonna start exercising more to try and fight age every step. I dunno who thought up the bright idea of growing old gracefully, some fat person probably, but I am gonna fight it every step of the way! So I start my fight today, and will attempt to keep fighting every day. As long as it does not kill me. 😛
This is cool! If you have never visited NorthPole.com, I highly recommend it! Very entertaining! They have a tracker, and a video update every so often! Very cool. Off to watch some more video! It is funny!
You can see all the Videos here.
Here are a couple of shots of our new car. It is basically a small utility wagon. Sort of like a SUV with good gas mileage. It is awesome. Has plenty of get up and go so far. Of course, we have only had it for a day, but so far we really like it! And we got an awesome price!
Here is a shot from the front drivers side:
and here is a shot from the back passengers side:
It is awesome! We are thrilled!
We went to Gateway Honda in New Port Richey to test drive a Honda Fit. We walked in, and had an idea we were not gonna get a decent price offer. We had gotten a quote of $17300 Out the door from another Honda dealer online, so we were figuring we would start there for price. The other dealer was only a 30 minute drive away, so we figured we could always go there if we did not like the price at Gateway or the Toyota. Anyways, we walked in to Gateway Honda and they had a couple of High Def Tv’s sitting around playing different stuff, and a lady walking around giving out cookies, water, Bagel Pizza bites, coffee etc. They also all had nice Flat Screen Monitors and a computer on every desk. Kinda made me think they were screwing someone over to get all that fancy stuff.
They basically refused to deal at all. They could not even get close to the $17300 we had been quoted from another dealer! The worst part is, they refused to just tell us that, they kept trying to lead us on, and not even get close to the price. Was really annoying. So after they wasted two hours of our time, we decided to go down to Sun Toyota. We walked in, told them we wanted to test drive a Scion XD and a Matrix.. We test drove both, discovered the Matrix was actually cheaper, and bigger, with the same gas mileage! Woo! Perfect! Everything we wanted, and they come back with a nice price! $17100 out the door. Not to bad.. Of course, that did not include the power package and cruise control etc. So I asked them if there was any chance we could get everything we wanted, with the same price out the door. They asked if they did that, would we buy it today? I said, sure. It was a done deal. So we bought a very nice white Toyota Matrix. Everything we wanted on it. Nice Stereo and air comes standard. It was all very nice, and low stress actually. And the room is awesome! Has an extra 2 feet on the Fit, and gets almost the same gas mileage!
We are now proud Toyota Matrix owners. I love it!