Friday, March 27, 2009

Vacation Day / Happy Birthday

Today is the last day of spring break, so I took the day off work. Last night we drove three hours to Charleston, WV, and we're staying with my mother-in-law. This would be an excellent place for a mother-in-law joke, but I can't do it. She's wonderful, and I can't think of any witty barbs. Also, she reads this blog sometimes. I love you Linda! Happy birthday!

Later today we're going to take the kids bowling. I don't expect any of us to play as good as we do on the Wii. I've made four strikes in a row Wii bowling, and when I don't get a strike I usually clear the frame in a spare. I don't think I've ever made one strike in an actual bowling alley. Although, to be fair, I think I've bowled in a real bowling alley about 4 times in my entire life. And that includes a fairly intoxicating venture to Dave & Busters in Nashville last year in a work-sponsored event.

in real life, if I could switch my bowling score with my golf score I'd be a pro at each, because I bowl a 63 and I golf a 300.

PS Blogger spell check doesn't know that Wii is a word. It doesn't have a problem with Atari though. Get out of the 80's and catch up to modern times, Google. I expected more from a high tech giant like you.


Davin Malasarn said...

Have fun! That's pretty hilarious that Atari is okay. I miss my Atari. My favorite game was called "Surround" I think.

Rick Daley said...

We used to have an Atari that had a keyboard, and one of the cartridges was BASIC and my older brother taught me how to make some simple list programs with GOTO commands and IF-THEN statements. The games for that console were closer to the arcade quality of the day, I played Donkey Kong Jr, Defender, and Joust the most.

My wife told me they used to have an Atari, and my mother-in-law was addicted to the point where they would have to unplug it on her to get her to fix dinner!

Lady Glamis said...

LOL! Yeah, Google needs to catch up!

Hope you have a great time. :)

PurpleClover said...

Old school Atari and Commodore 64's huh? hehe. I still miss Frogger and Tooth Invaders.

Google doesn't know a lot of things!

Glad you had a relaxing time! How was your band night? Wasn't that Thursday?

Anita said...

I'm thrilled you have a great does my husband. :)

I had NO idea blogger has a spellcheck.

Rick Daley said...

When you are creating a new post, in the toolbar between the Title and the body text there is a checkmark with ABC...that's your spellcheck.

I use Mozilla Firefox to browse, and it will underline misspelled words in comments. Internet Explorer doesn't do that.

There are other things Firefox does that are cool, too. When I'm signed on, I can delete comments as I read them on my blogs, without going into administration. I can also edit posts directly from the blog.

Firefox is free, if you haven't used it before, you can download it at