Tuesday, February 16, 2010

RTT: Lent, Olympics, Snow, and the Geico gecko


This is me, being random.  If you want to be random and it's Tuesday, why not pop on over to Keely's, grab the button and do some randomness of your own!   Be sure to leave your link there, so others can see how random you truly can be!

So today is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, the day Catholics all over the world give up something they love for 40 days in penance.  I remember my mother giving up chocolate for Lent (she said Sundays didn't count and she'd indulged every Sunday).  I gave up sex for Lent for a couple of years... oh wait.... I had no choice then... I was getting divorced and alone.  

I'm really enjoying the Olympics, especially the skiing and snowboarding and speed skating.  The figure skating?  Meh.... they're ok.  I'm still trying to figure out how some couples score higher, even when they FALL, than couples who appeared to have skated flawlessly.  The scoring still favors the Eastern European countries. 

Speaking of Olympics ... I cried like a baby when Alexandre Bilodeau won the first Gold for Canada.  What a wonderful background story, with his brother as his biggest fan!  It warmed my heart to see that bio!

So we've been getting quite a bit of snow here in Pennsylvania.  Sixteen inches on Feb 5 and 6 , then another 20 inches on Feb 9 and 10.  Last night, we were supposed to get more snow... I heard 2 to 4 inches, 3 to 6 inches, 4 to 8 inches.  We got a coating.  Some schools closed in anticipation.  What dummies!  Right now we're getting flurries.  Maybe I should get to the store for supplies while I still can.  I'm running out of Diet Coke with Lime to go with my Captain Morgan.

We're (that means the ex) looking into getting my son his own car insurance for the car his Dad is giving him for graduation.  Progressive gave him a quote that is HALF what State Farm told him, for the same coverage!  We've had State Farm for nearly 30 years.  I think it's time I looked into switching insurance companies.

Speaking of insurance companies.... years ago, when we had a restaurant, we were looking into getting car insurance for the car that was leased in the restaurant name.  The Ex called Geico for a quote.  They asked if we had a deep fat fryer in the restaurant.  He said yes and Geico refused to give us car insurance!  We weren't parking the car inside the restaurant!  The agent actually hung up on him!  Geico also does a credit check too and if you don't measure up, they won't insure you. 

OK, that's it for now!  I might add on more stuff tonight, but for now, I gotta get this butt into work!  

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CaJoh said...

My wife works at a bakery and today is a big letter day. I guess everybody has to have their last minute treat before giving it up for lent. (Perhaps that's why we love the chocolate bunnies at Easter).

Thanks for your randomness,

I am Harriet said...

This is like the winter that will never end...

Have a great RT.

Matty said...

Too much snow. I want summer now.

I saw that gold medal performance with his brother there. It was heartwarming.

Heather said...

I'm very happy with Allstate. We were paying 80 to 90 a month, but when we moved and finally didn't have to pay full coverage anymore, it went down to 38 a month.

Mellodee said...

Interesting about the insurance. I guess it really does pay to shop around! I'll have to try it!

Joanne said...

Joanie - enough with the snow for now - hey give it up for lent!!!

I was at the Medal Ceremony last night when Alexandre was presented - wrote about it in my blog. In a word F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!!!!

linlah said...

I hope you make it to the store it would be a terrible thing to run out of Diet Coke with Lime for that Captain Morgan.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

I live near you I think, and we did the same thing: stocked up on supplies (aka WINE!), hunkered down, all for a few flakes! It didn't even stick to the driveway!

I guess I shouldn't be complaining, huh?

Joanie M said...

Anything fits... yes, not to far. I'm in Pottstown, you're maybe 2 hours away in York.

Unknown Mami said...

That Geico story is too much! They're crazy.

Thank you sooo much for stopping by on my SITs day and making me feel special.