atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#4954: What a great meal.

So, it's been rather a long time since Mrs. Fungus and I went out to dinner. I looked at the date, my bank balance, and we talked it over, and ultimately we decided to splurge a little bit and go out to dinner.

We did not break the bank to do it--we got out of the restaurant stuffed to the gills for $43 with tip--and we had excellent, excellent food.

The place is called Runa; it's on the northeast corner of 159th and Harlem in Tinley Park. It's asian food--some Japanese (mostly sushi), Chinese, and Thai. Their hot and sour soup is the best I've had in a very, very long time. Everything else was delicious, too. If I'd had a little more room we wouldn't have come home with a smallish takeout box of leftover orange chicken and fried rice. (Their Tuesday special is orange chicken with fried rice, an absolute steal for under $4!)

* * *

REI is closing all their stores on Black Friday. Mrs. Fungus and I are planning to buy some stuff from them to show our support for their excellent decision. Take pity on retail workers everywhere and support this.

* * *

Had to visit Best Buy this evening to get a new copy of Webroot. The subscription I got for free last year (for doing on-line training) has expired, and I don't work there any more, so I have to pay for it. Webroot simply works. Their web site wanted me to pay $80 for it, though, so I went to Best Buy...and got a one-year three-machine license for $40 plus tax. Win.

Also, I went to the Tinley Park store--it was on the way home from the restaurant--which is not nearly as ghetto as the one I worked at. The music playing was at an ignorable volume, and consisted of more than just R&B/pop/hip-hop crap.

* * *

So, my phone freaked out and set itself to standard time a week early.

I figure that the algorithm for determining when to make the switch was deliberately designed to do it on the last Sunday in October--following the 4th Saturday, because there is only a 5th every eleven years. Someone decided that the extra logic required to perform right in the unusual case where October ends on a Saturday wasn't worth the space, and time it would take to debug it, so they took a shortcut.

And yeah, too bad for you if you're using your phone as an alarm clock and you end up waking up 45 minutes late because your phone thinks it's an hour earlier than it is....

Luckily I woke up in time to get out of the house on time, and made it to work Sunday afternoon with 10 minutes to spare. Basically, I slept through my "lollygag" time, built into my wakeup time of 11 AM; and because of that, I didn't have to rush to work. Even so, it's annoying.

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Tomorrow is my Sunday. My weekends, alas, are all too short...but that is true for everyone who works a five-day week.
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