Friday, 18 May 2018
I was hoping to get something at $5-10 / month for 2gb or so but the cheapest I could get in the shops was around $40! Why so expensive? My fixed term mobile contract works out at around $24 a month and that has calls / texts and 5gb a month. Ridiculous.
I think i'll just use my phone as a mobile hotspot instead. The annoying this is that there is a constant notification that there is no sim in the bay. It's not the end of the world I guess.
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
After finally breaking my last tablet a 6 months+ ago (water damage, cracked screen), and having a very nice laptop I thought I didn't really need to replace my tablet. However, in reality I don't dare use the laptop in the bath or just throw it in a bag and carry it around with me. It's still fairly heavy and far too expensive to abuse.
I've been looking at replacing it with a new one but couldn't justify spending a lot of money on a decent one so have just put up with not having it. I finally cracked last week when I saw the same one I had for sale on e-bay for $130 delivered.
I'm using it now to post this and am very happy with it. This one also has the capability to add a sim card for roaming data.
Sunday, 13 May 2018
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Saturday, 5 May 2018
I tweeted this to Marvel yesterday but so far no reply
@Marvel Can you confirm that if I were to drink this I'd turn into a mutant with supernatural abilities? #Chicago
I'm taking their silence as them not wanting spread the mutagenic properties of the green goop too far. If everybody was superhuman then they would no longer be super and their franchise would suffer.
food and booze and got to meet a couple of the other residents. It's interesting to see the full mix of people we have in the block.
Friday, 4 May 2018
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Monday, 30 April 2018
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Very variable, it's been feel like -16 a few weeks ago, this week it's supposed to be 27. 43 degree swing in less than a month. Crazy.
Very friendly, overly so? Strangers do talk to you more in Chicago (USA), two times that accentuate this were once today and once a couple of weeks ago.
A couple of weeks ago whilst I was walking past a large group of very young school kids getting led to a park with their carers a random chap slapped me on the back and asked me if they were all mine. Very amusing but to touch a random stranger I found very weird, it wasn't a small tap, it was a proper nudge. All fine but living and working in London for the past 15 years I found very strange.
Secondly, April has recently knitted Flo a little bonnet. We went to grab some breakfast this morning and were stopped by pretty much every person we walked past to say how cute our baby was. One highlight was somebody winding (electrically) down their window as they were stopped at lights to say the same. Yesterday was just as bad when people saw Flo wearing a cubs top and baseball cap.
I find it strange but I also think it's nice
Service is great in USA, it really is. Is 20% too much to pay for that? Not sure, I still need to know what you have to tip for and what not to. It's tough when back in the UK when generally you don't have to tip other than in a restaurant or cab.
We've got friends visiting next week (Kris and Kirsty), the Penney's the week after which will be nice. I've said before that i've not really had any conversations with anyone for quite a while (a month other than April), i've been e-mailing and whatsapping more than I have in the past but i'm no longer on Facebook so that may be me taking up some of the slack.
Blogger has had a boost too.
Ben's been running a remote dungeons and dragons campaign for us since i've been away which has been fun. It's a little bit of a challenge juggling Florence whilst rolling dice as she wants to join in but I appreciate the effort. It's worked well so far, I hope we can keep it going as the few hours I get to play with my friends really helps keep me sane.
For those interested... I am currently a level 2 high elf monk...