Friday, June 29, 2007

friday five :: better

From Kristine, who posts these each Friday:

In what way is today better than yesterday?
Well ... we have a new-used DVD player to go with the new-used TV we bought yesterday (both through Craig's List), which means we can watch movies in bed! (Yes, while Daniel sleeps ...) The whole experience has been a lesson learned, though. It took a couple of trips to Radio Shack (and almost three times the cost of the DVD player, which was admittedly cheap) to learn that not all DVD players hook up easily to all TVs. This TV only has a coaxial cable in the back, while the DVD player only has RCA plugs, so I had to buy a set of RCA plugs and a converter to plug both the cable (which we already had, thank you Baby Jesus) and the plugs so everything would work. Cords everywhere. GRRRR. I had called both units' former owners (as well as Steve in tears) by the time I got everything assembled this afternoon. Steve talked me down, so I'm not thinking about it until he gets home.

In what way is this year better than last year?
We have Daniel! Plus, last year at this time, I was waddling big-time because I was seven-plus months pregnant. It's nice to have my body back.

In what way are you better than you were six months ago?
I get dressed before noon, have twice as much energy, and fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans.

Besides technology (because that’s so easy), what’s better about the world today than the world you grew up in?
More people recycle and care about the environment.

In what way will you make (or have you made) someone else’s day better, today?
I let Daniel eat ice cream. :)

2 comments:

Ellen said...

1. In what way is today better than yesterday?
The long nap I took this afternoon after spending the morning tromping around the woods watching teens practice putting out wildfires.

2. In what way is this year better than last year?
I have a new job at a daily newspaper and my career is finally going somewheer!

3. In what way are you better than you were six months ago?
I have a much more positive attitude on life.

4. Besides technology (because that’s so easy), what’s better about the world today than the world you grew up in?
More people recycle and care about the environment.

5. In what way will you make (or have you made) someone else’s day better, today?
I'll take my dog for a walk

Anonymous said...

Susanne's answers:

In what way is today better than yesterday?
I just received my bonus check, and now I don't have to take money out of savings to pay my credit card bill!

In what way is this year better than last year?
I've obtained an invaluable amount of accounting experience, plus have picked up my violin again.

In what way are you better than you were six months ago?
I've developed a really good exercise regime.

Besides technology (because that’s so easy), what’s better about the world today than the world you grew up in?
More awareness, including many published documents and essays, about how verbal (as well as physical) bullying in school can be detrimental to the victim for years and years afterward.

In what way will you make (or have you made) someone else’s day better, today?
I listened to a co-worker vent about how her junker car caused her and her husband to be stranded on I-5 and have to pay a large towing bill.