Better Living through Consumerism

I had a weirdly good experience with at&t cusomer service yesterday – it’s a stupidly long and boring story which I will condense by saying that there were weird issues with my old pre-paid account (caused by my never really talking on the phone and thus racking up too many rollover credits) and I wound up getting a regular contract with them and a new iPhone and I won’t even have to pay my bill for the next 3 or four months. I know!
All the credits I was accumulating on the pre-paid account were useless to me – basically, they were just rollover minutes I was never going to use unless I developed a serious phone-talking habit.  I had the smallest, cheapest rate plan and still I never once used all my minutes.  I know everybody bitches about contracts, but when I switched to my contract, those useless minutes turned into ACTUAL CASH! Dollah-dollah BEELZ, yo! Hooray!
So now I have a shiny new iPhone and no bill to pay for a while and I am feeling pretty damn chuffed.  I also have a super-cute ruffly new hoodie headed my way thanks to the keen recommendation of one Clarabella, a new pair of swim goggles and a swim cap and a membership to the school aquatics center.
So I suppose all I needed to do to defunk myself was a little shopping, a little financial re-organizing, and a little change-up to the old fitness routine.
In other sporting news, I have finally graduated the Couch-to-5K running plan I’ve been slogging away at forever and I’m feeling great about it.  Now I just have to learn to run somewhat fast.  The weather ’round these parts seems to have dipped into the 70s for Fall and (excepting a few hot days later this week) I think/hope it’s going to stay there.  I may even start taking my runs outside.  With the air and the sky and everything. Change is afoot.
(Sorry. I can’t resist a bad pun.)
(A good pun, on the other hand, I seem incapable of making.)

I had a weirdly good experience with at&t cusomer service yesterday – it’s a stupidly long and boring story which I will condense by saying that there were weird issues with my old pre-paid account (caused by my never really talking on the phone and thus racking up too many rollover credits) and I wound up getting a regular contract with them and a new iPhone and I won’t even have to pay my bill for the next 3 or four months. I know!

All the credits I was accumulating on the pre-paid account were useless to me – basically, they were just rollover minutes I was never going to use unless I developed a serious phone-talking habit.  I had the smallest, cheapest rate plan and still I never once used all my minutes.  I know everybody bitches about contracts, but when I switched to my contract, those useless minutes turned into ACTUAL MONEY! Dollah-dollah BEELZ, yo! Hooray!

So now I have a shiny new iPhone and no bill to pay for a while and I am feeling pretty damn chuffed.  I also have a super-cute ruffly new hoodie headed my way thanks to the keen shopping recommendation of one Clarabella, a new pair of swim goggles and a swim cap and a membership to the school aquatics center.

So I suppose all I needed to do to defunk myself was a little shopping, a little financial re-organizing, and a little change-up to the old fitness routine.

In other sporting news, I have finally graduated the Couch-to-5K running plan I’ve been slogging away at forever and I’m feeling great about it.  Now I just have to learn to run somewhat fast.  The weather ’round these parts seems to have dipped into the 70s for Fall and (excepting a few hot days later this week) I think/hope it’s going to stay there.  I may even start taking my runs outside.  With the air and the sky and everything. Change is afoot.

(Sorry. I can’t resist a bad pun.)

(A good pun, on the other hand, I seem incapable of making.)

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