Twitter Week In Review

Some thoughts from the last week, as originally seen on Twitter. These posts are roughly presented in chronological order from a week ago:

  • Statistically, I should hit ONE lottery number a week. Why is that so impossible lately? Do I look too desperate when I buy one?

  • @ihnatko – don’t confound me with your logic in light of my Instant Gratification-fueled need to never HAVE to work a day again in my life.
  • Canon has a very easy form to fill out with solid directions on how to ship a lens back to them for repair. Tomorrow – ship it back!
  • And, pray Canon can duplicate the problem I’m having. That’s usually how these things work. They claim nothing’s wrong blah blah blah
  • Now I really want to buy that new Canon 55-250mm IS lens
  • Or the 70-200mm f4 L lens. Mmm…. Maybe I could sell the fixed 28-135 to fund the 70-200? Ack, more decision.
  • Doing laundry. Again. Third time in a week. Ugh.
  • No Beatles on iTunes in IDOL this week, but Seacrest did hold up an iPhone.
  • Watching Isaav Asimov videos on YouTube.
  • Another reason to love my blog’s readers: One of them just ordered the Perfect Strangers DVD through my Amazon link. Good taste!
  • “Reader” is back as a top line option in Google Mail for me again this week. I hope it stays there this time.
  • @ronxo – Watching IDOL last night, I wanted half those songs for Guitar Hero IV. . .
  • Last week I had a day with no new podcasts to listen to. Tonight, I just downloaded 3.5 hours’ worth to listen to. I’m done for the week! (And I’m still listening to them on Monday morning, five days later.)
  • Optimism is a lie we tell ourselves.
  • I wonder how many cavities I’ve missed in life due to my two pack a day Trident habit?
  • Taking first steps towards long-term productivity & second career growth. Sounds mushy, I know, but it means a lot to me. 2008 is REFOCUS. (Yes, this includes this very blog.)
  • As a Victor Borge fan, I prefer “Inflationary Language” over “Phonetic Punctuation.” But they both make me laugh out loud many times over.
  • There’s nothing happier than hearing that your Amazon delivery was just packaged up and sent out today from a warehouse 30 minutes away.
  • Looks like the Canon 55-250mm IS lens will be the compromise between lens power and budget. I really wanted to justify the 70-200 f4, tho. (Now someone has pointed out the 70-300mm IS Canon lens. Very tempting.)
  • Heard on TWIP today that Adobe is planning an announcement next week. My guess: Lightroom 2 Open Beta (Nope, got that one wrong.  Photoshop Elements 6 for the Mac was announced today.  See above.)
  • Attached the remote trigger thingy to my Canon’s neck strap and the tripod to the camera bag. Now if only I had a mountain to climb . . .
  • @duncan – I’m having a similar problem with a lens I just sent back to Canon for fixing. It arrived Thursday. No word. Friday holiday?