This coming Saturday I will be heading to the American Airlines arena to see the Miami Heat play the 76ers. This will be my first NBA game ever. I was never much of a Knicks fan when I lived in CT and there wasn’t anything worth seeing in Tampa. The only reason I’m going is because its free. My wife’s job provided some tickets so I figure why not, it should be fun!
I won’t be buying any Heat gear or anything like that but I’m hoping that the experience will be similar to the excitement of college basketball.
This week I made a recent change to my preferences for Marriott, instead of the usual feather pillows I opted for foam pillows. And you know what? A magical thing happened to me, I was able to get a full nights sleep without waking up in the middle of the night. I think my previous problem with getting a good nights rest was because I didn’t have support for my head while I was sleeping and I was generally uncomfortable.
I don’t think I can choose foam pillows for Hilton but for right now its not like I’m going to be staying there any time in the near future. Ahh here’s to a good nights rest while on the road….
About a year ago Verizon bought out a regional cell carrier that was pretty popular here in the dirty South called Alltel. Alltel had this promotion where you could call 5 people for free on any network. It’s pretty similar to a plan offered by T-Mobile who does the same thing. I think this type of plan is great because both of my parents don’t have Verizon and I end up burning minutes when I have to talk them.
There is a catch to this new Friends and Family plan, you have to be on a $900 minute plan which costs about $60. Thats a whole lot of money for a cell plan, at that price I think I would get rid of my land line.
Anyway, now I have to reconsider my options for my cell phone plan. The Treo Pro might come to Verizon in 2010 but thats a really long time away considering it just became 2009. I’m still leaning towards AT&T just to change things up and to get the phone I want sooner. We’ll see what happens come May.
After ten years I think I’m finally going to take the plunge and go with AT&T Wireless. I’ve been a loyal customer of Verizon before they were even Verizon (I think I have my old phone somewhere at my mom’s house). I’m due for a new phone already using the New Every Two program but the phone selection for Verizon over the past few years has been pretty terrible. I haven’t used a regular phone for at least 4 years and although I enjoy using the Palm platform its time to change things up a bit.
I’ve done some price comparisons and I will end up paying a little bit more for twice the minutes. I’m also getting the freedom to get whatever GSM phone I want which is totally sweet. With Verizon I was pretty much trapped with whatever selection Verizon offered me because they were using CDMA. I think I’ve taken a while to switch simply because of laziness and because before they allowed you to take your phone number with you I was reluctant to switch because I didn’t want to change my number. I’ve said bad things about AT&T in the past but I figure I might as well try them and see for myself. I plan on getting the Treo Pro unlocked GSM phone once my contract is up. I will pay an arm and a leg for the phone but I can use it wherever I want just by switching out the SIM card. I could also get the iPhone if I really wanted to buy I already have an iPod Touch so why bother? Besides I’m still not sold on the whole touch screen keyboard anyway.
My wife is also going to be switching but she has to wait a bit longer to get a new phone but she has picked out the BlackBerry Bold as her next phone. Only time will tell if she’ll do it but I think she will because its just so purty. LOL!
Well its getting late so its time to finish up and get to bed for another rousing day of work!
This is a picture of the sneakers I ordered from Zappos on Friday. I originally ordered the Asics Gel Kayano 14’s but they were too small (which was surprising considering I always order a size 8). The GT 2140 is the upgrade to a shoe I got before that I thought hurt my feet but it was really because it was laced up too tight, the GT 2130.
So I decided to order the 2140’s in a size 8.5 to see if they would fit better. I’m still not sure if these are going to be my home sneakers or my travel sneakers. Normally I don’t have that many pairs of sneakers but I’ve gotten a bit tired of always packing and unpacking my sneakers from my suitcase so I can work out at the gym or just go for long walks with my wife.
I’ll have to buy some orthotics for these sneakers as well but thats not a big deal really. The cool thing is that I will get the sneakers on Monday, the bad thing is is that I’ll already be in Atlanta when they arrive. If I’m up to it I’ll add a post after I’ve tried these bad boys at the gym.