Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Love a good day!

I had to do an update to the my earlier post.  I didn't get out of bed until really late today.  Did I go for a run?  Well, I attempted one!  I got dressed, left DH in bed, and hit the pavement.  It wasn't far from my house when the altitude and the incline got to me.  I had to stop running and walk for a bit.  It was pretty ambitious for me to think I was going to go out there and rock a good, non-stop mile like I did in Mexico.  I rallied though, and did a half walk, half run for 11:30.  Did I do a whole mile?  Not sure!  I got lost in my own neighborhood and didn't end up taking the route I had tried to memorize.  Oops!  Better luck tomorrow (or the next day, if I run every other).  The important think is that I got out there and did something active.

I finally left the house around mid-day.  I went to the bank, as planned, and waited a while because our local Chase just plain sucks.  I'm so thankful that it's not where we do the majority of our banking.  After you've experienced the customer service of USAA, you'll never settle again.  After that I went, and promptly got lost, on post looking for the MP station so I could get the VIN inspection that Colorado requires for you to title a vehicle here.  A call was made to my dear, sweet Dixie, a co-worker with an MP for a husband.  She's my go-to girl for when I get lost on post.  Picked up DH's motorcycle decals at the decal office, then went off to get my VIN inspected.  Wow, I had definitely blown by that place on my way through post.  Luckily, I was in and out of there in minutes, thanks to a really helpful soldier.  I made a point of submitting a positive ICE comment card about him.  Pay it forward, folks!

After leaving post, I hit the DMV.  When was the last time you had a positive DMV experience?  Colorado makes it SO easy, let me tell you!  I didn't wait at all, the place was virtually empty, and my vehicle was registered for a fraction of the cost that we'd pay in California.  To put it in perspective, we can register four vehicles here for the price of one and a half back home, no lie!  I was anticipating a lot more, so needless to say, we're going to bang out all of our vehicles this week.  I'm excited about that, as silly as it seems, because it helps us establish our residency here in Colorado.  Everything was so quick and easy that I was able to go home, get the other car, and repeat the entire process.  Rock on!  Tomorrow DH and I will do the motorcycles, since we can go together and get them both done at once.

Oh, and did I mention that I got out of a speeding ticket on the way to the DMV the second time?  Yeah, I was so in the groove with my music and my good day that I didn't notice the sheriff behind me.  Oops! He pulled me over, asked if I needed a ticket today, and my reply was "I don't think so."  He then told me that the correct response was, "No, I don't."  He had seen me at the MP station on post and made a comment about it, and my California license plate - score!  I'm so thankful for that, and it's a nice reminder that I need to leave my California driving back in California.

I may have been rocking out to this song all day, and it's fitting with the sort of day that I've had.  :)  DH had to run up to Denver for work reasons, so I had him stop by the Best Buy, since they're the only store near us (which is ridiculous) that has Apple TV in stock.  I had been gearing up to buy this with some Christmas gift cards, but was unsuccessful at our local store.  He brought it home, managed to find a spare HDMI cable, and now he has successfully commandeered it to watch Centurion on our bedroom tv.  If you're an Apple family, you totally need Apple TV.  This thing is just awesome, with the ability to stream Netflix, YouTube, and anything you have in your iTunes library.  Just watching the CD artwork flip by in your music library is phenomenal on an HDTV.  I've lost DH, as you can imagine.  He's completely sucked in.  You can rent movies and television shows from iTunes as well.

As Ice Cube would say, I didn't have to use my AK today, and FIL and I were undercharged on our Subway dinner (and the cashier let it go).  Yes, got to say it was a good day.

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