Thursday 13

Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 by Travis Cody in

These are modern conveniences I refuse to do without.

1. My Ipod - Well this one's obvious. I love music and I love having my whole music catalog with me all the time.
2. My Laptop - It didn't take long for me to become attached.
3. My Electric Razor - I hate razor burn.
4. My Cell Phone - It's the only personal phone I keep anymore. It does everything I need and I only have to remember one phone number. Plus it has a camera and one day I'll even figure out how to get the pictures out of the memory stick.
5. Wireless Internet - It gets installed on Dec 18 and I can't wait!!
6. A Cordless Mouse - Just got it over the weekend. I'll never go back now.
7. My DVD Player - Haven't moved on to Tivo yet. I have a little portable player I take on trips, although it will likely be retired in favor of the laptop.
8. Remote Controls - Oh yeah! For anything and everything.
9. Parking Garages - Why get wet if you don't have to?
10. TV Shows on DVD - Beats the hell out of trying to record all of The West Wing episodes off Bravo. And I can get most of my favorite shows from when I was a kid now. And the pressure is off if I miss a show I wanted to see.
11. Personal Weblogs - Uhm. . .I'm writing a Thursday 13 and you're reading it. . .'nuff said.
12. All Weather Tires - So far they've only failed me once. . .when I was unable to get any traction on a 4" think sheet of ice in the drive of my apartment complex.
13. Bottled Water - Yes, I can drink the water out of my tap. But bottled water tastes fresher and it's convenient - no glass required.

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  1. tiggerprr says:

    all great things! :) I am so with you on the bottled water thing. Tap just has a funky taste to it IMO.

  1. Bond says:

    Great list... GO TiVO!


    now get a "slingbox" and you can watch what is on your DVR on your laptop from anywhere!

  1. Meribah says:

    I count myself blessed that I get my water straight from a well that is tapped into the most sparkling clear spring water known to man!

  1. Diana says:

    Very nice list! You are so right about the bottles water thing.

    So, the cell phone, everyone says I should have that thing permanently stitched to my ear.

  1. Anndi says:

    All season tires?
    No no no..Canadians do not believe in all season tires...

  1. Ummmmm... Trav, whatever did we do before these things came along?

  1. Oh, great list! Sorry I missed you yesterday.

  1. Travis says:

    Tiggerprr: I got a filter on my tap, and yet I'd still rather have the bottled water.

    Bond: I'm working the tech angles!

    Meri: Harumph!

    Diana: LOL!

    Ann: Why slide off the road?

    Dixie: Horrors! Don't make me remember life before my Ipod!!!!

    Joely: No worries - I was having weather-induced difficulties myself.

  1. tiggerprr says:

    Me too! We tried the water filter on the tap, the Britta thing...I know it's all in my head...but I'd rather have a nice bottle of water any day.