Well, its been about 25 years, but today, I almost fell flat on my butt. talk about icy. It normally takes me 26 minutes to walk up to the bank and store, and back home. Not today. 1 hour and 20 minutes. I ended up giving up and walked in the street. But, I had great week. I almost cried when I went to our clubs meeting Wednesday night and was presented with a 3 layer birthday cake. yum.... Monday, one of my best friends came over with a basket, filled with strange and yummy goodies. wow. I even received a really strange gift. a 2 1/2 lb roast???? ok. perhaps for Sunday's dinner? I got myself a new DVD player. The old one has problems it was designed with and I real would rather use my old one for audio cd's and the new one for my DVD's. What a different a few years make on price. This new unit cost about 60% less. Now, back to reading the manual. Yes, I'm that type of geek. oh, did I mention I'm filling out the application forms for grad school?