Friday, February 23, 2007


The strangest part about my business trips is usually how out of touch I end up. While I still talk to Linzy most days (although not always for very long), other then that it's like I dropped off the face of the earth.

Case in point, on this most recent trip I got exactly two personal e-mails the entire week. And one was from my Grandma, who likely had no idea I was out of town. The lack of talking to anyone coupled with the fact that I don't typically have time to read more then the front page headlines on the paper, watch the news, or even surf the (horrible) Star Tribune website I end up coming home with absolutely no idea what is going on.

In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal I suppose, but it was pretty strange to go multiple days at a time with no e-mail. Although, for the record, I never sunk to checking the spam folder in the misguided hope that everything was getting incorrectly classified.


Bill Roehl said...

Nothing happened other than the typical over exaggerated weather reports for the "BLIZZARD!" this weekend.

When I went to Cub to pick up lunch meat and Ziplock bags for the week, I found a complete madhouse. I swear the weathermen and food stores are in cahoots.

Welcome back. I didn't have my daily dose and the withdrawal was tough -- seriously -- no veiled anything here.

Steve Eck said...

Linzy mentioned that Cub was a zoo today as well, with the canned food aisle being nearly cleaned out. Come on people, its just a snow storm.

Andrea A. said...

You've piqued my curiosity. Why do you think the Star Tribune is so horrible? Kara McGuire has a pretty good personal finance blog there. You should check it out.

Steve Eck said...


It isn't the content of the Star Tribune site that I have an issue with, but rather how incredibly impossible it is to find anything that isn't directly linked off the front page. Unless I know the exact title of an article, its usually hopeless to try and search for anything.

I've read Kara's blog a few times, and usually at least look at the articles she has on Thursdays (or whatever day) in the paper. In general I find personal finance stuff to be repetitive and/or painfully obvious.

There's only so many ways you can say "Don't spend everything you make", I guess.