I had to take my car in for an oil change and I decided Monday would be a good day to do it. I didn't know if the dealership was open so I went to NTB because it was super convenient, and closer. There is nothing like a car to spring unexpected expenses on someone, and my car did that... I needed a new battery. NTB tests the system to make sure the car is doing well, and my battery failed the test. ARGH!! And during the month I'm moving!
Honestly, though, I'm not surprised. I got that old battery almost 4 years ago, so the fact that it made it through 4 Texas summers, plus almost 4 whole Texas winters is impressive. But really? Now? They said it was probably still good at the moment, but another cold snap would kill it off. This is Texas, we could very well get another one without any warning, so what choice did I have? I hope my car appreciates it!
Another random thought was due to Monday's hockey game. The Americans don't have their usual DJ, and it certainly sounds it at the games. I walk in and they had music from a British boy band (no idea if it was One Direction), and then during the game, he also put on Selena Gomez. Now, I don't remember pop music being that bad, but maybe I was in my teenage world in high school. I mean, I still have BSB and *NSYNC on my iPod, even a little Christina Aguilera. I'll definitely take America's Justin over Canada's.
My last (or actually first in order) random thought of the weekend was about Hollywood musicals. I thought Into the Woods was a dud, and I didn't like Les Miz either because they ruined the soundtrack. Well, I was reminded on Sunday how great movie musicals could be. Since I don't watch football, I settled on Fiddler on the Roof on TCM. It may not be cheery, but the adaptation is very well done. I don't care how long a movie is, if it's good and worth my time, it'll hold my attention. Oh, and after that, TCM had To Kill a Mockingbird. Thank you TCM!!