Chanukkah started on Sunday night; we spent the evening with friends, eating latkes (including an interesting variant — cheese latkes) and talking. Then I inducted them into the unsung society of Iron Chef watchers, with Battle Milk as their first show.
My cellphone saga continues; today, after the promised new phone continued to not arrive, I called SprintPCS to cancel my service and they immediately offered me $130 credit to stay with them. That brought the effective cost of the new phone I wanted down below what it would have been if they’d done the exchange in the first place, so I decided to give them one more chance (since changing numbers is a hassle) and went to the nearby SprintPCS store to pick up a new phone in person. I brought it home and I still don’t have service worth a damn (though at least it doesn’t drop calls like the old phone did); in contrast, AT&T Wireless service is rock solid here and works OK in my office. The AT&T service will cost me more than Sprint did, but at least it works where I spend most of my time.