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Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Here is what I have assembled for my New Year’s Eve Party of One:
Some fancy-ass chicken-and-sundried-tomato whole wheat ravioli from the refrigerator section of the grocery store.
Some marinara sauce to go on the pasta.
Some fancy French cheese spread (two for one at Publix): some peppery stuff and some garlic-with-herbs flavored.
A small plastic container of olive […]

Blue blue electric blue that’s the color of my room

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

That should be “colour” since it’s a David Bowie song. Anyway — I have a question: does anyone know anything about dvd decoders, if there are any free or decent shareware versions, or which of the pay-for-them versions is worth it? This would be for Windows XP Professional, although I assume versions for other versions […]

Zduvvy doze

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

That non-pseudoephedrine hydrochloride decongestant they have out in the stores now that is “safe” because it can’t be made into crank by meth-heads? Doesn’t work worth a damn.

404 Life Not Found

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Gah. I hate being so tired in the evening. Even though I don’t do that much at work (compared to, I don’t know, farmers or bricklayers), I have been coming home exhausted lately. I think I am overdue for a real vacation, by which I mean more than a couple of days off, with lots […]

Fun with computer peripherals and other moments in my day

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Aren’t computers fun? I went to Compusa today (yes, today, the notorious Day After Christmas, when tens of thousands of people hit the stores to take advantage of bargains, return those unwanted items, etc.) and bought a new 15.4″ monitor by Norwood Micro. It was the cheapest one in the store that I could get […]

I’ll be there roundabout

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Just got back from Christmas dinner with friends. All was succulent and charming, and I have enough leftovers for days. Now I am trying to decide whether I want 1) a cup of eggnog with a dash (or course) of spiced rum, 2) an apple rum toddy, 3) mulled wine, or 4) a nice cup […]

A three hour tour…

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

I’m back. As usual, what was intended to be a shortish jaunt to a couple of places turned into an odyssey of wandering about staring at things I either couldn’t afford or couldn’t make my mind up about, interspersed with bathroom breaks and waiting for a number of slow, late buses. Must recover. More later.

On the road not taken

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Probably because I’d get lost or run myself into a ditch a mile in: Ian Wood is undertaking a cross-country odyssey of sorts and all I can do is sigh enviously. I have recurrent urges to drop everything and just run until I get to, I don’t know, Idaho, but fortunately (?) am too lazy […]

Goin’ Mobile, Part 2

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Guess who bought a Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adaptor for her laptop at Walmart. Guess who is now getting on the internet from another room in the apartment, without having to deal with annoying cables and wires. It’s a good, fast connection too; setting it up was as easy as pie. Wireless world, here I come!
If […]

Leg update

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

My leg still hurts. For the life of me I can’t remember what I did to it. All I did was walk around a mall. For hours.
Gettin’ old.