Tuesday, December 30, 2003


Yes, it's been a few days, at least, since I last blogged, and longer still since I actually wrote an original post. I'm sure those of you loyal followers of my blog have been busy yourselves. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. My aunt, uncle and cousins (on my dad's side) from CA are here for the holidays. Last Friday I went to see The Return of the King for the second time. If you haven't seen it, GO SEE IT!!! (Be sure you see the first two LOTR movies first...this is NOT an option, trust me!)
Ok, now for the really big news. Ok, well, maybe not THAT big. I'm not engaged or married, I'm not moving to Madagascar, and I haven't been appointed principle horn with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. If any of those things happen I will let you all know in a bigger way than posting it on my blog! ;-) No, the "big" news is that I have finally fulfilled one of my techno-dreams: I now own a 40GB iPod!!! Thanks to generous gifts of money and Best Buy gift cards, along with some Christmas gigging, I went to Best Buy today and bought their last iPod. Fortunately it was the 40GB model, which is the one I wanted. I LOVE IT!!! If you've never seen one in person, go to the nearest Apple Store (Mall at Millenia, here in Orlando) and take one for a spin. I got the 40GB cause I plan to, over time, put my entire CD library on my iPod. So far I have between 2 and 3 GB imported to iTunes on my computer and now on my iPod. The only problem now is that my hard drive only holds about 13GB total! So sometime in the future I will also require an external hard drive. It will take a while to even fill up my current hard drive with music, though, so I've got plenty of time.
As usual, Apple has set the standard both in quality and in aesthetics. Every little detail of the packaging, even, was planned meticulously to be the best both in design and in function. The iPod itself, and all of its accessories, are also designed to work and look better than anything else on the market. The dock, for example, has rubber on the bottom so it stays in place on whatever surface you put it on.
Ok, I think I'll stop there. Go see for yourself why iPods are flying off the shelves and are so hard to keep in stock!

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Word of the Day: mazy
This one actually means what it sounds like!
I'd think milk cartons would be terribly uncomfortable and awkward to use, but what do I know? I live in FloriDUH. Obviously, people in Washington state know better.
Here's why.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Kudos of the Day:
Kudos to the Chik-Fil-A in the Altamonte Mall (of all places) for great customer service! I ordered combo #1 (sandwich, fries, drink) and while I was waiting for the lady at the register to get my change I set the bag of food in front of the register. The bag wasn't balanced, though, and promptly went falling to the floor, spilling ALL of my fries and packets of ketchup, mustard and mayo. When I got my change I said, "Uh, I just dropped my fries." She immediately went and got me a new order of fries without making me pay. Thank you Chik-Fil-A!
Word of the Day: derogate

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

"Yo, police dudes! Dudes, you guys gotta help me out. Like, these guys are stealin' my stash, man. That just ain't right, yo. You guys gotta arrest these dudes before they take all my weed, ya know?"
Have you been so busy running from the enemy and hiding in holes that you haven't had time to shave? Try a Philips Norelco razor. "A shave fit for a dictator!"
Word of the Day: velleity
How WOOD you like a fast car that looks like a Ferarri and floats? If I can go out on a limb here, I'm guessing that you WOOD have fun with such a car. So here it is: Wooden Ferrari
THIS IS COOL!!! It actually works, I did one myself! Here are complete instructions for making a Matrix Code image in Photoshop.

Monday, December 15, 2003

I know I've already given you a link to this, but this time you'll be able to read the words. So enjoy this encore presentation of the Burger King movie.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Would-be criminals beware: the Kern County Sheriff's Dept. means business, and they're not affraid to let you know!

Friday, December 12, 2003

"If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
and the LORD's holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
then you will find your joy in the LORD,
and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land
and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.
The mouth of the LORD has spoken."

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Grandma got run over by a... COW???

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Wondering why they made movies of The Lord of the Rings, but not The Hobbit? Well, fellow Tolkien fans, the wait will be over in just THREE YEARS! The Hobbit is set to be released on December 19, 2006. Thanks to my sources, though, you can at least see a short trailer for The Hobbit.
What a bunch of yo-yo's. I wonder if Yo-yo Ma was there.
(Note: the movie is 13 MB and will take a while to start playing. Wait for it, though. Trust me, it's worth it!)
Word of the Day: plangent

Monday, December 08, 2003

Here's a rather obscure word -Word of the Day: otiose
I know you've been wondering this all your life, as I have, so here is your chance to finally find out:
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?

Friday, December 05, 2003

Word of the Day: stanch
Word of the Day: fractious
Watch your step, it's raining black holes!
The answer to life, the universe and everything may not be 42, but rather a new number that is 6,320,430 digits long!
"After a short victory dance, I called up my wife and friends... to share the great news."

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Word of the Day: rusticate
Coming soon to CBS: "CSI Kids"
Yes, now your kids can do their own DNA Testing.
Word of the Day: arcane
Quote of the day:
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Bring out the artsy, impressionist weirdo in you. It's Mr. Picassohead!

Monday, December 01, 2003

Wow. I've never heard a more inspired rendition of the Carol of the Bells. Hmmmm, I'm suddenly craving a Whopper...