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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Camping this weekend

So this weekend is my family's annual campout. I'm totally unprepared for this. My outdoor survival skills have waned since my boy scout days. I have sleeping bags for Janie and I, hanging somewhere in the basement. Where their stuff sacks are, I've no idea. Everyone keeps assuring me that I own a tent, but everyone obviously knows more about that than I do. I must ransack my house for this, "tent", in the hopes that it will provide Janie and I with some shelter from the elements and mountain lions sure to plague the mountainous regions we will be in.

I kid, of course. Although I am unprepared gear wise, I love my family's summer campouts. I'm a little out of practice, but it's always great to get to hang out with my sisters and their kids. And stargazing in the mountain is always amazing. Hope we have some clear weather!

Monday, June 18, 2007

I have a 30 gb iPod sitting on my desk...

...and I couldn't be happier about it. Well, I suppose I could be happier if it had some music on it. The FedEx truck caught Janie just as she was leaving for work, and she brought it to me, so it hasn't had a chance to meet my PC with iTunes and load up on my music. But in the mean time, I can get the battery topped off, and get it ready to go otherwise. Yay for iPods!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Horrible image of the day


Click that link above. I dare you. Now look at that first image. If you're mind doesn't immediately short circuit while you scream "Gahhh!", then you must be a parent. For those of us who don't have any first hand experience with childbirth save for our entry into this world, that image is just freaky.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Got my new iPod nano...

...and promptly gave it to Janie as a birthday present. I'd been feeling kinda bad about Janie no longer having an iPod, especially since I'd gone all Jawa on hers and scavenged it for parts. Of course, hers had a bum hard drive, so I was just rescuing it's battery and bits to keep mine working, but still. So Janie's got a new nano, which I hope she enjoys very much. I may look into the 30 gigabyte fifth gen iPod. I don't really think I'll ever use the video functionality, but having the extra storage for future music purchases seems like a good idea. I've no doubt that if I actually tracked how often I listen to certain songs, I could stop carrying about half of my library with me. But I prefer to just be lazy.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Janie!

On this day, some unspoken number of years ago, Janie Ledet was born. Yay Janie! Just in case the title of this web page didn't make it evident, I love you! Hope you're enjoying your well deserved day off!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Frankenpod is dead...

...long live the Nano? After back to back hard drive failures on Janie and I's older iPods, I decided to look to a technology that might be a little less prone to such crashes. I've got an 8 gigabyte black nano on order with Amazon. Amazon has great prices on all kinds of things, but their shipping confuses me. Sometimes, I'll order something, and it will have shipped practically before I get the confirmation email. Other times, I'll order it, and it will sit in the pending state for a week or more before finally getting around to shipping. Anywho, I'm looking forward to being able to carry my music with me again.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Bonne Maman preserves

Batty turned us on to these while we were in Japan, and he said they were easy to find stateside. He was right, but they were out of the marmalade. Sorry for the bad pic, my cameraphone is pretty lame.

Why we love Leela...

even though she's nuts around other people.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Rose and John.

Out with J, Rose, and John at Elliot's martini bar. Geez, I need to shave.

Battlestar Galactica ending next season

It makes me a little sad, as it's been a wonderful TV show, but at the same time, I've become more convinced lately that shows should not continue once they've told their story. Some are designed to never end (Law and Order), with each episode set up so that they stand alone, but when you're basically telling a serial, the story can't keep going on and on. Let's hope this last season of my favorite show is the best so far.


Sorry, haven't posted anything for a bit. Been busy at work, and honestly, tales of what I do at work every day don't make for interesting reading. But to bring you up to date on some old blog postings, I've got the Prius back, and it is glorious. So glad to have my faithful car by my side once more! On the less happy side, the Frankenpod looks to have gone to join the great multitude of first and second gen units in Heaven under Jobs. I'm leaning towards getting a flash based nano, an eight gig preferably, but that has not yet gotten approval from all parties (i.e. Janie), so we'll see. Sucks, too, as I had ripped three new CD's to the old iPod in the last two days...

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