Year: 2004

  • Midnight Snack

    My sister is microwaving a yam. For a snack. Yes, an entire yam. After New Years, I will have some book and movie reviews, since that’s just about all of what I’ve been doing for the last two weeks. But, really, yam?

  • Christmas Lego

    If you’re out there, thank you Santa for realizing that I still like playing with Lego… It is finished. The pads of my fingers are raw and worn from the pokes of many tiny plastic corners. 1,457 pieces later, my Rebel Snowspeeder is complete. I only had to watch the audio commentary for both Empire […]

  • Hoot and Persepolis

    It feels good to be reading again. Last night, I read Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, one of the 2003 Newbery Honor books. It’s a fast read, and a good story. It took me about 2 hours before hitting the hay. My dad collects the Newbery Medal Winners and Honor books. As of right now, he’s […]

  • Organization

    The things I do at home when I’ve finished watching football and I’m sort of bored of Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates… I went through all of the e-mail I’ve kept over the last year and sorted it, either deleting it or archiving it into various subfolders on my hard drive, instead of my mail folder on […]

  • Cleaning Out the Fridge

    My breakfast this morning: Part of a block of cheddar cheese Part of a box of Multi-Grain Cheerios, no milk A chocolate pudding cup The last gulp from a bottle of apple cider A few small cookies, baked last week Clearly, I am a champion!

  • Out of Place

    I realized tonight at a short gaming session in ‘s room that I simply do not fit in with the latest batch of SWIL. This is, obviously, not attributable to any single individual beyond myself. I think it has also been a gradual change of the last two years or so, one that I didn’t […]

  • Book Meme!

    Ganked from by way of . Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you. “If the computer senses […]

  • Well-Rested

    I think I am, right now, the most well-rested I’ve been in months. Possibly years, although that’s probably exaggerating a bit. I got 12 hours of sleep last night that I desperately needed. I pulled an all-nighter Wed-Thurs to finish as much Graphics as Dan and I possibly could before the poster session yesterday afternoon. […]

  • They Fixed Star Trek!!!

    The two main story arcs of this season of Enterprise have been amazing. The writing is good, the direction is good, the special effects are even prettier than before. Instead of ignoring the past mistakes, the new writers have tried to live with the universe that was created, while at the same time fixing the […]

  • Day 1 – Amtrak Limbo

    So it turns out that 30th Street Station is completely insane on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The problem is only made worse when the schedule board at the Amtrak information desk is out of order. Also, never sit between the pillars to the sides of the main hall at 30th Street. It turns out that […]