Monday, May 31, 2004

holiday weekend is over. lots of driving, 17 hrs worth. but i got to celebrate my nephew's first birthday and go on an absolutely incredible sailboat cruise with my family and a few of my sister's friends. it was a 36 foot boat, we had dinner, and sailed around in the bay for a few hours. the weather was warm but not hot and skies clear for the most part. i don't think you could have made it better.

the down side is that my neck and back are killing me from the combination of air mattress and long hours in the honda. but i'm happy to say that i made it down to my sister's on one tank of gas, 450 miles. not bad after 140k miles.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

i'm in virginia this holiday weekend to celebrate my nephew's first birthday. the drive yesterday wasn't too bad. today is a nearly perfect day outside. tomorrow is caleb's big day. hopefully the nice weather will stick around.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

there is a thunderstorm brewing. and from my office window, i can see bolt after bolt of lightning. it is an incredibly cool show, and a touch scary since i'm on the 9th floor of a 10 story building.
got my tent today. i think i'll like it. it has two D-doors, but the unique thing is that they are symmetrical on a diagonal axis. can't wait to use it.
went bowling with t and k last night. first game i bowled a made game. over 160. then barely broke the century mark, and placed second. we were the ONLY people in the place, besides the woman that was at the desk and the maintenance man. at least it wasn't smoky.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Monday, May 10, 2004

new technology. so, i've slowly been using my gmail account more and more. as i get used to it, and learn the different features it has, i like it. the 'conversation' style display of messages is nice, but its the time lapse in the header that is the real kicker. it tells you how long ago each of the previous messages were sent. no more calculating in your head based on the header info. simple. genius. Also, it automatically remembers every email address you sent to and received from. no more 'adding contacts'. it does it for you. down side right now, it only saves emails. i'd like to be able to import my whole yahoo address book over. lastly, the ads really are targetted based on the message content. and it could actually be useful, not annoying.

tonight i find out that blogger has also released a new version of its service. more to report on that later. there are a few things i think i might not like as much.

Monday, May 03, 2004

i went to the wynton marsalis concert tonight. it was phenomenal; much better than i expected. actually, the pianist and the drummer were the highlights in my book.
this was a good week for pictures.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

i've been busy. but i finally got around to buying my tent for the upcoming hiking season. according to this review, i think i'll be pretty happy. i was going to get the rei half dome, but then the kelty was 4 inches wider. make me want to plan a trip real soon. too bad its on back order until late may.