Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Churning Mists...

What are the churning mists? They're the things that exist between my ears. Anyway, they've been churning for a while, so another essay-like-post-thing is probably maybe forthcoming. The purpose of this post is just to let you know that I still live.

The current status of my computer is that the wrong motherboard was purchased and the most reasonable solution to the problem is to purchase a CPU that fits the motherboard. Anyway, I'm about to go out of town for a week, but hopefully I'll have a CPU when I get home. That will let me build a PC. And that will let me be online more regularly, blog, get on IM, etc.

We'll see what happens.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Context Free Pics

Here's a quick dump of the pics into a zip file. More interesting descriptions, annotations, etc. forthcoming. It's about 18 megs. Anyway, I just now started uploading it, so don't start downloading until about 1:45 Pacific Time.

Oh yeah, and go here to read the front-page article in the local paper.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Busiest. Day. Evar.

So today at my parents' restaurant, we did the whole 30th anniversary insane-avaganza! We rolled back the prices to what they were 30 years ago (and rolled back the menu selection too - there were a lot of items created in the last 30 years that we decided not to offer), and it was all kinds of fun!

It also has me all kinds of tired. Both kinds, actually. Maybe the third too? I don't even know what day of the blue it isn't. I'm guessing it's not the eleventy-eighth.

Anyway, pics forthcoming after I get them off Dad's camera.

Friday, May 18, 2007

For those wondering...

My computer is not yet built. The ETA is currently "two days ago." Maybe tomorrow the new motherboard will come in the mail and we'll see if that actually works. Saturday is going to be day of extreme pain as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of my parents' ownership of their restaurant. They're rolling back the prices to 1977 ones (a $3.25 cheeseburger becomes $0.95, for example), and when we did this for the 20th anniversary 10 years ago (funny how that math works out), it ended up being the busiest day ever.

By a factor of about 4.

In terms of gross income, we've only once ever managed to hit the same value once ever - and we did so with present-day prices.

People came to stand in line for an hour just to place their order and wait for another 2 hours just to get their food. That's how busy we were.

Well, on the bright side, having done it once before, we have some sort of idea of what we're getting into and we're taking some precautions that we'd have never thought of without the experience of having done this. We'll see how it goes. No matter what happens though, I'm quite certain that I'm going to miss Kara on Saturday since I'll be down there from (at the very least) 10:30am to 9:00pm.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


I'm home. The trip was long (about 12 hours from leaving campus to collapsing in bed at home), but it was quite worth it. I'm exhausted (but not nearly as exhausted as I was when I did said collapsing into bed), but I'm mostly just glad to be home.

Today is windy. Very very windy. And now it's like 8 hours later than it was when I started writing this. Good game of cards, good dinner, and now I'm going over to Jerm's to watch movies.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tearing Down...

Okay, the computer is being torn down now. Most of it is going in an attic to stay here for the summer, but little bits and pieces are coming home with me. Here's hoping all the little bits and pieces play nicely with the new bits and pieces they'll be integrated with when I get home!

I'll be back online...well...I'll have access to the internet again on Friday night (10 or 11 Pacific). I'll actually *be* back online.......sometime later. (-: I think I still need to buy myself a compy case.