Oh, so that’s why

Taken from lifewithmikey, talonvaki, jelly_doughnut and who knows who else…

Your Brain is 60.00% Female, 40.00% Male

Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female

You are both sensitive and savvy

Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed

But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve

MIL is visiting this weekend, which means today is a day where I’ll be distracted by having to work around the house.

I’ve been very busy, although frustrated by a bug introduced by someone else that hasn’t been fixed yet.  And I seem to have picked up a slight cold.

I did get a DVD recorder last weekend; CompUSA had a 6 hour sale – playing the rebate game, I got a LiteOn (OK, yes, I know) that records DVD+ format for…



I’ll say this, too, for CompUSA.  They were out of stock on an LCD monitor that was $150 during this sale.  I spoke with a manager, and he gave me a better monitor for the same price.  I may not always like their prices (Fry’s!  Fry’s!  Fry’s!) but CompUSA just sold me on customer service.  The same reason why I prefer Lowe’s to Home Depot.  I can always find someone to help at Lowe’s.

So now I’m going to burn TAR5 and TAR6 to DVD’s someday to get them off the TiFaux.  When I do that, I’ll post and let y’all know…I’m going to have to get a DVD burner for my computer so I can start duping these DVD’s.

Time to wake up Cheri.  She’s going to be working around the house today, a lot.


Man, it’s been a while.  I don’t think I’ve been that busy, but now that I look back, wow.  I’ve been running around in circles.  Work has been busy, German has been busy, Objected-Oriented Programming using C++ has been busy…our TiFaux is almost full…

A couple of things.  Last Saturday, we went to see The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), put on by the Magic Circle Theater, the local community theater.  Lots of fun.  This was a local presentation of the famous play from the RSC – that is, the Reduced Shakespeare Company (UK / US).  We’ve seen all but the newest (Great Books) at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus.

It was interesting to see a local production of the play.  Magic Circle have done it before (I have seen pics of the marquee outside the Roseville Theater with the title, from the late 1990’s).

Elsewhere…I’ve done some more yard work, helped Cheri replace the curtain rods in the living room, and have been awakened by Truffles way too many times.

I will do one of the recent memes, because it is something I feel like expounding upon.


Thank <diety> for TiFaux

so we can watch the commercials (and the stuff between the commercials) at our own pace.  Ate way too much pizza yesterday.  Gonna have to run some off today.

Congrats to the Patsies, especially Tedy Bruschi, Roseville HS graduate (and it’s nice to see Roseville on a sports graphic).

I haven’t felt like posting too much lately – in fact, I’m getting a bit bored of the Internet.  I notice that others seem to be taking a break too (permanently in some cases).  I’ve noticed that in the past month there’s been a shift in feelings and general behaviour amongst my RL acquaintances, too – people seem to be quieter.

We hung up some shelves – or, more properly, I hung them up under Cheri’s supervision.  I’m displaying some of my Corgi buses and PCC streetcars (like the one in the userpic) and some of my PE ephemera, including one of my prized possessions – a 1937 stop timetable card for the intersection of 9th & San Pedro (SB).  It measures about 8.5×14 (or 216mm x 357mm) and shows trip times for the Long Beach, San Pedro, Santa Ana and Newport Beach lines, as well as the Huntington Park local (the other lines ran express on the 4-track stretch…the HP was cut back to Watts sometime after the war).

On to the DVD meme, taken from…