Archive for October, 2003

MacOS X Panther

Although not being sold in stores until 8 PM tonight, my MacOS X 10.3 (a.k.a. “Panther”) pre-order arrived this afternoon via FedEx. I love it when Apple throws in a free upgrade to overnight shipping. Too bad I’ll probably have to put off installation until I get back from PA.

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It’s been a while, hasn’t it? And now I have the audacity to come back with just a Friday Five? Yeah… Get the pitchforks and torches. I’ll understand.

1. Name five things in your refrigerator.

  1. Milk
  2. Salad
  3. Cans of root beer
  4. Orange juice
  5. Sweet & sour mix

2. Name five things in your freezer.

  1. Ground beef
  2. Chicken
  3. Egg-rolls
  4. Fish fillets
  5. Frozen peas

3. Name five things under your kitchen sink.

  1. Dish detergent
  2. Towels
  3. Garbage bags
  4. Sponges
  5. All-purpose surface cleaner

4. Name five things around your computer.

  1. Subscription vouchers for the symphony tickets that I exchanged after coming down with a 24-hour bug last weekend
  2. A tape of the 2001 Advent chapel service (featuring a very dramatic reading of Ezekiel 1) that I bought yesterday
  3. The phone bill, which is waiting to be paid
  4. A pencil
  5. An invitation to a baby shower (for twins)

5. Name five things in your medicine cabinet.

  1. Pain relievers
  2. Nasal decongestant
  3. Bug spray
  4. Sun-block
  5. Toothpaste

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Just as I was posting a follow-up comment to the previous post, I received a strange call on my cell phone. The caller ID said that it was my friend Brian, but when I answered it, all I got was a few seconds of toddler babble before the other side hung up. Since Brian indeed has a young tot—whose name is Aidan—I figured that Brian was just messing with me. I returned the call to find out what Brian was up to, but got Sue-Ellen, his wife, instead, who informed me that Aidan had hit the redial button. Apparently, Aidan has started hitting the redial button on a semi-regular basis. However, this most recent occurrence was the first time that the call went through, so that makes me the recipient of Aidan’s first phone call. Lucky me!

Wow… that kid’s growing up so fast.

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Like I mentioned before, I will be buying my ticket for the “Lord of the Rings” marathon this Thursday—the first day that tickets will be sold. I happen to have that day off, so I can hit the box office as soon as it opens. I realize that the rest of you may not have that luxury, so if you’d like me to pick up some tickets for you while I’m there braving the hordes of frantic teenage girls who think Orlando Bloom is the hottest guy ever, then I would be willing to do so. (Of course, all those teenage girls ought to be in school, so maybe it will be the frantic parents of the frantic teenage girls who think Orlando Bloom is the hottest guy ever that I will have to brave.)

The tickets cost $22 for the whole shebang. Also, the show-times have apparently been adjusted so that FotR is now at 2:30 PM, TT is now at 6:30 PM, and RotK is still at 11:00 PM. If you want me to buy any tickets for you, then just give me a call or send me an email by Wednesday night (midnight at the latest). (BTW, I won’t accept requests through the comment system below.) Since you’re all trustworthy folk, we can settle the bill later. (Go go Gadget Credit Card!)

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1. What vehicle do you drive?

1998 Dodge Neon Sport

2. How long have you had it?

Since January 1998

3. What is the coolest feature on your vehicle?

It’s sexy

4. What is the most annoying thing about your vehicle?

The sunroof, which has been completely replaced twice and repaired on several other occasions, is broken once again.

5. If money were no object, what vehicle would you be driving right now?

hmmm… maybe a VW Passat, or an AEROCAR 2000

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