.. when you have to increase the font sizes of things like the Address Book lists and web pages on a 12″ PowerBook. Yikes!! 35, the young life is gone.
I offer proof, if you choose to except it:
I can’t wait!!!
Well – a week ago today I called to try and book a service appointment for my mini. Granted it was at 4:45pm, the service person had gone home. So I left a detailed message, and said please call me back.
I’ve yet to get a call back. This makes me sad, it seems they don’t have enough service people for the volume of cars they sell and support… and it makes me sad that I have to take my car in for service already after 5 months.
More and more I miss my A4 Avant. Quattro especially today, I spun the wheels a ton going over some wet railroad tracks at noon. It was scary..
.. tonight after doing some studying, I spent two hours play Halo 2 with some friends from the Salem area. And boy, it felt good.. just the camaraderie, the fact I can still laugh at myself when I get my butt kicked..
I need more of that…
.. sensing a pattern folks? She is in Guadalajara Mexico right now for some meetings and presentations. She’s loving the weather, compared to the raining, cold and ‘big storm’ arriving tonight in portland, it’s like 85F right now, and supposed to be 93 tomorrow.
I’m not a huge fan of living along at home.. a large part of it is the dog, just in the sense that it keeps me here, it’s hard to jet out for a workout for an hour with there’s an extra 15 minutes on either side of it caring for him. He’s a good companion for me, as I talk to him, but seems to get in the way of doing the things I want to do.
And ya, I’ve bitched and moaned about the dog before, and I go back and forth (STILL) about finding him a more friendly home. I think we’re in decision paralysis right now about him.
Anyway.. funny how I don’t post a lot when she’s home, but when she’s gone I feel the need to post.. hopefully I can reverse that a bit after she gets back Friday night.
She got home safe, with no issues, on Friday at about noon.. and of course promptly came home and had a nap (no sleep on the flight).
FYI to the 4 people that read this weblog.
yes, today is the day Jennifer gets home.. 3 1/2 weeks away from home finished..
I still can’t quite believe it, it’s been so long.. hopefully we’ll easily get used to each other again.
Ya, I took the day off today to hang with her, she arrives right around noon. (Right now she’s on a flight from Tokyo to Seattle).
She just dropped this to me via iChat, she is on her way home, in the Tokyo airport right now:
.. when kids today have to go through things like this:
i think its amazing how little i knew of what my family its actually going through right now. i never knew my mom was having such a hard time, and i sure as hell never knew what was up with my dad. but this weekend, i just grew up it seems like…3 years older or something. i dont feel like this kid anymore. i’m not that innocent teen who’s problems consisted of boys and drama throughout high school. i’ve actually had to face a lot of crap, and my “highschool” drama with all my friends, its NOT helping me whatsoever. i guess this weekend i was just taken by surprise. and sometimes i have to realize i have to stop, step back, and actually look at where my family is right now. where are we right now? we’re fucked. im sorry to be so…pesimistic, but seriously, we’re just screwed. it’s to the point where it can only get better from here. god wanted this to happen right? everything is gonna be okay, i know that, but things just need to get better. something needs to make me smile. i’m the sane one in my family and im a 16 year teenage girl, thats NOT RIGHT. the teenager in the family is supposed to be the weirdest of them all and the one who royally screws up on at least a week to week basis. but no….not with the situation at home. funny thing is…i bet almost none of you knew i felt this way. i never tell anything about my family. i can talk about friend issues and what not, things that go on at school, but family its just too darn personal. this is hard. make me smile. help me get out of this.
Jennifer arrived safely yesterday in Taipei.. (actually, she flew in Sunday night pacific time, or monday morning their time).
This time she’s staying at the Regent Taipei Grand Formosa, which once again looks pretty darn nice..
We’ve been emailing a lot tonight, talking about various things.. the big one is though to save money, and try and travel more (vs buying things like a dual G5).. in reading James’s “Cut the cable” post, I’ve been thinking about dropping cable too.. maybe we have too many rooms with tv’s here, vs he’s got the cool Pearl loft, but it seems hard to me.. I watch a whole lot less tv that I do now, but I still crawl back to it every now and again.. I am trying out the Comcast HTDV DVR box, but that puts my cable and internet bill over $100 a month ($1200 a year).. even if we cut that in 1/2, that’s plane fare to some exotic locale.