The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

Good morning all

Posted By on June 19, 2004

As some of you may know, I had 52 hours of vacation to kill, so I'm on vacation this week. Nothing special planned, just puttering around the house; cleaning up and organizing in preparation for the move. Liz and I have also been having layout discussions about stuff in the living room, and she has banned the big black rack from being in the living room next to the TV. So, it will not be an entertainment stack, but will be a computer rack next to my desk.

I started my vacation off in a grand fashion yesterday by going to Staples and ordering a 2 drawer file cabinet on casters to replace my plastic box-type one. Then I proceeded over to Shaws and bought an ungodly amount of food – after all, I'm going to be around all week; I can COOK! Oh, I also picked up the half-life anthology (half-life and all the expansions) for like $40. What can I say, it's a fun game?

Came home, played video games for way too long, and had some salmon in a Lawry's Baja Chipotle marinade. I wasn't sure about this pairing, but it ended up being quite good.

This morning, I am having a leisurely breakfast of a grapefruit, probably followed by cereal, and then I shall put on some coffee and start to organize the apartment.

As an aside – does anyone else find fruit juice to be too sweet? I'm talking normal, unsweetened, 100% juice? Except for citrus juices that are supposed to be tart, they are all just way to sweet. I end up doing half juice, half water.

My troubles with CD ripping on modern, fast, UDMA CD drives The above solution (using my laptop to rip cd’s), has led to the following (rather amusing) desk layout): my desk Note my grapefruit and juice. See mom, no Krispy Kreme! Oh, and I’ve decided that pulling that tower in and out whenever I want to do something with it is a PITA, so I ordered some casters for it.

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