Saturday, September 11, 2004

Stand UP!

I need to start my stand-up comedy career. I need to write my 7 minutes. Most of it will be about teaching (funny stuff there). A lot of it will be the jokes I've told for the last 20 years. I hope Jay Ward will forgive me if I accidentally steal any jokes. I'm not sure anymore which of my funny sayings are original and which are memories of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

September 11


Friday, September 10, 2004


I did it, I bought an iMac. After working for two years teaching the workings of this machine, I'm once again the owner of one. I haven't owned an Apple product since I started college in 1992 and left my Apple IIGS behind at home to rot. Previous to that I had an Apple II+. I had never touched a DOS machine untill that first few days at college when I moved into the Residence Halls of the Future, where a DOS based clone greeted me with its green blinking cursor eye. I never went back to Apple after that. That is untill I accepted the job at Westfield, and started teaching Mac for a living. Two years later and I found a G4 iMac on ebay for $800 plus shipping. 17" screen, 256MB RAM, 80GB HDD, and a 1 Ghz G4 processor. Zero coomplaints. I think it's going to leave my hous ethis weekend though. My mother-in-law NEEDS a new computer (to replace her Acer which has reached its 10th Anniversary). I can't in good conscience give her a Win XP machine. They simply aren't stable enough for her to be 3.5 hours away. The iMac, which kicks major butt, is the best solution for her.

Sunday, September 05, 2004


Heather bought me a new projector for my birthday (two months away). She then painted a 100 inch diagonal screen on the back of the theatre fo me. THEN she bought me the Maytag Skybox drink dispenser, (at half price I might add). This is the best birthday I have ever had, and it still is months away. I built a new shelf for the new projector today, placing it at the top of what was the opening from the electrical closet to the old theatre set up. The old TV has been removed.