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3rd-Oct-2004 11:20 pm
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer
I take a lot of pictures but, much like the possessions in my apartment, I'm not very good about organizing them. There's generally a somewhat significant delay between when I take the pictures and when I get some subset of them online. I like taking the pictures and I like tweaking and labeling them (even though that step tends to take a while). I don't really like going through the pictures I've taken and deciding which to keep and which to get rid of. (Yet another way that the pictures compare to the knick-knacks around my house.) I've recently realized that I've been assuming I'd uploaded some of my pictures because I've seen them in the screen saver on my computer but in fact I never got around to finishing all of the tweaking and labeling and culling. (pictures from hexagonalcarbon's tea party come to mind.) I need to consolidate everything in one location and get a better process figured out so that it isn't as much work to get the pictures dealt with. Or I could just take fewer pictures.

monstersocks and I attempted to go to the MoA on Saturday. I say attempted because we ran into quite a few complications. Our first problem was trying to turn onto Hiawatha. It took around five minutes or more to to make a simple turn thanks to several trains and a very poorly timed light. Next time I'll remember to go further down Minnehaha before attempting to get onto Hiawatha. Our next problem was attempting to turn onto 62 from Hiawatha. That intersection changes pretty much every time I go through it. You now have to be in the left lane in order to turn right onto 62 (and they don't have any signs explaining that until about ten feet before the turn). We eventually got to the mall and did a little shopping. I spent some time drooling over the new 20" iMac. Maybe early next year, once Tiger and iLife '05 are out.

Once we were done we tried to figure out what to do for dinner and arrived at the same conclusion we tend to when we're in Bloomington or Apple Valley, Red Robin. I actually had a burger with a fried egg on it and it was very good (although if I hadn't seen the egg I don't think I would have noticed it was there). After dinner we stopped at the nearby Cold Stone Creamery. It was a very good dinner/dessert even though we were just going to huge soulless chains instead of supporting hardworking independent businesses.

My TiVo decided it wanted to record a craft show recently. The show was all about cutting the perfect circle and it decided to record it because I have a wishlist setup for "Perfect Circle" for the musical group.

I still haven't made it out to any of the movies I'd like to see yet. Shaun of the Dead, Hero, etc. Maybe I'll make it to one or two next weekend.

I took an unplanned break from the gym recently. I missed a couple of days due to some expected travel, then more due to unexpected travel, then I decided to extend the break and all of a sudden it was a month later. I didn't really feel different. I was expecting my weight to go up but it stayed in the same range it's been in for the past year or so. I also expected to have more free time in the evenings. I had a bit more time but I didn't really end up doing anything particularly useful with it. I made it back in twice this week and it was a lot tougher than it had been before.

Why is Scott Thompson doing the voice for a female stripper on Aqua Teen Hunger Force (under the name "Veronica Billingsley")? They've been using fake names for most of the guest voices they've had recently (but I haven't paid enough attention to remember the name they used for Sarah Silverman or if there were others). And where the hell is Doctor Weird?

Fox News- We make up the news, you decide.
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4th-Oct-2004 05:34 am (UTC)
Flameburger used to have a burger with a fried egg on it.
4th-Oct-2004 11:26 am (UTC)
Maybe I ordered it because I still felt bad about having been caught buying fake meat this week.
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4th-Oct-2004 08:50 am (UTC)
We looked for people we knew, but we must have missed you. I certainly didn't see anyone with pink hair.
4th-Oct-2004 11:26 am (UTC)
Actually we were there on Saturday. We did keep an eye out for people we know since it seems like there are more every day.

If I do eventually get an iMac I'll probably order it online so I can get the integrated Bluetooth instead of having to use an external adapter.

Hopefully someday the Hiawatha/62 intersection will be less stupid. Someday.
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4th-Oct-2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
That's pretty much exactly what happened to us. I wondered just how many of the people leaving had intended to be at Fort Snelling and how many were just trapped by the poorly designed intersection.

I think I'm going to skip that intersection (when possible) and just head over to Cedar and take that south instead. It might be a little slower but it should be fraught with much less peril.
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