Monday, March 28, 2005

The City by the Bay

Great things about San Francisco

1. great weather (it's always better when your expectations are low)
2. the ride on the side of the cable car
3. crab and shrimp sandwiches
4. laughing my head off at the Green Room comedy club - Jamie Lissow
5. Top of the Mark martinis
6. friendly people!
7. my easy going travelling companions - Sue, Rosie, Josie - thanks

Not so great things about San Francisco

1. the food - too much good stuff
2. Bay cruise around Alcatraz - recorded commentary :-(
3. long wait for the cable car

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


I forgot to mention that the car below is a 2006 G6.

Today Ross and I bottled about 200 bottles of wine. It took almost 3 hours - 7 batches! Now you'd think that would be enough to last quite a while but 10 cases are for his niece's wedding in October.

OAN - my suitcase is packed, my passport is ready, the skies are looking clear. I just printed off a brochure for free walking tours so I think we're set. See you in San Francisco.

Saturday, March 19, 2005


Since the Cutlass is 12 years old it may be time to start lookin' around. This one looks good.

I wonder if the trunk is big enough for golf clubs.

Friday, March 18, 2005

.. be sure to wear some flowers in your hair . .

Did you guess from the title that I'm heading to San Francisco in a few days? My 2 week spring break holiday started today so I'm leaving on a jet plane on Wed. and spending 4 nights there. Hope the weather's good but I'm taking all sorts of warm/cold clothes.

Any suggestions about what exciting things to do in SF?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Microsoft Rules

And I don't mean in the good sense. I mean their stupid rules. I bought XP Pro last year and installed in on my old computer. I'm going to buy a new one and don't want to have to pay for it again so I emailed their support and asked them if I could put it on my new computer and did I need some sort of authentication to do that.

They responded:
Under the Windows XP End-User License Agreement (EULA), we can install one licensed copy of Windows XP on one computer. As long as we follow this license agreement, Windows XP can be reinstalled and reactivated without any limitation. Please perform online activation.
????!! Does this mean I can or can't? One computer at a time or just one ever? And who are "we"? "How are we feeling today?" We are feeling like Microsoft has too much of my $$ already.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Internet History

Within 30 minutes of viewing this bit of CBC archival footage I turned on the news to hear that the reporter Bill Cameron had died.

Ah memories-I think that 1993 was the year I did my first school project using the internet. It involved testing the pH level of the rain in our area and comparing it to other classes somewhere in the US. It was the middle of winter so all we could do was melt snow and test that using those little strips. Do you know how long it takes to melt a bucket of snow? I didn't either.

At that time probably 2 students in my Grade 5/6 class had 'heard of the internet'. We were using Pine or Elm mail to communicate. So primitive.

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Well, what else was I going to title this post? As for the blog name, I'm a big Bobby McFerrin fan and this was definitely one of his worst songs. It made a bundle for him though.

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