Monthly Archives: October 2005

I’m home!

I’m home from San Diego! The trip went pretty well. The service was outstanding, and paid a great tribute to my Aunt Sobeida. Now she’s pain free, in a much better place. There were over 200 at the funeral mass. What a great, great turnout.

A few interesting notes from the trip:

– I saw a truck yesterday with its back wheel hydraulics lowered completely to the ground, presumably a deterrent against theft. LOL. It, combined with the silhouette of the scantily-clad, well-appointed girl on the grill, made it look pretty frickin’ ridiculous.

– One of the flight attendants was late to my flight this morning. We left 45 minutes late, but only ended up 10 minutes behind schedule. The Jet Stream is fantastic. So are 767s, for that matter.

– Those “air puffers” in one of the security screening lines at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field are wild.

– It’s next to impossible to find a powder blue Chargers jersey in the city of San Diego, much less a LaDainian Tomlinson one. It’s easier to find Raiders gear, and that’s sad. I picked up a navy blue LT jersey with stitching, though.

– The 3930 hat by New Era, used primarily by professional baseball clubs in spring training, is the most comfortable hat I’ve ever owned. It’s a flexible fitted hat with great fabric that breathes better than the typical 5950 series, used in game time.

– Having a cell phone as your primary music player is pretty useless in an aircraft, regardless of flight mode or not. iPod Nano, here I come. :-\

– You know you play too much Flight Simulator when you have a pretty good idea of what ILS vector the pilot will be using when approaching an airport.

I haven’t even arrived home yet; I’m at my parents’ house right now. It was my brother’s birthday yesterday and I’m spending a little time with him before I head back.

Later folks…

J

Whereabouts…

I’ll be traveling to San Diego Tuesday to pay my last respects to my aunt Sobeida, who lost her battle against leukemia Friday night. So if you don’t see me around places or I’m not online, that’ll be why. I’ll be back Saturday night.

–J

Evanescence

Evanescence brings on a lot of lousy memories. That, combined with my prior gushing about a certain party on the pages of the former Realm during 2003 and 2004, makes for a depressing evening.

Sigh.

PDA Blogging

I’m on the Cistern right now, blogging from an iPAQ PDA. I’m putting it through its paces and so far it isn’t bad. The mini keyboard that I have attached to it does not lend itself to typing with any sort of reasonable speed, that’s for sure.

Other than that, this post is largely useless. I did manage to crash my MPx220 today doing a Bluetooth file transfer. Lame.

Later folks…

Last.fm is friggin’ sweet.

If you’re a music addict like I tend to be, then you should really look into last.fm, formerly known as Audioscrobbler. It’s quite sweet, as it lists your musical tendencies. It accomplishes this by a small plugin you put in your media player. It’s totally unobtrusive (at least with Winamp) and seems to work very smoothly.

Here’s my profile there if you’re interested. You can also get to it by the link to last.fm in the sidebar, under “Queued in Winamp.”