Monday, August 25, 2003


i was all set to berate myself as a slacker for abandoning my blog yet again, but you know, after getting up at 5:45 am and working an 11 hour day, all i really want to do is sit on my couch and read and drink smoothies.

(BTW, pine-orange-bannana juice, pineapples, strawberries, peaches and lemon sorbet make a DAMN good smoothie.)

Saturday, August 16, 2003

yes, i DO need another cd.

it has been a good week for cd purchases!

during my last two trips to target, i picked up cd's by rooney, daniel bedingfield, josh kelly, and junior senior.

rooney was a fluke, i heard about half of blueside on the radio and decided that i needed the cd. usually i am scared to buy a cd before i hear it (aka downloading it off kazaa), becasue nothing is worse than buying a cd and having it totally suck except for the one song you heard on the radio. but rooney is very good. it's a combination of california beach music and classic british pop, if such a combination is possible. it's good stuff.
i've wanted the daniel bedingfield cd for a while, but i can't stand paying more than 12 bucks for a cd, and since it's not a new release, it was never on sale. i was lucky i saw the tiny sign that said 9.99 on sale!

Sunday, August 10, 2003

wide open spaces

back in the day, when i bought my first computer, i was amazed at it's huuuge 4 gig hard drive. i recall my dad telling me, 'you'll never use up all that space'.

three years later, when i moved into the dorms at ucsc i discovered the joy that was the ethernet, and with it, the coolness of etree! i could download phish shows off the internet and burn them myself! no more b&p's! needless to say, that 4 gig hard drive seemed awfully small all of a sudden.

it was about time for a new computer anyway, and with the help of a $750 computer grant from ucsc (!!!) i bought my current computer, with a 40 gig hard drive. 10 times biggger than the last one... i'd really never use up all that space.

wrong again... the other day i realized that my hard drive was full. and since this time i didn't have a chunk of money to buy a new computer, i went to costco and picked up a new 120 gig hard drive. after 3 days of backing up my files, i took my computer apart only to realize that i needed more stuff to install the hard drive... then once i got it in the computer and all connected, it kept telling me that there was boot disk failure... but i got it working and now i have 2 hard drives with 152 gigs of space. ;-)

this is monumental for me in other ways... i remember being so scared of the inside of a computer.... worried that i would break something, so i was always getting other people to install stuff for me. but now i've installed a new hard drive with no help, and i feel like i've come such a long way. ;-) i love being a geek.