Being...
the adventures of a youngish man whose principal interests are knowledge, beauty, and music

© 2005 by Andersen Silva (4-1-05)

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock, we blended in with the crowd.
  We got computers, we're tapping phone lines; I know that that ain't allowed.
We dress like students, we dress like housewives, or in a suit and a tie;
  I changed my hairstyle so many times now, I don't know what I look like!

March was quite a busy month. Gina, Hannah, and I visited the Children's Museum of Manhattan and had a blast! I think the little one had the most energy left of the three of us by the time we returned to Lyndhurst, but not by much. We also had dinner with our former co-workers Rhonda and Yesika, and Yesika's little daughter Kayla at the Cheesecake Factory, which was nice. I helped Gina create a PowerPoint presentation for one of her classes; actually, I did much of the actual layout, while my pretty baby napped in my bed. Kinda funny to be using an Apple iBook to remotely control a Dell PowerEdge server in order to create a Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow, but...

The Dell is doing well. I can boot it up in either Windows 2000 Server or BeOS 5, which might just make it the fastest machine running Be out there. Heh-heh... I still need to work on that NetBSD installation on the Macintosh Quadra 605, but I just haven't had the time or the inclination to look at it lately. Perhaps this weekend... Unfortunately, Dana the iBook is not doing so well. I'm not certain if it's the internal hard drive or something else, but if I cold-boot the laptop, it can take upwards of twenty minutes to start, and that's just not normal. So, after weighing my options over the last two or three weeks, and agonizing over the decision over the last three nights, I've finally decided to get a brand-new Adamantium PowerBook G5. Yes, it's a bit of an expense, but I don't like the thought of possibly losing my programs and my data.

Barbara and I managed to get down to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the current stop of the Dalí world tour... only to find that we should've bought tickets in advance. We're planning to go back before the exhibit leaves in mid-May, but I discovered last night that our options are limited. Guess there are more fans of Avida Dollars than I'd thought.

I decided to get back into Stephen King's "Dark Tower" books, now that he's actually written them all. When I first picked up "The Gunslinger" thirteen years ago or so, only the first three books had been done... The story has gripped me all over again, and I'm almost done with the third book. I have to see how Roland's search ends. It's ka.

I'm thinking that I need to start eating better. Not that I'm getting fat, or feeling unwell, and I'm certainly not eating McDonald's every day... But it wouldn't be a bad idea to watch what I eat a little more closely. Got to cut back on the Freschetta pizzas, and skip Pizza Hut altogether (Domino's? Yuck!).

I need to start cooking again, too. I was doing a bit of experimentation around this time last year, when Gina was stopping by for dinner once a week; when our relationship went through a few ups and downs, I sorta lost interest. But I do like to cook, and I'll eat better if I do, so I'm going to have to start up again, and I'm sure I'll get my honey to taste some of my creations.

Oh, there's no such thing as an Adamantium PowerBook G5. April Fool's. I am getting a PowerBook G4, though... or am I? Later...
  - A (webmaster@andersensilva.com)


June 2006 - "Desperation," concerts, where's my music been?
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May 2006 - Nothing too exciting for Cinco de Mayo, fresh blood at Microwize, Apple v. Apple
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April 2006 - Late night at the office, a trip to DC
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March 2006 - Aimee Mann, fillin' up the iPod, science fiction, a trigger-happy veep?
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January 2006 - In the paper again, my own iPod, on my own
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December 2005 - Where is everybody?!? "Christmas Lonely"
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November 2005 - Arizona, the Palisades Center, alone again... naturally
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October 2005 - 35 and still alive, an Ovation and not a Tanglewood, anyone for tennis?
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September 2005 - The city of New Orleans, Rome, CBGB, let's joust!
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August 2005 - Microsoft Winblows, no Transit Village for you!, songs 'n guitars
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July 2005 - The Fourth, the Ozonic, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"
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June 2005 - Lunch with Gina, a penguin from her penguin, hongry for Nine Inch Nails, "Episode III" and "Hitchhiker's"
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May 2005 - My new PowerBook, HHGttG, the end of the Astronomy Tip of the Day
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April 2005 - The Children's Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Dark Tower, the Dell
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March 2005 - Snow, my sushi valentine, technical difficulties (please stand by)
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February 2005 - It's BSD, it's dynamite! the Dalai Lama, Zhao Ziyang, fruit with "Raymond"
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January 2005 - A frightening New Year's, spaghetti and meatballs (and Christmas gifts!) with Gina and Hannah, Samichlaus
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December 2004 - A fun evening with Gina and Hannah, test-taking, partaking of the library
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November 2004 - A lot can change in twelve months
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October 2004 - My birthday and my honey
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September 2004 - Anniversary, spreadin' the word about the CD, dumb E-mails and the women who send them
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August 2004 - Philadelphia freedom, the album is finished, where did my parents go?
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July 2004 - Together again!; playin' guitar in the park, promoting the album
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June 2004 - Mother's Day, Gina's day, preparing the CD... don't dream it's over. Please don't
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May 2004 - Gina being so far away from me, chicken cordon bleu, Macintosh consulting, the album
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April 2004 - No more Vitriol, lovin' and cookin' for my pretty baby, upgrading to a Treo 600, working on my music
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