If I should seek immunity, and love you with impunity,
Then the only thing to do is for me to pledge myself to you.
But they only dealt one card, so for me it is not hard;
You're the bright star in my chart, you go straight to my heart.
It's May Day morning, and I'm writing this on the 319 bus to Toms River, on my way to visiting my parents. It's nice to have a laptop with a battery that can hold a charge... I'm starting to wonder if that was part of why the iBook started acting wonky lately; its battery doesn't seem to have any juice left at all. I guess it'd be worth buying one more and seeing if that helps. Right now, I've got Yellow Dog Linux and Macintosh OS 9 on Dana, the iBook, and I don't think I'm going to bother putting OS X on it, even when my copy of Tiger (OS X 10.4) arrives within the next week or two.
I will install Tiger on Trinity, my new PowerBook, with which I'm very pleased. It's very speedy, very portable, and ultra-cool. I've put tons of software on the hard drive, from open source stuff like the GIMP, OpenOffice.org, and Audacity to professional audio software like Deck and Peak to games like Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness... and Infocom's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Well, it's running on a Commodore 64 emulator, but hey, it's the original game, the way I remember it, and how cool is that? I do have a Commodore 128 and can play it on that, too, but this is better.
Speaking of HHGttG, I haven't seen the movie yet, but I hope to do so soon. The way movies depart the big screen these days, it's going to have to be soon, 'cos somehow I don't see this one sticking around too very long... I've heard good and bad things about it, but mostly good. I'm not such a fanatic that I'll take offense at the changes that have been made to the characters or the story. For cryin' out loud, there are differences between the books, the radio series, the television series, and the game; why is it such a surprise that the movie introduces a few of its own?
I started reading "The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah" last night. It's all I can do to pace myself, because once I pick one of these books up, it's incredibly difficult to put it down again. The last book is not in paperback yet, so I probably won't buy it now, but I hope the Lyndhurst Library has the hardcover, because there's no way I can finish "Song of Susannah" and then wait a few months to see how the story ends!
The Astronomy Tip of the Day is nearing its life expectancy, as Gina's astronomy class is drawing to a close. Heh-heh... I helped her with a few assignments this past month, and had to reach far back into my brain as I ran through a few algebraic equations and struggled with some physics. It was a pleasant experience, though, and Jon and I got some more chuckles from the DOS programs that needed to be run for some of the questions. Even the Commodore 128 had better graphics...
Gina and I didn't get a chance to do sushi in April, and we missed an opportunity to get together for lunch last Friday; I was on-site at a doctor's office just a few blocks away from her school, but the job ran longer than I'd anticipated, and I couldn't ask her to hang around the campus for an hour and a half while I finished up. We did see each other a few times, and now that the weather's getting nice again, I picked up some of that scrumptious Karamel Sutra ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, which we broke into. Yum... And I'm definitely taking her out this week for sushi to celebrate her birthday, and the semester coming to an end. :)
My honey noticed my right eye when she was over last week; it had been irritated and really bothered me last Monday, but after that I'd rather forgotten about it. Gina saw right away that it didn't look right, though, and lent me her drops and told me to put a chamomile tea bag on it. It's all better now...
OK, I wrote most of this yesterday morning, but somehow I didn't finish until
this morning. Oh, well. I still have to post those new
songs, too. Sometime this week, I reckon. Anyway, I'm off to Manhattan in less than an hour, on another
job... Keep an eye out for those May flowers!
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