Archive for April, 2007

Considering another OS switch

When I wen from Windows to Linux.  I though it was the end all to be all.  The better part of tonight I have been reading about another OS, similar to Linux, but is supposed to be faster and more reliable.  I’ve even considered going back to Windows XP.  Why?

With Windows XP, there are a lot of applications that are free.  I really enjoy the way that XP installs apps.
All you do is download the file, double click, and away you go. Windows does it all.  On the flip side,
I have spent 3 days trying to get Flash up and running.  It shouldn’t be that hard!

I may have the same problem with the other OS I’m thinking about “FreeBSD”.  Who knows.
Do you have any experience with this OS?  Please post!


A Quick LOST Theory

I have a theory about a portion of the mystery. namely the echoes.  If the others are traveling and using  the tunnels, wouldn’t it make sense that the echoes are coming from there?  We already know that they have hidden stashes and know how to make underground hiding places.  The echoes sounds like it could come from a concrete enclosure.  Anyway, that’s my theory.

Julie Andrews at 69. Very funny!

I typically like stories or songs that deal with what used to be or what is in a humorous style.  Julie Andrews, one of my favorite actresses has come through one more time.  I’m not sure where this originated, but received this in my email and thought I would pass it on to others:

Julie Andrews turns 69 –

To commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan ‘s Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.  One of the musical numbers she performed was “My Favorite Things” from “Sound Of  Music.”  Here are the lyrics she used:

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak,
When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel  so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no need for sinnin’,
(slightly edited for  content)
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin’,
And we won’t mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints  ache,
When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great  life I’ve had,
And then I don’t feel so  bad.


(Ms. Andrews  received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over  four minutes and  repeated encores.)

Awesome Pizza Parlor

The family and I went out to dinner yesterday.  We went to for pizza at “New Yorker Pizzaria” in Pickerington, OH.  I can not rave enough about this place!

This was the 2nd time we’ve been there.  Both times service and food were top notch.  We had the meat lover’s pizza and an italian hoagie and drink.  The kids had individual slices with cookies and drink. Portion sizes were tremendous. A very good value.  After we ate the kids went and watched the cooks make the pizzas.  They saw them tossing the dough, putting on the toppings and put the pizzas in the oven.

While we were there, we watched OSU beat Georgetown University making it into the final two.  This was the first time since 1962 that the Bucks made it that far.  Go Bucks!  The strange thing, though, is we were the only patrons in the place and it had a large screen tv, and two smaller tvs in the corners.  We figured the place would be jammed pack.  Good for us.

Finally we had dessert.  Carrie had spumoni ice cream and I had the chocolate volcano cake.  Yeah, yeah.  I know what you’re thinking. I’m diabetic, why would I eat that.  I can only answer, because it looked and tasted so good!

If you are ever in the area, and hungry, I highly recommend this place.