Thanksgiving weekend blogmit

posted by Jeff | Sunday, November 30, 2008, 9:00 PM | comments: 3

Time for a random brain dump!

Yesterday in the post-carpeting movement of stuff, we were left with some of my junk that I'd rather not put back into the upstairs closets. The "big closet" downstairs, which serves as a basement essentially since I've only got a crawl space, has a number of plastic tubs, so I figured I'd consolidate those that were upstairs into there.

With that came some discoveries, like some of my wedding photos, and a somewhat hilarious photo from shortly after Stephanie and I met. It was funny because of my hair, which Diana thought was kinda hot, making it all the more funny.

Also "found" was a big box of floppy disks. It was strange to find things like Norton Antivirus for Windows 95. I was hoping to find electronic versions of the stuff I wrote in college, but I don't think such things exist. Maybe on 5-1/4" floppies somewhere, and in some strange format. I have all the printed copies though, so I suppose I could OCR them. I'm not even sure why I'd like to have them.

I also found a huge cache of PC video games. Tomb Raider I through III, Myst and 11th Hour were among them. Also found were collections from the old Sierra Online classics, like Kings Quest, Space Quest and Leisure Suit Larry. I wonder if they'd even work on a modern PC, but it was neat to see them.

We saw Four Christmases yesterday. It was definitely entertaining, but probably forgettable. I like Reese Witherspoon with bangs. And yes, Kara's cat definitely has the same jaw line as her. What's with Vince Vaughn doing Christmas movies?

While at the mall, we ran into Jossie, one of my volleyball kids. She's a junior at OU now. I haven't seen her in a couple of years, aside from Facebook stalking. I really miss coaching.

We went to get Diana's engagement ring inspected today (they'll replace the stone if it falls out, provided you have it inspected every six months). Of course, it's insured anyway with supplemental insurance on my homeowners, but still.

While out there, we went over to Mustard Seed for lunch, but I'm really disappointed with their menu lately. They don't have a good chicken dish anymore. I used to love their burgers (organic beef was so much better). We ended up reverting to Macaroni Grill.

Mustard Seed did have a new flavor of Kettle Chips though... Spicy Thai. Holy crap are they good.

We're watching Elf on USA right now. Mostly because Zooey Deschanel is in it, and I dig her. She was cool in Hitchhiker's Guide too, and will be in that Jim Carey flick.

Home is... homey. Me, Diana and the cats, with soft carpet being squishy between our toes, the Christmas tree and a general warmth I haven't felt here in awhile. It's amazing what her touch does to the place!


Neuski, December 1, 2008, 2:22 AM #

I think I'm ready for the Vince Vaughn fad to be over with. He is a terrible actor.

Carrie, December 1, 2008, 4:27 AM #

The problem with Vince Vaughn to me is that he plays the exact same character in all of his movies.

Neuski, December 1, 2008, 5:22 AM #

Like I said. He is a terrible actor.

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