What has my interest this spring

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, April 8, 2003, 4:59 PM | comments: 0

Wow, I've had like four or five things I've wanted to write about, but it's generally while I'm in the shower or driving. So I guess it's time to ramble.

First off, volleyball. Kids got second place gold last weekend, though they really should've had first. Very frustrating. On the up side, there was much team bonding and I got some quality time with some of the kids. Steph was there as well, so overall it was kind of a nice change of pace.

Friday is the regional bid tournament. 24 teams, four go to nationals. Our chances? Hard to say. Given how up and down they've been, I'd give them about one chance in three, but maybe I'll finally get my Cinderella story.

Roller coaster season is almost upon us. I'm looking forward to finally riding Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point. Only three weeks to go. We've also got three, yes, three events planned this year for CoasterBuzz Club. Gotta love that!

I got a new Gameboy Advance SP a couple of weeks ago, and the fucking thing has me addicted to Zelda. I skipout at lunch every day to play it.

I sold my Canon D60 camera to replace it with the newer 10D. The major improvement is the ability to focus in low light, something the D60 really sucked at. I unloaded it for about $1300, so I don't lose too much in the process.

I'm feeling really good about my programming ability as of late, perhaps because I'm doing a bit of it at work. Perhaps now would be a good time to finish up some of my projects (like the content and ad serving apps). I'm also starting to think about how to build the next version of POP Forums (if I do it at all) and a journaling application.

Don't know if you've checked it out, but for a lot more perspective on this war, you should check out Al-Jazeera. I wouldn't say they're unbiased, but they're a far cry from the "news" that Fox reports (they wave a flag in the corner, refer to American forces as "us" and pretty much skip all of the stories about dead Iraqi soldiers and civilians). They give you a pretty good look from an Arab perspective, and maybe a little insight as to why half of the world hates us. Makes you wonder why after 9/11 we immediately retaliated but haven't since then stopped to consider what it is that the world hates about us.

More than anything, the thing I think about the most is spring. Damn this Ohio weather.


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