March 2004 Archives

March 1, 2004
Instant relatives!

On Sunday, since the weather was so incredibly nice, Sarah and I went driving. Our destination was Gambrill State Park, which was mentioned on Ryan's page a while back. We were basically looking for somewhere with a relatively easy hike but some nice scenery, since we're both rather out of shape. The trails were muddy and had a surprising amount of snow and ice on them. But it was still fun to get outdoors and enjoy the lovely day. Pictures will be coming eventually.

Along the way, we stopped in at a little antique place on 15. Upstairs in a little basket was a group of photos with the sign "Instant Relatives!" 25 cents a photo". The price had been $1 a photo, so this was a pretty good markdown. Anyhow... I don't know why I like this stuff, but I get a kick out of finding old photos, letters, and postcards. With letters and postcards, the subject matter isn't always as important. It's just interesting to see different colloquialisms and things like that.

I bought about 12 pictures, all from the 30's and 40's. A lot of them were focused on one particular family and I got three pictures containing three generations of Thomas F. Gibsons. The pictures are great, though I wish you could see more of the background in some of them. One of the ones from the 30s has an old car in it, but you can't see too much of it. Still... it's a really cool and fairly cheap thing to collect. I don't tend to go out of my way to find this stuff, but if I see it, I usually get some. I can imagine this becoming a rabid hobby if I allowed it to get out of control.

Posted on March 1, 2004 12:10 PM | | Comments (0)

March 30, 2004
A summing up

So. Yeah. Haven't posted in quite a while. I guess my life hasn't been especially interesting. Not that it usually is, but most of the time I can come up with SOMEthing. I guess I just haven't felt like it. Ah well. So... here's what's been going on.

I have some pictures to post eventually. I'll get to it, I promise.

My CD-RW drive died last week. Or maybe some time before that. But when I tried to use it, it just kept clicking loudly at me. No amount of cleaning would fix it. I decided to just replace it and maybe look at fixing it later, if it's possible. So I ordered a Lite-On 451S DVD writer from Newegg and it's been great. One of the quietest drives I've ever had and it's done great at writing both CD-Rs and DVD-Rs. No coasters yet!

The Freaks and Geeks super ultra amazing DVD set showed up today. It's very cool and I look forward to going through the yearbook and watching the episodes. I totally missed out on the show when it was on, so this'll be a treat.

Might be hitting the Sakura Matsuri this weekend if the weather's O.K. We'll see. I've never managed to make it there either because of other stuff going on or rain. So we'll see if my bad luck holds out.

I'm on my second week of spring break. It's been nice having a vacation. Didn't really DO anything with it, but that's O.K. It feels nice to just have some time off.

Ah well. I think that's about it. See? Very little going on.

Posted on March 30, 2004 9:39 PM | | Comments (0)