I realize I haven’t posted in a while. Really, it’s because I really haven’t had much to talk about on this front. Things have been more or less the same old same old, so there hasn’t been much to post about. Still, it’s been more or less an interesting week for me… not always in a good way, though.
This past weekend, for example, would have been rather uneventful except for one slight problem: the hard drive in Mom’s laptop decided to die on her. Fortunately there was very little actual data loss outside of programs and bookmarks; her documents and mail were actually stored on the server. It was also fortunate that getting access to the actual hard drive in the laptop was pretty simple. We ordered a new drive from Newegg, and once it came in, I got to work reinstalling from the restore CDs and downloading the essentials for her laptop. The only questionable part was MS Office; all she had were Word 97 and Excel 97. She wanted something more up to date, but didn’t want to actually PAY for MS Office. I went ahead and downloaded OpenOffice.org for her, and if she doesn’t like I’ll switch her to something else a bit later down the road. Otherwise, her machine is pretty much up and running now.
I also got put on the spot, so to speak, on Wednesday evening. I needed to deliver a laptop to one of my coworkers who was in town from Houma. She and another coworker told me they were eating at the Cheesecake Factory for dinner and that I was welcome to join them so that I could drop off the laptop. So, I joined them and ended up talking shop for a while. For a change, I had the seared tuna tataki salad, which was damn good. Tiff and Tashia got salads as well, and were understandably shocked by the size of them. A woman at the table next to us asked Tiff what her salad was, and she replied, “The luau salad. Want half of it?” At the end of the meal, when the waitress asked us if we wanted to see the dessert menu, I said I was going to have the low carb cheesecake. Tiff piped up with, “It’s his birthday. He can have whatever he wants.” In retrospect I should have seen it coming, but a few minutes later the waitress came back with another one, and had my cheesecake slice… with a candle on it. They, Tiff, and Tashia then proceeded to sing “Happy Birthday” to me. I swear I’ll get Tiff for that one…
As for this weekend, well… in a couple of hours I’ll be going out to meet Dave and Louie for lunch, gaming, dinner, drinks, and the usual types of fun. As for tomorrow, I’ve got work stuff to do during the day, and then during the evening Mom and Dad are taking me to PF Chang’s for my birthday dinner. I hadn’t planned on doing anything yesterday, but late last night Sean and Jinny invited me out for coffee, and I joined them over at Denny’s. (In retrospect, I should have stuck with the coffee. The food’s not agreeing too much with my stomach.)
Ah, well… it should be a good weekend, all told. :-)