It’s been so long, I’ve almost forgotten I have a blog. Summer semester’s over and all papers and projects have been turned in. Good semester, but a tough one; I feel like I’ve been away for a long time in an unpleasant place doing tedious things. Kind of like the opposite of a vacation, really.
We now officially have a crib. The in-laws are in town this week, and they offered to buy us one, so on a brutally hot Sunday afternoon we drove to Nebraska Furniture Mart and picked one out. It’s what my wife calls a ‘transformer’ – it’s a largish crib that converts to a transitional bed and then into a day bed, so we can keep on using it as the kiddo grows up. It’s quite beautiful to look at, however the directions were completely nonsensical and my father-in-law and I had to put it together by a series of educated guesses mixed with repeated looks at the picture on the box with brows furrowed. Now it stands the in the room that was previously our office, a very physical representative of what’s coming our way in early December. Yeah, the anxiety level kicked up a notch.
Also, it was my birfday a few weeks ago, which I suffered under the effects of a flu/virus/bacterial apocalypse. My wife got me a wireless router, which is a glorious thing; not only can I now surf the internet on the laptop while on the potty, but I’ve networked the TiVo box into it, so now I can download content from the net and watch it on my television. You have no idea how cool this is – it’s something like three bucks a movie if I want to watch something off our regular cable pay-per-view. I can now order a movie off Amazon.com for a similar price, with older movies running just under two bucks, and some weekly specials for as cheap as ninety-nine cents. Granted, the selection is limited, but the concept of media outlets competing for my attention on my television is freakishly cool. Plus I can get videos from the Onion or Rocketboom and about two dozen other sites for free.
Books and movie reviews forthcoming. I’ve got a bunch for you.