Friday, February 18, 2005

A post with substance

Ok, unlike my usual rantings, I'll try to make this one worth the time you spend here... and maybe for the times you've checked back only to find nothing has changed...

See... I could just stop right there, and that would be sufficient ... in my opinion anyway. Shelley got a bunch of pictures uploaded from Ryan's birthday party (and other various events... like tearing up the basement...) to the Latest Photos album

But WAIT, there's MORE! I got a brief hop on a UH-60 Blackhawk today, so I've got even MORE PICTURES ... In case you don't know what that is:

Get the idea?

I'll upload all the pictures to the Album after I get them organized, but there are some really good ones in there! Since they are such high resolution, I need to play around with the uploading process. Pixagogo automatically reduces the display size, so that it's not painful to view, but the upload (at a little over 3M per picture) is a slow and tedious process, especially if I uploaded everything I shot... let's just say it's a good thing this is digital. The cost of processing the pictures would have really added up by now...

Remember when I asked my mom to recount her recollection of the "Atari 2600 Xmas"? Here's what she had to say: version of the Atari 2600 Xmas, early 1980's. That was a LONG time ago. As my fuzzy memory recalls, although I don't believe it was the actual beginning of your geekdom, I believe it had a significant impact. As the song goes, "all I want for Xmas" was the Atari 2600, and that particular game. Well, of course, he got them both, being the spoiled rotten brat he was, but I only wrapped the game and presented that. Then told him I just thought maybe he could play it on one of his friend's Atari. The look on his face was akin to having told him his dog died (I had seen that face before actually), so I quickly told him that "or, you could play it on the Atari that's hidden behind the TV stand." THAT was the look I wanted for Christmas. The hugs and kisses were worth his official launch into geekdom. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

... damn ... that's pretty much exactly how I remembered it too. I was hoping for a bit more detail that I had either forgotten or was never aware of... guess not. But can you imagine the cruelty of teasing your child like that? I can't wait until MY son REALLY wants something... then I can enjoy the "dead dog" look as well! Who knew parenting could be so FUN?


So have I atoned for my extended absences yet? What? You want MORE? Ok... here's a few more tidbits:

That should be enough to hold you over until I get all of them uploaded...


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