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2002.12.31

Wait for it....

2002.12.29

So... just what should we do for New Year’s Eve? Any ideas?

2002.12.27

Hearing again about the distraction of using a cellphone while driving makes me think. Instead of trying to stop people from using cellphones while driving (which they’re going to do anyways), they should be teaching people how to properly use cellphones while driving. Like using a hands-free headset, telling the person on the other end to hold while you change lanes or perform other complicated driving maneuvers, and learning to operate your phone’s buttons and menu without having to looking at it. These things should be taught and required of driving instruction as much as parallel parking and using your turn signal. Education is always preferable to a problem rather than trying to make the problem not exist.

2002.12.26

After Christmas comes the playing with of the toys. Too bad we’re not still kids and have the days after Christmas off in order to play with said toys.

2002.12.25

Merry Christmas!

2002.12.22

This is what you do:

  1. Visit Walt Disney World during the winter holidays.
  2. Make sure you buy a ticket so that you can visit more than one park in one day.
  3. Go to Disney-MGM Studios to see The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights.
  4. While you’re there, walk through the New York section, and pick up a pair of the special glasses they pass out to look at the lights.
  5. When you’re done at Disney-MGM Studios, drive over to Epcot to watch Illuminations.
  6. During the fireworks of Illuminations, put back on the special glasses you got from Disney-MGM Studios.
  7. Enjoy the enhanced Illuminations.

The secret? The special glasses are simply two plastic lenses of diffraction grating. However, this diffraction grating makes it look like two angels (with horns) surround every point light source. What do I mean by “point light source”? Fluorescent lighting is not a point light source, the lights on a Christmas tree are. And do you know how many point light sources are in fireworks?

2002.12.20

It’s Disney time!

2002.12.19

I hate it when my mind tries to trick me into sleeping in late by giving me a dream that I’m already awake and taking a shower.

2002.12.17

No, I’m not dead. Just stuck in exam limbo.

2002.12.13

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me

Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain’t coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can’t take the sky from me

There’s no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
You can’t take the sky from me

- “Ballad of Serenity”
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2002.12.12

Spam e-mail selling software to block pop-up ads? Pop-up ads selling software to block spam e-mail? And I bet you both software is from the same company.

2002.12.11

I need a window sticker on my car that reads "No Soliciting." But what’s the point? Even then I’m sure that people will still put their stupid flyers on my new car.

2002.12.08

The tree is up. It’s now Christmas-time at the Kaczmarek’s.

2002.12.07

May the force of others be with us.

2002.12.06

I feel like I’m back in elementary school, my “R”s are becoming “W”s. I have got to get rid of this stuffy nose.

2002.12.05

It doesn’t quite feel like Christmas until you set up your Christmas tree. Unfortunately, we’re both too busy with homework from the classes we’re taking to find the time to set up our Christmas tree.

2002.12.03

From the “You’ve Got To Be Shitting Me” department: First, it was a good Kevin Bacon movie. Then it was an OK sequel, followed by a third movie that I still haven’t seen. Now there’s going to be a Tremors: The Series?

2002.12.02

And the Christmas shopping has begun!

2002.12.01

I do wish that I had something to say, as much as I wish that this cold was completely gone with.