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Last night was a total downer. While I was upstairs eating dinner with Dad and my brother, I asked Pop if he’d bought any extra heads for the Sonicare toothbrush. (Y’see, they bought it for my brother when a recent dentist visit revealed he needed more than 12,000 bucks in dental work, both to take care of new damage and repair poorly-repaired cavities at our previous dentist.) He loudly proclaimed no one else could use it, which sent both my father’s and my eyebrows up. “Did you pay for it?” I asked. He didn’t answer. Dad confirmed that no, he hadn’t paid for it. (He works for the community college I attend, in the graphic design department. But he also has a girlfriend, so he never has any money, except apparently to buy soda with which to ruin his teeth further.)
So he changes tactics and claims I need to clean up a huge blob of toothpaste on the sink. Apparently a tube had been hidden beneath a towel, and someone leaned on it, squeezing out nearly the whole tube, unnoticed.) I use the bathroom downstairs for everything but showering, and I knew I hadn’t leaned against/on the sink…I was innocent. He got indignant, I went and looked, and returned still proclaiming innocence. While we argued, Dad tried to get me to just clean it up. When I refused, *he* broke into a tirade about us both being selfish and lazy. How he was dismayed he and Mom had managed to raise us to be such awful people. “Well, like you said, it’s your fault.” I said when he’d stopped, and retreated to my room.
Started reading the first Spellsinger book yesterday, and thus far I approve. It’s similar enough to Discworld to bother me somewhat, but that’s just a superficial impression. I haven’t read Alan’s work for awhile, so it’ll take me some time to adjust. (For those who aren’t familiar with the series, a world populated with anthro animals as well as humans is threatened by some nasty people using technology from our world. A wizard transports an ‘engineer’ from our world to help them understand this threat, but unfortunately the young man they got was a student, and a ‘sanitation engineer’. (Apparently though, he can cast spells in this new world by playing his electric guitar. At least, I think that’s what Alan said at one of his panels.) I look forward to seeing that first manifest. :K)
This weekend I’ll start uploading video clips for you all to snatch.
2:14 update: OOooh! http://www.computer-furniture.com/cartwear2.htm Those are some nifty looking desks…
And most of you have probably heard about these, but check out the latest Modders wet dream: RAM modules with marquee displays. http://www.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20050112/index.html Generally only useful if you have a window in your case, but DAMN I want those. Yum!