December 2000 Archives

I had a rough night. I dreamt something terrible, but I don't remember what. When I awoke finally in the morning, I turned on my radio to weather band and found out 3.2 inches (8.1 cm) of snow had fallen. Not exactly a lot. Compared to the foot (30 cm) or so New York City got. But it's enough to keep me busy shoveling it.

Yesterday our "Box" TV station was replaced with "MTV2." I must say I'm impressed. Hey, I just saw "Warning" by Green Day. That's pretty cool. Strange mix. Right after "Warning" they are playing a Beetles song. That's so much better than "The Box," which only played new stuff. All day. And then people would only buy the same two or three videos! The only problem is that my Time Warner Cable only left "The Box" on until 9 p.m., after which they'd put some pay-per-view channel on. I hope they don't do this with "MTV2". I will have to check that tonight.

My New Year's party consists of my family and our neighbors this year. It's not so bad. I like stuff like that. I mean I don't mind being in the "War Zone" in Vienna, Austria where everybody's shooting rockets and you're always prepared to get hit. That's where I celebrated the special night the past three years. It's nice to have a calmer celebration as well.

Well, I'll get going, shoveling now. I'll take a picture or two to show you how it looks here. Until then, have a wonderful day!

Cheap Tape, More Snow

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Ahhh, it's now 11:15 in the evening... I spent the last two hours making a video from my digital pictures. I hook the camera up to the VCR and record the pictures on a tape. In two hours I made around 22 minutes. I bought a really cheap tape at one of those Woolworth type stores. For $1 I got a tape with 40 minutes SP and two hours EP. I'm recording in SP, so I still have to fill another 18 minutes or so. Great. I am so incredibly tired right now, it's amazing. I'm like typing asleep.

It has kept snowing through now. It seems that most of this storm moved away to the northeast, but the end is twirling around above us. Great, well, it'll keep me busy tomorrow. It'll take me half-an-hour or so to shovel it away. I really look forward to it!

At this point I'll tell you another interesting story. If you view my pictures, you'll see I hang out in my basement. It's all nice and big and stuff, but it is hard to heat. It is generally around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (around 16 degrees Celsius) down here. So I had to install two electric heaters and a infrar