Annoying Ebay guy

Today I got a private message from someone on Ebay named Bingo1996, who I sold something to about a month ago. Since that transaction, this person has sent me 4 similar messages. They were…

May 6th: Hi, Just wondered if you return feedback, Thanks

May 12th: Hi, interested in other pins but would like feedback from last purchase first so I know you appreciate my business, Thanks

May 17th: Saying thank you to your customers with positive feedback is a nice thank you for their business. Thanks, I left a very nice one for you.

May 26th: Hey, How about some nice feedback, like I left you, Thanks

So after today’s message, I finally decide to leave feedback so he/she will leave me alone. I leave positive feedback that says, “Buyer has been bugging the hell out of me to leave feedback. I hope you die.”

About an hour later, I get this message back:

That feedback comment is very uncalled for & I hope you die as well, what an asshole!!!!! Don’t look for anymore business from myself or anyone I know. Boy you picked the right user name, but leave off the phone part and just call yourself LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some people you just can’t please, no matter what you do. Tonight I noticed that Bingo left a followup to the positive feedback he/she left me last month. It says:


I left a reply to that which says, “We hooked up, made love, and I dumped her. Not my fault the sex was horrible.”

Today the kids and I went to see Over The Hedge and X-men 3. Both excellent movies. Over The Hedge restored my faith in kids movies. All the kids stuff has been so sucky this year. That was a great movie, though. X-Men was great too and Jammie rules for making me watch 1 & 2 last weekend.

The Twisted Pickle

Last night I didn’t have much to do so I started searching around for some new podcasts to listen to and I happened upon a show called The Twisted Pickle. Now, I’ve been a podcast addict pretty much since the beginning of January and I’ve found a lot of really good and entertaining shows. And I don’t know exactly what it is about this show that I like so much, but I’m completely hooked on it. I listened to 3 episodes last night before going to bed. Then this morning I woke up and immediately started listening to more of them. I just added the show lengths together and I’m on my 8th hour of listening to this show and I’m not even close to being tired of it. It’s just really really good stuff.

It’s done by a guy named Corby in Nebraska and I can’t say there’s really anything particularly special about the show. He doesn’t do skits or pranks or play lots of music. He just talks about his average, ordinary life and it’s so…enlightening. Inspiring, maybe? I guess it’s just his delivery or something. He’s a good story teller and can make the most boring and mundane things interesting.

There is one very interesting twist to his show – his wife has no idea that he does a show. He’s been doing this podcast for over a year now and is up to 72 episodes. He’s got a domain name for it, a Frappr map, a Myspace and hundreds of listeners. He even went to the podcast expo. And his wife has no clue at all. Apparently his addiction to Everquest several years ago almost ended their marriage and he was afraid, when he first started the podcast, that she would disapprove of him getting involved with a new computer hobby. Which I suppose I can completely understand. He says he’s been trying to tell her for awhile now, but he just can’t do it.

So he continues to do this amazing show whenever she’s away. He’ll even record bits while she’s outside or in the shower or whatever. Even his 2-year-old daughter participates in the shows. It just seems insane, keeping something like this from your wife for over a year. It’s like he’s a celebrity and his wife has no idea. I sent him an email earlier today, telling him how great he was, and I suggested several ways to confess to her. My suggestions included sitting her down at the computer and doing a show with her where he confessed everything. Or writing the city newspaper with the story. Or going on Springer.

So I’ve rambled on for 4 paragraphs now about how great of a show it is. So it must be good, right? Go listen to it. His website is If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, this is a great one to get started on.

About me…I have no kids this weekend. I won’t see them until Tuesday and this means that I’m incredibly bored. Although listening to The Twisted Pickle sure has entertained me a lot today. I biked to downtown today for lunch and then wandered around town, looking at various antique shops. I noticed a new store (I think it’s new) called Every Witch Way. They have tarot card readings there and all kinds of crazy witchy things. So Jammie, I finally found a place to get our fortunes read! Since every attempt we’ve made at that in New York has failed somehow.

Oh yeah, that sandwich place rules. It’s $1.00 cheaper than Subway (for what I normally get) and they have better seating and newspapers to read. So I’ve gone there almost every day this week, lounging around and reading the paper. Oh yeah, and they have Fritos! Neither of the Subways in Albany has Fritos. How the fuck can you eat lunch without any Fritos?? So this place is great just for their Fritos.

Stopped by the mall today and ended up buying a Flash MX book. I kind of thought learning Flash would be relatively easy, being all graphical and point and clicky. But it’s really not. So I bought a book, mostly for reference. Before buying the book I wrote down the name and author and went next door to Radio Shack used their speedy 56k internet connection to check Amazon to make sure it was a recommended book. I think that’s about the 3rd time I’ve visited this Radio Shack just to quickly use their internet connection and then leave. I could have saved about $5.00 by buying it on Amazon, but I’m a sucker for instant gratification.

Also went in Target to buy a few groceries. And to look for some Pez to stealthily put back into Emily’s room since I stole a couple packs from her. I couldn’t help it, they were there and looked delicious. In fact, it’s Emily’s fault because she left some clothes in the living room which I had to return to her room. I wouldn’t have seen the Pez if it hadn’t been for that. Target didn’t have any Pez, though. Maybe I’ll try Fred Meyer tomorrow.

Also this morning I worked on some promos for PLA Radio. They’re here:

PLA Radio Promos

With the Woodrow promo, I originally tried to call Orvil from Episode #6 but he wouldn’t play along. His wife is now screening his calls very well. I finally did get him on the phone but he hung up very quickly when he didn’t understand what I was talking about. In Episode #6, he told his wife that he thought I was with some “French radio outfit” or something like that. Maybe Orvil had an altercation with the French radio outfit after I called him for episode #6.

I also tried Mildred Monday and she was equally uncooperative. But I did speak with Mildred and I was happy to hear that she was still alive! I don’t think I’d spoken with Mildred since the 1990’s. We’d always reach her son or get a busy signal or it would just ring forever. I was sure she was dead. My original contact with her was in 1993 so it seems like she’d have plenty of time to die between then and now. She sounded just as healthy and snappy as I remember her.

Tomorrow I expect to be uneventful too. I was thinking of going to the movies all day. One theater has four movies in it that I would sort of consider seeing. The Benchwarmers, Mission Impossible 3, Scary Movie 4 and RV. None of them are worth the $7.00 alone, but if I were to sneak into all of them throughout the day I’m only paying $1.75 per movie so that’s a pretty good deal. It’s also supposed to be a little cold and rainy tomorrow so I could wear my coat and sneak in plenty of food and drinks for the day. On the other hand, I could live without ever seeing any of those movies. They all look pretty horrible.

It’s been a really crappy year for movies so far this year. Nothing really great has come out at all. Even the kids movies, which I normally enjoy, have sucked. I don’t even know what’s scheduled for this summer. Superman might be good. But I’m doubting it.

Here’s an FYI…you’re all gonna die…

Payton woke me up at 6:50AM today. Dammit. Why? “Dad, can I play San Andreas?” OF COURSE YOU CAN, LEAVE ME ALONE UNTIL AT LEAST 8:00! I made that very clear tonight at bedtime. I’ve been tired all day, even though I fell asleep at one point this morning and had a nap. Today was no school. Payton played PS2 for 3 or so hours straight while Emily slept all morning. Ran some errands, visited the post office, paid the rent, went to the park, had a picnic, played frisbee, went to volleyball practice, Target for groceries…and that’s it.

Not much happening with life lately. That’s why I don’t update the journal too often anymore. The biggest news is that the nearly 6 months of nonstop rain has finally stopped. It’s been really nice out for the past week and there hasn’t been any rain. Today was in the mid 70’s.

In PLA news: I’ve been working on a new podcast project for the past week or so and I should have a new PLA Radio out maybe this week or next. I’ve also done quite a bit of work on the site lately – mostly on the forums.

Somehow I mentioned to Payton the other day, just in passing, something about the Terminator. He seemed interested so I told him all about the storyline of the Terminator movies, how the T-1000 was liquid metal and the time traveling and all that. So finally I just end up downloading it and we all sit down and watch it. I don’t think I’ve seen the kids enjoy a non-kid movie like that in quite some time now. He talked about it a lot today. Once I get my DVDs out of storage, I’ll have to show them the cool deleted scenes. It’s always nice when they’re so into something that I’ve always enjoyed myself.

Christmas tree

Dec. 3rd, 2005|10:51 pm: Went an saw Yours, Mine and Ours today. Not too bad of a movie, I suppose. Completely unoriginal, of course. Stopped by Fred Meyer to get an outdoor trashcan – my trash has been piling up outside for a couple of weeks now. Nothing too interesting has been happening this week. We set up the Christmas tree, put some lights on it and some cheap decorations. I let the kids each pick out an ornament like they do every year. Then I bought a box of cheap ornaments for the rest of the tree. Also got a couch this week!

A Few November Entries

Nov. 22nd, 2005|09:40 am: I was bored all day so I ended up picking up the kids from their after-school thing about 30 minutes earlier than normal. Speaking of that place, it’s pure madness there. A thousand wild kids running all over the place with only a handful of high school aged kids keeping an eye on them all and a few random adults scattered around. They were doing some kind of Thanksgiving feast and the kids really wanted to stay for that, but we had to wait for it to start so we sat down at a table and played dominoes for 30 minutes. Then went to the gym for the feast – turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, milk, pumpkin pie and a few other random things I couldn’t identify. So even if I’m going to be completely bored this Thanksgiving, at least I got a small thanksgiving feast!

Came home, did homework, ate, played video games/Legos. I think the thing I’ve missed most about having my kids for the past year and a half is not being able to do homework with them. Even though I had them on all the holidays, I never got to do any homework with them during all that time. It’s even more fun now than it used to be since Emily’s homework is getting more advanced. I’m going to be screwed once they get into high school and start surpassing my own knowledge.

I built a really cool Lego windmill. It towers about 4 times as high as the rest of the buildings in their Lego town and it spins on it’s own, powered by battery. I built an identical tower next to it with a shaft between the two which spins a bunch of random gears on the front of the 2nd tower while the windmill is running. I asked Payton if it was an okay Windmill. He responded, “Are you KIDDING?? This is the best windmill I’ve ever SEEN!”

Nov. 22nd, 2005|01:59 pm: I’m in a parade picture! I was scrolling through all of these pics, looking for the kids and I end up finding myself, walking alongside the float as I talk to Payton…

Hopefully zoomshare allows hotlinking, but probably not.

I got DSL yesterday and it rocks. 7mbps – my cable in Illinois was a mere 3mbps. Not that it really matters. I think once I hit 256kbps or so, I stop noticing much difference. But at least now I’m more likely to be able to talk on my Vonage line and download stuff from Bittorrent at the same time. It sure beats the approximate 20kbps I’ve been getting through my cell phone connection for the past 3 weeks.

I also moved everything from my laptop to the desktop computer, which is much faster. All this speed is crazy! It’s so nice to have my Launchcast back, especially since I don’t have a radio in the house, except for my clock radio.

Nov. 24th, 2005|09:31 am:

Convenience store girl: Looks like you’re getting a little pre-Thanksgiving snack!
Me: Actually this is the entire Thanksgiving feast here!
Convenience store girl: ….. Oh.

Thanksgiving feast

So far the appetizer (Nutter Butters and milk) is delicious!

Nov. 26th, 2005|08:29 pm: Went to see Harry Potter 4 this morning. The kids had already seen it but I hadn’t. Definitely the best one so far. Before the movie we went to Goodwill and got some kitchen stuff – a toaster, bowls, a lamp, some glasses, etc. I still need pots but they didn’t have any that I wanted. This afternoon we went to downtown Albany for a Christmas parade but since the Albany Visitors Association doesn’t bother updating the times in the brochures that you get from the visitors center, we missed it by 2 hours. But we got there in time for the Christmas tree lighting.

Lit candles, sang Christmas carols, lit the tree, walked around the mall for awhile, visited an art show, stopped by the Book Bin to pet the cats, went to a magic store, came home and played tons of Ratchet & Clank. We’ve all become addicted to that game again.

Before the Christmas tree lighting And it’s lit Weird electrical box sculptures Cat & kids

In other news, my new camera phone sure seems to take really great pictures. Oh yeah, I finally finished that Mark Twain bio that I started over a month ago. And I started on War of the Worlds. Pretty amazing book, considering it was written in the late 1800’s.

Nov. 26th, 2005|09:02 pm:

Two things I seem to see a lot of in Albany so far, aside from rain and fog – dogs in the back of trucks and rampant CB use. There’s actually a place called “CB World” here. And so far I’ve seen two different trucks that have stickers in their back windows, displaying which CB channel they hang out on. To still be a CB enthusiast just seems…weird to me. Not that I have any room to talk about being weird. But the last time I saw a truck or car advertising the driver’s CB channel was in 1996 – when I lived in Albany.

And I think having your dog in the back of your truck is usually illegal, isn’t it? It must not be around here because I see a lot of it. In the picture above, it was freezing out and the dog was pacing the truck, it’d lay down for a second, then get up again and pace some more. I think it was just too cold to lay down. Poor guy.

April Entries

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005: This evening we took the kids to the park for awhile and then to see Meet The Fockers at the theater. Also stopped by Arby’s for supper.

Sunday, April 10th, 2005: Woke up around 8 or 9 in my cheap crappy motel. Started driving and got into Alton at 11:15am. Visited Shirley & Richard for awhile, went to Walgreens to get my pictures developed, to Alton Square, visited my parents. Jodi came over to visit.

Sunday, April 17th, 2005: Tami (from the bank, not my regular friend Tami. Damn, this is going to be confusing for journal writing. I’ll have to dump one of them or insist that they change their name…) called me at 9:30am and we talked for awhile. She ended up going with me to Edwardsville to pick up a birthday present for Emily. Got Metal Arms for Xbox for Emily’s birthday. Went to Tami’s house and watched Catch Me if you Can.

Friday, April 29th, 2005: Today Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was released. I was going to go alone at the 1pm show but Caerie IMed me and I ended up meeting her at the theater. Was a great movie. Went home and worked the rest of the day.

Saturday, April 30th, 2005: Got up at 6:30am and drove to Troy. Doing a fundraiser all day for the band, selling buttons. Stayed there until about 5pm.

April Entries

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005: This evening we took the kids to the park for awhile and then to see Meet The Fockers at the theater. Also stopped by Arby’s for supper.

Sunday, April 10th, 2005: Woke up around 8 or 9 in my cheap crappy motel. Started driving and got into Alton at 11:15am. Visited Shirley & Richard for awhile, went to Walgreens to get my pictures developed, to Alton Square, visited my parents. Jodi came over to visit.

Sunday, April 17th, 2005: Tami (from the bank, not my regular friend Tami. Damn, this is going to be confusing for journal writing. I’ll have to dump one of them or insist that they change their name…) called me at 9:30am and we talked for awhile. She ended up going with me to Edwardsville to pick up a birthday present for Emily. Got Metal Arms for Xbox for Emily’s birthday. Went to Tami’s house and watched Catch Me if you Can.

Friday, April 29th, 2005: Today Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was released. I was going to go alone at the 1pm show but Caerie IMed me and I ended up meeting her at the theater. Was a great movie. Went home and worked the rest of the day.

Saturday, April 30th, 2005: Got up at 6:30am and drove to Troy. Doing a fundraiser all day for the band, selling buttons. Stayed there until about 5pm.

June and July 2004

Tuesday, June 22th, 2004: Took the kids to see Harry Potter #3 which was pretty good. Much better than #2 which I didn’t expect since I didn’t really like book #3. I guess they weeded out all the boring stuff from that book. There’s something that I’ve kind of noticed ever since I read book #5…being a wizard or witch is completely pointless. You’re not allowed to do magic in the muggle world, your life is always in danger, grownups argue and fight like kindergarteners. In book #5 Harry had to choose a career path and all of his choices revolved around various magic things. There’s all these professions that involve regulating magic. It seems like, overall, magic is just a huge burden. I think Hagrid said in the first book or movie, “We can’t tell muggles about magic or they’ll be wanting to use it to solve the world’s problems.” What a bunch of selfish bastards. Lots of magic spells also screw up electronics which I think was explained in book #4. Or maybe it was just wireless transmissions. It seems like they just spend their entire lives learning magic so that they can work at magic-related jobs and defend themselves from people that are using magic to kill them. Do they even teach regular subjects and skills in their schools?? I’m not saying I don’t love the HP series, I just think that if it were real it’d be very pointless.

Saturday, June 26th, 2004: We went to the races tonight to see Casey and Ryan race. Guess we spent about 3 hours there. It got cold and I forgot to bring jackets. What’s up with the weather this year? I’ve only turned on the air conditioner a couple of times this month. It’s not supposed to be in the 60’s and 70’s in June. I want to go swimming. We did a bunch of other random things this week that I can’t remember. It’s been a really busy week but I can’t remember what happened. We saw the Garfield movie at some point which was better than I expected. Went to Casey’s birthday party at Pizza Hut, a baseball game. Hmmmm. I need to find time to write in this thing more often.

Wednesday, June 30th, 2004: Had Kristine’s kids all day. Took everyone to see Spiderman 2 which opened today. Great movie. So great that I went and saw it again 4 hours later! Me and Tricia decided to go out and saw Spiderman 2 again. Only this time we drove to Edwardsville and saw it in a theater with a bigger screen and much better sound.

Saturday, July 3rd, 2004: Did stuff all day. Lots of stuff. At dawn we drove to the Alton police station and watched the fireworks. We were kind of far away from them this year, but it was still good.

Sunday, July 4th, 2004: Did more stuff all day. Lots of stuff. At dawn we set off a bunch of fireworks. Didn’t get arrested.

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004: Went to Jamestown with the kids and saw Two Brothers at the theater. I hate animal movies, but the kids liked it. Went to a gaming center and let Emily play Halo Online for awhile. The gaming center didn’t even have the full version of Halo, it was a demo. I sure am complaining a lot.

Friday, July 9th, 2004: Took the kids to run a few errands with me. Instead of driving to them all, I parked in the middle of where we needed to go and walked to all of the places. I usually only do this when I’m by myself and the kids weren’t too happy about it. But it’s amazing how much fun a little thing like a walk can end up being for them. Between walking to the post office, Blockbuster Video, the bank, convenience store and Walgreens, we ended up buying water rifles for $1.99 each and playing in the uptown fountain for about 30 minutes. They were both soaked by the time we left so when they got home they continued to play in the hose for another hour. That’s good, cheap entertainment.

The other day I put an ad in the paper for our cat. I’ve convinced the kids that getting rid of her is a good idea. I’ve tried asking friends and family but nobody wants her. The 5A place says they have too many cats to take mine. The humane society says they can’t guarantee that they won’t put her to sleep. So I’ve resorted to an ad and it’s working pretty well so far. I’ve gotten 3 calls today and one lady stopped by. She seems very interested and promises to call me tomorrow morning with an answer. Here’s a picture of the cat – it’s the first photo on that page. Since the kids don’t live here anymore and the cat seems really bored without them (and I’m sick of the cat hair all over the house), it seems pointless to have a cat. I’m too lazy to take care of animals anyway.

Saturday, July 10th, 2004: Payton’s friend Braden came over for the morning/afternoon. We went to Riverview Park for awhile for a picnic of chips and soda. But mostly we just hung around the house all day playing video games. Yesterday we rented Ratchet & Clank Going Commando for PS2 and me, Emily and Payton are all addicted to it. For the past 2 days we’ve been fighting over who gets to play it. We’re pretty far into the game but I have no idea how much longer it goes on. I think it’s due back on Wednesday so I hope we can manage to complete it by then. Last year we ended up with a demo of the same game and we were pretty addicted to that for a few weeks. And that was just one level. I can’t believe it’s taken us a year to finally get around to renting it. I’m usually not into games but I love this one.

Emily’s got her friend Shelby spending the night tonight. Right now (it’s midnight) they’re in her room, singing songs to each other and recording them on my digital recorder. Hopefully they don’t erase them – that’s the kind of thing a parent can embarass their kid with when they’re a teenager. Muhahaha.

Sunday, July 11th, 2004: Today I was supposed to meet the infamous Roxanna but she stood me up. She was supposed to be in town, visiting a friend who lives nearby so we arranged to meet at Steak N Shake. I waited for awhile, then gave up, got a shake and left to do birthday shopping for Payton. Since I didn’t have the kids for the rest of the night, me and Tricia went out. Had some supper at Applebees and then went to see The Terminal in Edwardsville.

Saturday, July 17th, 2004: Took the kids to Target to buy toys. Their mom sent a $20 gift card for Payton’s birthday for him to pick something out. He picked a Spiderman Lego set. Emily got a $5.00 gift card and she combined that with some of her other money to get a $10 set of Pokemon cards. Payton’s birthday was earlier this week. He got a Spiderman web-blaster, a couple Power Ranger sets, a bunch of magenets and a few other things that I can’t remember.

Sunday, July 18th, 2004: Took the kids to the City Museum for the day. I also brought along their friends Mikey and Andrew. Watching 4 kids in that place by yourself is pretty exhausting! We came back home around 5pm. Took Mikey and Andrew home around 8:30pm.

Monday, July 19th, 2004: I worked a lot today. In the afternoon I took the kids to Blockbuter to pick out some games & movies. I ended up buying The Butterfly Effect on DVD for myself. It came with a bunch of extra scenes and a director’s cut with an alternate ending. Usually a director’s cut is interesting to watch but it doesn’t ever make the movie any better. And deleted scenes are fun too but you’re always glad that they left them out of the movie. That wasn’t the case with this movie. Watching the director’s cut made this movie so much better than it was in the theater. The extra scenes tied in perfectly with the alternate ending. And the ending was so much better, I don’t know why they used the other ending in theaters. I guess it wasn’t happy enough. I loved the movie when I saw it in the theater and now it’s even better. Everyone who’s reading this should immediately go out and rent/buy The Butterfly Effect on DVD. Go! NOW!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004: Finished up work early so me and the kids went to the swimming pool all day. Stayed there until almost closing time.

Saturday, July 24th, 2004: Went to a few yard sales today. The kids got cheap toys, a large box a Legos for $2.00 and I got a Sony Clie’ with a 128 meg memory stick for $30. I’ll be able to sell both items on Ebay for about $70. Free money! Emily ended up bringing a friend home from one yard sale and she’s been at our house all day. The temperature is pretty weird for July – it’s been in the mid-70’s all day. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be even colder. Weird, since it was in the upper 90’s a few days ago.

Friday, July 30th, 2004: Took the kids to see Spiderman 2 again. This is their 2nd time to see it and my 3rd. EvilCal and his girlfriend showed up tonight for a visit.

Saturday, July 31st, 2004: Went to the Alton Block Party with the kids. Hung out there for a few hours until they closed down the kids stuff. Watched a Blues Brothers tribute band play for awhile and then went home for the night.

Crack Kills

Sunday, May 16, 2004: Did lots of nothing all morning. I never sleep good so I’ve just been tired all day. Did some video editing and website work. Around 2pm or so I went on a bike ride to Commons Park to place a travel bug in a cache that I’ve already been to. From there I went to Riverfront Park, downtown Alton, Target to buy new headphones since my current headphones are painful and then back home. I think I was gone about 3 hours. Yesterday me and Tricia drove to Carlinville for some relative’s wedding & reception and we were there pretty much all day. I hid out in the hotel’s arcade a lot since they were playing a lot of loud and annoying music. Hrmmm, what else has happened this week…we went to see the movie Envy which wasn’t TOO bad. We also watched Duplex on DVD which I thought was pretty good.

Before I went to Oregon I emptied out my entire room into the guest room, intending to completely finish my room before moving back in. I figure being stuck in the smaller, cramped guest room will motivate me to hurry up and finish it all. Plus I won’t get all my stuff paint splattered and dusty while doing it. I originally planned to paint the room green but Spessa’s mostly wooden home inspired me to try out wood paneling instead. So since I’ve been back I’ve been putting up strips of paneling which is going rather quick. I’ve got 3 walls completely done with 5 walls left to do (the room is shaped weird). I guess about half of it is finished and it looks a lot better than green paint would have, in my opinion. After I get all of this done, it’s baseboard, molding and new carpet. Then I can move back in. I’ll be lucky to finish by summer, mostly because I don’t have the money to do all this quickly. Here’s a small picture of the wall progress though:

paneling my walls

Saturday, May 22, 2004: Worked on my walls a lot all day. Also worked on a couple sections of my home page – this one and this one. This evening my brother and I went to Steak N Shake for supper. Here’s the first thing we were greeted with as we walked in the door:

crack dealer

What a good way to lose your appetite! So of course I snap a picture. Customers are giggling at him as they leave. That’s about the extent of my exciting day.

Geocaching, Laptop mount, Jersey Girl

Friday, April 16th, 2004: Worked until 11am, then went to the dentist. After that me and Tricia went to Red Lobster for lunch with her mom. After lunch, me and Tricia printed out a few geocaches and went hunting. Our first attempt was at the Elijah P. Lovejoy monument. We searched for about 30 minutes and found nothing. A couple of guys were at the cemetary mowing the lawns and we think it may have been hidden behind where all their lawn equipment was sitting so we’ll have to go back to that one some other day. Then we went to Commons Park and wandered around a forrest looking for another one, which we found hidden under some logs. A few hours later we went to a theater in Saint Louis to watch Jersey Girl. And since the air conditioning broke down at the theater, they gave us free tickets for another show as we left! Too bad that can’t happen went I end up seeing crappy movies. Here’s a few pictures – one of my new laptop mount and one of Tricia signing the Commons Park cache logbook:

laptop mounttricia signing a geocache logbook

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