:: Saturday, September 11, 2004 ::
In 7 days.
I hope the weather next weekend is as good as the last couple of days. It would be nice to visit Toronto under warm sunny skies. Well, even nicer. I am looking forward to going away for a couple of days. And with my regular weekend tacked on it makes four days off. I won't spend all of it in Toronto as that would have been too expensive, but a break is a break. :)
I imagine, with all the moving around and such at work in the next few days, old for new, getting ahead so I can go away, and so on, I won't have much time to post - it does, after all take some brain power to write coherent sentences here afterall. :)
This morning, I have been trying to avoid the 9/11 anniversary stuff on TV. I know it was - and is - an important event in world history. The kind of stuff that the historian and social observer in me usually eats up. I have seen a couple of PBS shows in the last few days on it. I don't need to see the towers fall again and again and the torment and massive tragedy of that moment. Gratefully, CNN is showing photos and video stills and not the actual footage this morning. Everytime I see it, I look and have to know whether something else is happening. 'Is it now or then?' type stuff. And usually what follows at some point is the recurring "wrong war at the wrong time" discussion of Iraq that eventually follows.
Lucky for me there, is a Star Trek retrospective on the Space Channel hosted by a 1970s or early 80s Leonard Nimoy on now that is easier to watch.
I went for a bike ride yesterday and took a few pics of myself with my Olympus digital camera's tiny remote. I set it up with the cool little tripod I got from future shop - thanks Red! - and I took a few shots. Perhaps looking a bit silly at the time to passers by. I had some small challenges with the remote as it was bright sunshine and the range which is supposed to be about 10 feet or so. I think the camera sensor could not pick the IR beam too well, and I was about 15 feet away. I had to stretch my arm several times and shield the emitter to get the camera to take the frame. I posted a couple of the better ones to my Buzznet photoblog, and replaced my MSN chat photo with a cropped headshot. I added a couple of photos of the Triathlon last month that K competed in as well.
Set the VCR
And checked the time on the thing and on the timer. and made sure there was enough tape. and... well, you get the idea. So I should be able to watch the Apprentice2 after work, or tomorrow morning...
OK. time for a bit of coff-ay. And then work.
:: Mike Wood 10:55 [+] ::