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Feb 24

Odd things:

    In no particular order

  1. A Funny:  my friends Tim & Kim with whom I had dinner Friday night (aside: Who’da thunk:  grapefruit risotto is delicious!) have a small child whose name is Bennett, who is 3.5 years old. Apparently the other morning, Bennett asked Tim:  “Has Mommy taken her Vitagirls today?”  I sense I product marketing opportunity here…
  2. Watched Sleepless in Seattle last night (had DVR’d it several weeks ago), which I hadn’t seen in years and years.  Awwwwwwwww! I think I liked Meg Ryan better back then, though…sometimes it seems these days as if she’s playing a parody of herself.  She is still monster cute, though.
  3. I marvel at technology:  
    • I can see weeks’ worth of TV schedule info in advance.  There are at least 15 channels that regularly show movies (and I don’t even have any “premium” services, a la HBO).  I can push a button to record a movie that will be on several days hence, then weeks later, I get to watch the movie from bed (2.4GHz wireless video distribution system) and fast-forward painlessly through all the commercials.  Life is *swell*.
    • All of my music* is on a little box not much bigger than a deck of playing cards.  More than 6500 songs!

    *Ok, it’s not *quite* all my music, as that would be more than the 37gig that the iPod holds.  My jazz, “new age” and classical are not on the ‘pod, but with some editing out of the other music I don’t adore, I could manage that, I think.

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3 comments

  1. ex_shemaiah

    I want to try grapefruit risotto! It sounds so interesting.

  2. Anonymous

    last time i saw meg ryan (on the ‘ellen degeneres show’ while i was waiting to get my drivers license renewed) it looked like she had undergone some plastic surgery. which confused the hell out of me… if i were as cute as meg ryan, i wouldn’t go messing with success! her lips looked unnaturally big. i thought it was sad.

    -christa

    1. gina

      ooh — maybe that’s it!

      I bet that’s why I think she’s less cute now. Kinda like Janeane Garofalo — she had work done too, I think, and is less cute now.

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