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Easter Weekend in an Easter Nutshell

Posted on 2006.04.16 at 22:02
Current Location: 63114
Current Mood: Gettin' there...
Current Music: Soprano's Soundtrack
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Installed a surround sound system in my house...for $57. That was the price of the Logitech X-530 5.1 system at Sam's. Everywhere else they're $75. It came with it's own stereo mini-male to RCA converter, so I took back the $10 worth of parts I picked up at Radio Shack in anticipation of this project. The wife was moaning the entire time, "Why do we have to do this?" And, "I like how it sounds just coming out of the TV." Then I put on The Soprano's and her face lit up and she began nodding at the theme songs pounding out the subwoofer. She likes the new system. Saved some bucks too, doing it this way.

In updating my iTunes database to include the newest Power Rangers: Mystic Force, I ran across the submission by the original composer, Aaron Waters. I played it for my six-year-old, who much prefers it over the rap-song (yo!) the producers chose. Funny, I wonder if they asked any six-year-old's before making their decision. I doubt it.

Replaced my grill. Same make and model as the one I left in Texas. Assembled my second grill in as many years. Tiring. I hate buying things twice. I'll send Dad a Father's Day card letting him know he can keep my old one. He's going to LOVE that.

Unpacked the Krups, cleaned it, and immediately made a demi-tasse of expresso. It's been oh, so long. It was fantastic!

Completed Season One of The Sopranos. Not bad. I've never seen Scarface. I loved Godfather III. Been listening to the soundtrack a lot. The Sinatra and the Main Title mostly. Good stuff.

Currently downloading DVD cover art for my blank cases, as the wife found a Magnavox console DVD recorder for under $100 and I have just under two dozen movies on Tivo awaiting a home. Got a 50-pack of the slim cases at Sam's for something like, 12 bucks, so am having to photoshop the spine to get the title to fit. So far so good. Tony's had issues with his Magnavox, so I'm going to burn off these movies pretty quick hoping if it goes tango-uniform it does so during the first 30-days of use. Other than that, this will make a nice little addition to my collection.



Was sitting here listening to the V for Vendetta score. Pretty good stuff. I've decided I'll wait for it to come out on PPV, Tivo it, then burn it to DVD. Better than the theater!

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drax0r
drax0r at 2006-04-17 06:02 (UTC) (Link)
Installed a surround sound system in my house...

It really does make such a difference in the TV/movie experience.

Funny, I wonder if they asked any six-year-old's before making their decision. I doubt it.

Perhaps you should hire your son out as a consultant to the people porting Japanese children's shows to American TV. There would probably be less tentacle porn in the US version if you did.

Replaced my grill.

Congratulations. You seemed so very disappointed when you realized that you couldn't fit it on the truck in Texas. I'm glad you don't have to go several more grill-less months before enjoying the nummy, meaty goodness as only a grill can provide.

Completed Season One of The Sopranos.

Excellent. Only four more to go before you can begin catching up with the current season. Get a move-on.

Currently downloading DVD cover art for my blank cases

This sounds tedious. I just bought two 3' wooden dowels, some plastic washers, and several large safety-pin type devices. After a wee-bit of drilling, I had two mega-spindles that hang off the wire rack that holds my entertainment center. It cost about $7 and took me 20 minutes.

I've decided I'll wait for it to come out on PPV

Ass. Torrent. 800 seeds, 1100 leechers.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-17 14:29 (UTC) (Link)
Remember you and I priting CDROM labels by the hundreds for our Voyager and DS9 discs?
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-04-17 21:12 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but we were far away from home and that was the best thing we had to do.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-20 21:35 (UTC) (Link)
Cheesy noodles with habenero & beer? Dude, those were GREAT times!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-19 10:30 (UTC) (Link)
Kudos on the speaker install. I too sport Logitech's. z560s to be precise.

Tony makes a good point about exploiting your son while doing pre-emptive community service.

Congrats on the grill.

I have seen 0 episodes of the Sopranos.

I like your idea with the labels. Of course, you could just nab empty cases from your local Blockbuster to put your pirated no-nos in. I'm wondering if a copy of Debbie Does Dallas would be in that list. I hear the original Betamax sells for quite a bit these days.

I will argue with you on the theater point. There's nothing like seeing something on the big screen. Now, if only that screen were a flat panel in the privacy of your own home...
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-20 21:36 (UTC) (Link)
You're an aspiring wanna-be filmaker. I suggest you go to blockbuster, rent all the seasons of The Sopranos and watch them back-to-back. Now.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-20 21:40 (UTC) (Link)
I have been suggested to do this multiple times. However, I have not the time.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-20 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
What would a young Steven Spielberg do?
danzigfried at 2006-04-21 03:24 (UTC) (Link)
...the complete opposite of what Tom is doing...
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-21 03:56 (UTC) (Link)
d00d! I thought you were dead.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-28 05:09 (UTC) (Link)
This sounds tedious. I just bought two 3' wooden dowels, some plastic washers, and several large safety-pin type devices. After a wee-bit of drilling, I had two mega-spindles that hang off the wire rack that holds my entertainment center. It cost about $7 and took me 20 minutes.

The time you save making the device because you are lazy is made up a hundred-fold everytime you want to find a movie. It hold like, 500! It took me 45 minutes just to find a movie, and another 10 to put the ones which had spilt onto the floor getting to it.
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