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Category: tech

03/23/11 12:42- ID#53895

Already??

I need a new laptop, again! Already! It's been two years. It's not a crisis yet and I could probably get away with waiting another 3-4 months but I dislike this laptop, it's getting cranky, and I'm going to be even more intimate with it as I study for the bar. (Actually, the bar review course is android/ipad accessible... hmmm....) It has a shiny finish and gets sticky. It also is starting to overheat, the speakers are twinging and the battery doesn't hold a charge for more than 30 min. It's too heavy. The keys are noisy.

So of course I'm checking all the toshiba and sony reviews. I want a sony and i think i'm just going to get one this time, probably a 13.3", 4.4 lb S series. i love the chicklet keyboard - the one thing i love about macs is the keyboard. (Have I mentioned that I played with a big ass mac with a touchscreen? very cool altho QuickBooks doesn't really like being touched. It shies away.) I know that I'm ultimately paying an extra $150 for the pretty name, but if the hardware is even 6 months better, it would be worth it. Is this silly? Also, Sony is shutting down some production lines because of the disaster trio. The model I want doesn't come in the cute colors that Jill & Kelly have. Kelly has a brown alligator-skin shell and Jill's is a seashell peachy pink. I was hoping for an iridescent blue. They don't really take theirs anywhere so 14"/5.2 lb is okay.

I'm in such an awkward place with my technology right now. I love my phone but I find I usually don't type a lot or reply to many emails unless I *really* want to say something. I probably carry my laptop more than I need to, but I find myself frustrated if I can't reference all the info I need or write something substantial on the go. I also use my laptop for recreational media consumption which doesn't help the wearing-out problem. I guess I'm still looking forward to buying a tablet in the next year.

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Category: holiday

03/21/11 08:05- ID#53885 pmobl

Jerk!

Some jerk removed one of the bags of tube sand from my truck and left it on the ground. I can't lift the damned thing. Sorry, neighbor :-(

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Category: food

03/20/11 03:01- ID#53879

Lucky dogs

um... whatever i just ate from Lucky Dogs on Allen... omg. it's awesomely yum. it's veggie, it's spicy, it's amazingly yum. do it.

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03/19/11 06:34- ID#53867

Anicca

One of my favorite bloggers, Archdruid John Michael Green wrote about the catastrophes in Japan this week. His conclusory statement, "...there are good reasons why Japanese culture so insistently stresses the impermanence of life and the transience of worldly things." intrigued me - is Japan particularly known for stressing impermanence? So the magic google lead me to the the magic Wikipedia. Why, yes indeed, Japan has its own section of references in the article on Impermanence. Anicca, anitya, mujo.

Ceaselessly the river flows, and yet the water is never the same, while in the still pools the shifting foam gathers and is gone, never staying for a moment...



The lecture I gave at UBLaw about the impact of gas drilling on home made me very very sad. Bloss has been pretty much the same my entire life and I had forgotten its true impermanence and transience.



This week is the first time I've missed having a TV in quite a while. It's hard to understand the scope and scale of the natural disaster and the unfolding technological disaster without the visuals and constant updating of the news. However, this crazy video came to my attention via a salon.com post. I already posted it in chat but it's still on my mind so I'm sharing it again. A little background on the artist along with an entertaining and kinda informative video.



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Category: weather

03/17/11 05:59- ID#53861 pmobl

Spring really is coming!

Flowers!

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Category: friends

03/16/11 10:36- ID#53847 pmobl

Spa day!

As much as I disliked the purse & jewelry party jill & kelly made me go to, I like our spa days. We went yesterday. I got a facial for the first time... Amazing! Also got a massage. I don't fit in at the spa, of course, but the women are super polite about my non conformity.

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Category: school

03/14/11 11:17- ID#53829

How I got to Buffalo

My first trip to Buffalo was through it to get to Niagara Falls on a family vacation. I think I was about eight years old. Second trip was in 1992 for the Grateful Dead show at Rich Stadium. Third trip was to scout the law school in April '08. Fourth trip was to look at apartments in July. And then I moved in August.
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Category: weather

03/12/11 03:44- ID#53814 pmobl

Confused

More snow in bloss than buffalo

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Category: friends

03/09/11 09:02- ID#53797 pmobl

Beer club!

It's stout month at mr.goodbar's beer club. Missing (e:puddlediving) and shameless!

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Category: friends

03/08/11 11:09- ID#53789 pmobl

Mardi gras

I'll post more later!

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