A few days a go my mother's laptop crashed and refused to boot. The operating system had been having trouble for a while, and it was Windows Vista so it was not great even when it was working correctly. After running out of options for reinstalling Windows I gave up and reached for Linux. After a few false starts I got Ubuntu installed and configured. It went surprisingly well, especially considering it is a laptop. It did not seem to have any hardware issues, not even with the wireless chip. I am still tinkering with it to weed out any bugs but I think it should work fine for my mom's purposes.
I found this on YouTube the other day:
The lyrics are a tad on the dark side, but it is a darn catchy tune.
Today I found out I DO NOT have cancer. And on the way home I picked up a bag of celebratory junk food. I am counting it a good day.
I am proud to present, a new script example! (applause applause applause)...
Yeah, I know. Not much to get that excited over, but it's all I got, right now.
It has been a busy week. My grandfather died on Wednesday. My brother and his family came from out of state for the funeral on Friday. I spent 7 hours turning a hand grinder on Saturday to make cranberry relish to give as gifts. Our family Christmas party was on Sunday. My mother spent a good 12 hours baking, and I took delivery of 3 cords of firewood on Monday. And today we had a quiet sit down to open presents. I got several mystery novels and a tube of brand new tennis balls, both of which I asked for, so I did pretty good. I will likely spend the remainder of the day relaxing with a lovely beverage, trying to decide what Christmas themed movie sounds best for this evening.
"It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts."
~William E. Vaughan
Question: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Answer: He would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.