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January 2007


The first tiny scratch in the finish of my iMac that I bought just under a year ago showed up today. Well, I noticed it today. Thought it was just dust. But it won’t come off. It makes me sad. Now, you have to look closely and pay attention when there is a pure white screen at that spot to really notice. It may have been there for months without me noticing. But now that I *have* noticed, you know I’m going to always notice. I’m just that way.

Oh well. It really isn’t a huge deal, things age as time goes on, and when I’m ready to replace Cronus in early 2009, this will be the least of this machine’s problems.

But I still hate it when the “new thing” isn’t quite new any more.

No Longer Little

This is this year’s school picture of my “little” sister.

Just under 16 months until she is as old as I was when she was born.

Time sure goes by quickly, doesn’t it?

I was a bad brother and missed her birthday this year though. Ended up IMing a happy birthday a few days later. I’ll send a belated present soon, although I haven’t decided what it will be quite yet.

I definitely miss being close enough to visit Cynthia and the rest of my family (both sides of it) on a regular basis. Sometime this year we’ll have to organize a quick trip (or trips) to see my DC family, Brandy’s PA family, and my OH family. The three are so far apart though it is hard to make a quick spontaneous trip for that sort of thing though.