I have a feeling this will be a bit of a rambling update since I haven't posted in a while. But I haven't posted in a while because life has been good lately without anything really remarkable happening.
They "upgraded" our workstations at work to Windows XP. I can't stand it. There are so many helpful (read: annoying) features that I can't figure out how to turn off (stupid Alt-Tab task-switching window with damned little application-window-preview-images that just slow everything down grr), and they seem to have concentrated so much on making everything prettier that they forgot to make sure it was actually better. The only thing I like about it is ClearType. I wish that would get ported to Windows 2000.
My birthday is in a week and a half (next Saturday) and I will be turning 23. Wow! We will be in Florida (more about this below) then, so mangofandango and I will be having a little celebration this Saturday on our own. I want to have Chinese take-out and rent a movie or perhaps go to Providence and see "Bend It Like Beckham" at the Avon if the weather is nice.
From Friday morning next week until Wednesday night after that, we are going to be in Orlando, Florida with my parents, my older brother and his fiancée, my little sister, and my little brother. We are staying at the Disney World resort and getting a park-hopper pass so we can try all the parks there. I've only ever been to the Magic Kingdom before, so it is exciting to be able to go to other parks! Plus I am looking forward to the Wild Nightlife at Pleasure Island! But I hope I do not grow donkey ears!
I will be sure to take a lot of photos to post when we return.
We are watching the director's commentary track of Fellowship of the Rings. It is quite enlightening and interesting! However since I am not a movie-maker I do not understand why the scenes in the movie are shot out of chronological order when it doesn't seem like they really need to do it that way for locational reasons or whatnot. I guess once I am a famous director I will understand!