Big ‘ol updatey goodness

Molly and Helen at tonight’s game
So it feels like it’s been forever since we’ve last talked, and well, that’s because it has. Sorry I haven’t updated more — this week has been uberbusy. Ultimate has been the big killer (2.5 hrs running each time, Tues, Wed & tonight, with 80, 30, and 90 minute roundtrip commutes respectively) has been sucking away my time. But, you’ve got a buffer, healthier Krishen now πŸ™‚ I’ve done three nights in a row before, but unlike those times tonight I wasn’t dead in the middle of the game. Yeah!!! (Of course we won’t mention the two weeks off I had before that. …Oops, so much for that.) Oh and just so it’s recorded — tonight I got the first Callahan in my illustrious 4 year Ultimate career!! What’s a Callahan? Well, let me try a football analogy — if you’re on defense, it’s kinda like intercepting the ball in the other team’s endzone. I know, I know, that probably didn’t help anyone. Just know that it’s cool. πŸ™‚ (See, I’m not the only one who gets excited about this kind o stuff. And she even links to the official defintion!)
I absolutely can’t wait to see all my Vic buds again! Just 15 more sleeps! Let’s just say there might just be a special event on the evening of Wed Sept 8th … keep your calendars clear πŸ™‚
Have I ever mentioned Florida has the coolest clouds? They move so quickly, it really feels like they’re alive sometimes. Have a look, these are some shots I took at Tuesday practice:

By the way, if you don’t like technical jargon, skip the next paragraph.
Here’s another one of those “for the record” notes — I’m posting it here just in case anyone else happens to Google for it. Lately I’ve been having a wee bit of trouble with my computer — the video subsystem is leaving artifacts all over the screen. I think I’ve narrowed it down to the use of Quartz Extreme functions on my card. What happens most frequently is that when I’m dragging a window around the screen, the contents replaced with some repeated pattern (usually from whatever is on the screen nearby). It’s entirely cosmetic though; if I drag the window offscreen and back the contents are usually back to where they were. Additionally, I’m also having trouble viewing the menus of DVDs in my system — the video itself is fine, so long as I don’t try to show the controller. If I do, the entire system can freeze up for 10-20 seconds at a time. I think it’s related to this drawing bug, since they both appeared around the same time — roughly 3 weeks ago. The system specs: a Quicksilver (July 2001) G4/733 with stock video card (GeForce2 MX), 640mb ram, stock 40gb drive (95% full) , 17″ Apple Studio Display LCD, Mac OS X 10.3.5. The plan of attack, should it come to it (and it’s looking that way): downgrade to 10.3.0 and see if the problem goes away; perhaps some video drivers were replaced which weren’t fully compatible? Other possibilities: I might be too low on disk space. I have 1.74gb free on my boot drive. Anyhow, here’s a couple screenshots: Finder; iPhoto.
Guess what? I’m having a housewarming party this Saturday! This’ll be fun… and another first for me here. I’m using it as an opportunity to buy a whole bunch of stuff. Like… bookshelves. Pictures? A proper TV and DVD player maybe? More places to sit? Not sure what’s on and off the list just yet. The washer and dryer is getting delivered that day too, hopefully it’ll all be taken care of before we start πŸ˜€
You’re all invited by the way — here’s the email I sent out yesterday: