Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our TiVo... As dead as a Newton.

Series 2 Tivo Front

The most useless thing in the house right now is the TiVo... As electronics go, it's as dead as my first generation Newton. It needs a new power supply, and I haven't gotten around to buying and installing one (they're around $50).

Instead the TiVo sat open on our kitchen table for 2 months before finally being semi-reassembled and put next to the TV, like Bernie propped in the car, lifelessly staring at us.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh, to be in New York City...

How much can you cram into one 3-day trip to The Big Apple? How about the Chrysler Building (during a walk from Union Square to Central Park), dinner at some absolutely awesome restaurants, Wicked, a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman, and a day at the Westminster dog show?

We could have done without the February snow storm that trapped us there for another 2 days... And I wish I wouldn't have caught the flu. But it was an awesome trip, a great hotel (W Union Square) and I want to go back!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One day... in a Audi R8

Audi R8

As sweet as an Audi R8 would be, or a Lotus or Maybach or Maserati for that matter, I don't think I'd be comfortable driving a car that I'd be nervous about spilling coffee in. Hand-stitched leather doesn't mix well with Starbucks. So my daily ride would have to be something a bit more down-to-Earth, like the VW I have today.

But just for fun? I'd love to get an R8 or Ferrari out on a track sometime. That'd be a blast.