Sunday, October 31, 2004

Hiptop Halloween Hunt or How I spent my Halloween Day and Night

Hiptop Halloween Hunt

Owners of Hiptops were invited to join in this event again this year. I did it last year and had a lot of fun.

This year I had an awesome team. We did pretty well, but as of right now, it looks as if we are not going to be the winners.

My team was Team Goblin Corps.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Birding Babylon

Birding Babylon

Heard this blogger/birder/soldier interviewed on NPR this morning. I have not read the blog in depth, but will when I have time.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Out bid post from last year

Outbid Once Again

Regarding this post. I ended up getting the book for a reasonable price a few months later. I read it and it turned out to be less wonderful than I remembered. Oh well, I guess life is like that.

Just ordered a book that had been haunting me for years through Chinaberry. Will blog on it after I get it.

My secret Sidekick II

I have a secret that I have been keeping from the world. But now is the time to share.

I have owned the Sidekick II for several years. I don't recall exactly which year I obtained it, but it has been at least a decade.

I had actually forgotten I had one, until the other day when I got it out to use, then realized what it was! It has a feature that the new Sidekick II doesn't have. It can clean your floor*. The fact that it cannot do it wirelessly is a different matter, that, and the fact that I cannot phone or IM anyone with it...

My Secret Sidekick II

For comparison, here is the back of the newer version - the one that won't clean your floor or upolstry.

Back of new Sidekick II

*This vacuum attachment came with our Electrolux vacuum cleaner. It is intended for use on the steps or your couch. It is not recommended you hold it up to your ear, especially when plugged in.