June 4th, 2003


chili x 16

My 3am Logic Chili recipe will probably be multiplied by 16 and fed to a hundred hungry teen-aged Unitarians! cheesybunny will be the chef. It will be served with salad and cornbread (probably some vegan and some non-vegan). I've never been involved in that volume of cooking before. It baffles and intrigues me.

I'm staying up late, having my car worked on. Hopefully it won't be too expensive. I'm juggling bills and hope to be caught up soon... a certain check from the federal government should help.

So far: slight burning smell is a slow leak from the oil tank drain gasket, getting on the engine and burning. I'll put off that $200 repair for now. Okay, the turn signal was a simple corroded bulb... total with oil change $42.38. :)

The trailer has less life in it now, with the cats and rats gone, but still about the same amount of clutter.

Speaking of trailers, I get to help with one. Cheesybunny is making a movie trailer for drama class. Yay!

I might be going to San Diego very soon to visit nolly; I might wait until July. Hmm... I could go the weekend of Comic Con and actually go to the con that Friday... though a weekend where I have Saturday off would be better...

internet revolution at home

So, last night I gave another online friend my spiel about how my only real internet options are dial-up, idsl, or T1, and if I could afford T1, I'd get it... since I'm too far from the central office to get adsl or sdsl, and AT&T had some stand-off with my city, so there was no cable internet here.

Idsl is based on the old ISDN protocol, and supposedly gives me 144k/144k symmetrical access. This means I can upload or download at 16kB/s, but not both at once at that speed. Oh, and I got a bit of a good deal... well, for idsl... I pay $115 a month.

Our cable company recently changed, but I didn't think much of it, till I got this postcard from the new company in the mail. I called them, just to double check.

Yes, $60 a month after the initial 5 months at $20 a month. Ideally, 1.5M/256k, or 10 times my current download and twice my current upload.

They're coming on Friday.