The Saturday snow day

Yes, I’m still in my jammies. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do today? Except for the dog venturing out at regular intervals, no one has left the house. (Oh, better give the spouse snaps for some hefty snow removal.)

Dinner tonight is bratwurst, coleslaw, pepper salad, and the yummy, yummy cheese biscuits, but you don’t really care about that stuff.

I monitored the blog a bit today, but mostly I played computer catch up. I installed some honker new software on the media PC. ( has a good deal on the Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements combo after rebate if you do that kind of thing.) Tonight I’m going to do some file organizing. I also thoroughly backed up the laptop and installed another gig of ram.

The basement was insulted with another round of bad paint color this afternoon. I’ve taken to painting patches on the walls until I get it right. Surely I’ll finish the project that way, right? It’s usually easy for me to pick a color, but I’m having trouble this time.

That’s it. I’m done. I’m working on a couple of things for Monday, but doubt you’ll hear from me until then.

Happy snow day!


  1. Those biscuits are good. But I have made my own recipe, it’s the traditional biscuit with a olive oil wash and grated pecorino and/or asiago cheese over the top.

    The best results are when the pecorino is grated and folded into the dough and asiago is over the top. It’s a nice change of pace and reminds me of the asiago cheese bagel from Panera.

  2. UW students (you have one of those, right?) can purchase quite a variety of software at attractive discounts. You might want to spring for the whole photoshop package.

  3. Marquette actually has the whole creative suite student edition too (I think). I got my CS 3 package for almost half off of amazon’s price (through MHC)–with Indesign, Photoshop, Flash, Iillustrator, Dreamweaver, etc. And with the student edition, you can put it on 2 computers.

  4. Uhem. One is technically supposed to be the student to use that stuff. 🙂 I did pick up the original CS while I was a student at UW-Milwaukee.

    Premiere Elements is all I’ll ever need for video. (I got it to do stuff to the blog through YouTube.) Photoshop Elements 7 is pretty sophisticated.

  5. Ah, so sad! I would have thought imediate family members are included. C’est la vie.

  6. Randy in Richmond says:

    The Chandra Levy case is back in the news as police believe they know who is the killer. While being widely reported and describing the suspect as a Salvadoran ‘immigrant’, no one is reporting whether he is a legal or illegal immigrant. I’ll go out on a limb and bet he was illegally in the country then and still is now.
    First, if he is and was legal, I believe it would have been leaked that way.
    Second, Washington is a sanctuary city and they know this will make them look bad.
    And lastly, the police will look bad because I bet ya this guy had been in jail or under arrest for something prior to Levy’s death and ultimately released, rather than deported.
    This storyline is becoming more and more prevalent in those cities that openingly defy the law.

  7. Randy in Richmond says:

    This is a followup to #6 above.
    The cable news networks all reported this morning on the reemergence of the Chandra Levy case and the suspect, Ingmar Guandique. Both CNN’s, MSNBC, and Fox are reporting that new DNA evidence points to Guandique as Levy’s killer. MSNBC and Fox refer to him as a Salvadorn immigrant while CNN calls him a migrant. I don’t watch the MSM so I don’t know what they are reporting, if anything.
    Why don’t they call him what he is? An Illegal Alien.

    Go here and look for the missing word..

    Apparently these outlets found it: