Multiple Topics from a scatterbrained dude…

Yup – it’s time once again to put the ol’ noggin on ‘shuffle’ and crank out a post. Strap yourselves in, make sure to keep all appendages inside the car at all times, and let’s roll…

Cal is
being temped by The Dark Side… Yup. I’m contemplating an act so vile that a number of my friends (and my wife’s little friends at work) will immediately disown me. I’m thinking about getting an iMac for my studio.

(I pause to allow Dan time to run home, grab various implements, complete with ammo, and return…)

What can I say? They’re powerful, cool to look at, and can run either Mac OS or Windows XP. Some of my music software will run just dandy in Mac OS, and the others can be run on the XP side of things. My wife and I looked at one at The Apple Store today, and well… Haven’t made it a done deal yet, but I definitely did feel the power of the Dark Side.

Vicki becomes a three-wheeled speed demon…

This is Vicki’s new ride, a TerraTrike Tour, made right here in GR. (Kentwood, actually) When she takes her maiden flight on this puppy, I’ll post a piccy. In the meantime, you should have seen the grin on her face just taking a test drive on this bad boy. She’s sitting 11″ off the ground, and it’s like driving a go-kart. Really amazing! She’s going to be riding it to work – just as soon as she gets brave enough to ride something this low to the ground up Leonard Street. It does have a safety flag, and we equipped hers with lights, a rack, travel bags – pretty much everything she needs to be a three wheel commuter. But still – having a MaxoSUV (complete with rear window in separate zip code) barrel up behind you on this little trike is something to be pondered. I think she’ll have a ball, but only when she’s ready. In the meantime, I’m thinking about getting her an extra horn for it – they make one that hits about 150 db – just to add a little something when some obliviot tries to crowd her.

The Olsons go
Behold the Neuto
n, a really amazing cordless electric lawn mower. We haven’t had much fortune with the gas-powered variety, since neither of us are motorheads, so they end up lasting a season, then we forget about them and end up with a lawn sculpture. The Neuton is electric, cordless, and built to last. And it does an amazing job with the lawn. It also has a trimmer attachment, and options for what to do with the clippings. (bag ’em, discharge ’em, or mulch ’em) So, our lawn theme this year isn’t Rain Forest, and the neighbors approve.

Other happenings…
4th of July at the Ludge-Pointe bash was amazing as usual, as was our weekend with our niece, Kassi. She liked it so much that she’s hoping to spend a whole week in August, with a possible day trip to Chicago thrown in.

Other than that, some gigs are upcoming, work continues, and we approach our 26th anniversary next month. God continues to teach me a lot on this winding road He has me on, and I’m slowly learning to enjoy the ride.

And as you return to the platform, we want to thank you for riding the Scatterbrain, the most fearsome ride this side of Cedar Point. Thanks, and enjoy your day at ADD Acres. 😀


  1. Cal says:

    I dunno – I think you’ve lived in LinuxLand so long that the signals from the dark side get scrambled. 😀 Windows VISTA is the Dark Side… XP is more eggplant-y.

    But – I do think the iMac is going to be the new music computer. It’s got a lot going for it. And Vicki didn’t rise up, overturn the tables at the Apple Store, and declare that “her house shall be a house of XP.” And the Four Horsemen sent a note saying they couldn’t attend. 😀

  2. Anonymous says:

    You might run into Mark (my bro) at the Mac store, he has been working there for a few months now.

    I’ve always been a Mac fan, but for work purposes use a Dell…


  3. Cal says:

    Hey, Slim Jim!

    We did see the Markster at the store, and it was great to see his face!

    Vicki now knows that you’re pretty much the reason I’m even contemplating Macdom… so she’s looking forward to seeing you sometime to express her “thanks.” 😀

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