Saturday, 27th of May, 2000
Our Orchestra did a car wash this morning to raise money to pay off that bus bill to San Antonio. The weather was kinda gloomy, but we didn't get totally rained out on.
I went hiking with my family at Castlewood State Park this afternoon. It was so fun! We took this 7-mile long trail, and got some of the coolest views! I love it! I gotta go back often.
Friday, 26th of May, 2000
Stupid checking account. There is a nationwide database that keeps track of every person's check writing record, and since I had no record (never written a check before), they couldn't authenticate a check for $250 for that Visor @ CompUSA. I tried @ Best Buy too, and it was also problematic. I called the customer support for this database thingy, and they said both stores have had a history of problems with people in high dollar amounts and low check numbers. That sucks. Owell, went to the bank, got some cash, went back and bought that Visor.
So I bought the "ice" colour, it looks cool. This thing is really really cool. This stylus my parents bought me works well too, the stock stylus is too small, might give hand cramps. Handwriting recognition is really tight, after an hour of entering all of my schedule, I've gotten totally used to it. The PC Sync is totally awesome, except that now I might be forced to use a more standard e-mail client if I want mail functions. Becky is totally cool, they should make the next version compatible with Palm sync. Only complaint I would have is that all the Palms (Palm Pilot, Visor) use reverse backlit displays. The old Palm Pilot Professional used a regular backlit, which is what Peyton has, and it looks really nice. This reverse backlit thing is useless unless it's totally dark, in in-between situations, you still can't see a thing. But this thing, overall, is tight!
Thursday, 25th of May, 2000
We had our final orchestra concert tonight. We played Bach's 3rd Brandenburg Concerto again. Mrs. Mottel played harpsichord, she brought her big harpsichord in. It sounded really nice. We also played Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, 1st to 3rd movements. We played some little pieces with the Jr. High and Elementary orchestra, and the grand finale was the entire Ladue Strings Program playing an abridged version of the Pavonne.
There were the awards, of course, and Peyton got the Lois Percival Award.
Wednesday, 24th of May, 2000
It was seniors' last day today. It's about time the school year ended, I'm totally drained.
Tuesday, 23rd of May, 2000
Monday, 22nd of May, 2000
I bought a Macintosh Plus today from a teacher at school. $25. New, unopened box. Wow, some teacher supposedly had it sitting around all this time and never bothered to touch it. The thing is 13 years old. This can be worth something. It's pretty tight, it was the first computer with SCSI, and 1MB RAM. Wow. No hard drive, though, but that can't be problematic, there's SCSI. You can hook up SCSI hard drives, scanners, whatever. Oh wait, CD-ROMS! That's crazy. Here is a specs sheet. $2600. Dang, those things were expensive. Owell, time to keep this baby in its box and let the value build up.
Sunday, 21st of May, 2000
I drove up to Chicago today to send my grandparents off back to Vancouver, BC. Direct flights from Vancouver to STL are not in season yet. I had the video camera in hand, and go some decent shots, like a 5/5/5/5 highway. Tight. Time to get ahold of a video capture card.