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I'm Thinking Different Now...

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Igotitreallyforthreereasons—(1)It'dbecooltospendsometimeplayingaroundwithaMac.IdoalotofhelpdeskworkandIfeltitwastimeIknewmywayaroundaMac,(2)IwanttodoaLinuxvs.MacOSXpieceonOpenforBusiness,(3)itshouldmakeaniceboxtouseinapreviouslyuncomputerizedroom.Additionally,whilenotapriority,IwillprobablytryLinuxPPCasanaddedbonus.

Atanyrate,asIsaid,rightnowithasMacOS9.0.4,butIplantoacquireacopyofOSXJaguarsoon(Amazonwassellingitfor$79.95,butIdecidedtowaituntilIhadthesysteminmyhandsbeforeIboughtsoftwareforit,andnowtheyaresellingitfor$109.95!).WhileIammoreinterestedinMacOSXthanOS9,onegoodthingaboutbuyinganolderMacisthatitdoesstillrunsOS9sothatIcantrythatouttoo.

Anyway,I'llpostmoreexperiencesasIgetthem,especiallyonceOSXarrives.Myfirstglanceopinionisthatit'saverynicesystemwithanelegantdesign(theApplePromouselookslikeapieceofart),althoughthewaythingsaredoneinMacOS9seemsabitawkwardtothisLinux(previouslyWindows(previouslyDOS))user.Forstarters:gimmeashell!

Thanks and Thanks Again

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Pray, Please.

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Happy June!

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Friday Five after the Fry

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Good Day So Far

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Don't forget to VOTE!

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What a day

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Sunday/Monday Fives

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1.Whatdrinkingwaterdoyouprefer—tap,bottle,purifier,etc.?
Ilikebottledwater,inparticularAquafina,butCoca-Cola'sbrand(nameescapesmeatmidnight)isgoodtoo.Tapisalright,althoughIneverrealizedhow“bad”itwasuntilIgotawaterpurifieronmysink.NowIonlydrinkthatfromthetap.

2.Whatareyourfavoriteflavorofchips?Probably“Original,”althoughIlikeBBQaswell.Iconsistentlypreferjustagoodoldsaltedchipthough,andafreshlycookedchipisevenbetter.

3.Ofallthethingsyoucancook,whatdishdoyoulikethemost?Probablymybarbecuedburgers.

4.Howdoyouhaveyoureggs?AsIseeit,therearetwowaystoeateggs:friedorasanomelet.Ipreferanomelet,especiallyonewithham,cheese,greenpepper,onion,andpossiblyjalapeno.

5.Whowasthelastpersonwhocookedyouameal?Howdiditturnout?Well,beingaholiday,mymothermadeaverygoodmealIenjoyedtoday.Nothingfancy,butshealwaysmakesanicedinneronMemorialDaySundaythatIenjoyed.BBQ'edsausage,cheeseandbroccolirice,stirfriedvegetables,applesauceandbrownieswithEddy'svanillabeanicecream.

Ozark Trip 2k3

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Theweatherwasabsolutelybeautifulthisweek,makingthetripevenbetterthanIexpected.IwentwithmomandaclosefamilyfriendwhohadgonedowntotheOzarkswithuslastyear.Thisyearwestayedforfivenights/sixdaysattwodifferentresorts—theoldtried-and-trueRockLaneResort(ofwhichIamsupposetobuildanewwebsiteforsoon)andBigCedar.

RockLaneisafortysomethingyearoldplacethatwasfirstdiscoveredbymygrandparentsinthe60's.Wehavebeenthereenoughtoknoweveryoneatthefrontdesk(andstayincontactwiththemwhenathome)andtheowner,allofwhomcouldn'tbenicer.Whilemuchoftheresort,includingourfavoritecovesiderooms,havebeenorarenowonthechoppingblocktomakewayfortimeshares,40orsoroomsremainandit'sstilltheverybestviewofthelakeI'veseen.RockLaneisonapeninsula,actuallytheyownit,soit'sveryeasytogettothelakeandwalktheshoreline.Italsofeaturesaverynice,expandingmarinaandlotsofCanadiangeese,ducks,andotherwildlifethatwaitforfeedings.

Asanaddedplus,RockLaneisonlyminutesawayfromSilverDollarCity,bothofwhichareonIndianPoint,andonlyaboutthirtyminutesawayfromBransonandjustafewmorefromKimberlingCity.Atanyrate,westayedthereforthreedaysandenjoyeditimmenselyasusual.

SilverDollarCitywasgreat,justlikealways,aswell.Upuntillastyear,wewouldactuallybuyseasonspassestothe'City,unfortunately,timerestraintshavepreventedvisitingitasmuchrecently.Springisaprettygoodtimetogothere,althoughasalittletipfromawanna-be-local,I'drecommendtheFallforthesmallestcrowds.ChristmasatSilverDollarCity(November1-December31)isalsonottobemissedandeveryoneshouldgoandseetheirsixstoryChristmastreewithsynchronizedlightandmusicshowandtheirmultimillionlightbulbdecorationjobwhichtakestwomonthstoprepare(notably,SDC—likemuchoftheOzarks—rememberstheREALreasonfortheChristmasseason).

AnotherfavoritestopwehitwasScoops,thegreaticecreamshopacrossfromtheRoute165scenicoverlook.Scoops,whichhaswonblueribbonsattheStateFairfiveyearsinarow(threeblueribbonsforthemajorityofthoseyears),makesalloftheirownicecreamandmakeoneamazingchocolateicecreamicecreamsoda.LikeRockLane,weknowallofthepeopleatScoops,andtheytoocouldn'tbenicer.IjustwishIcouldbringsomeoftheirgreaticecreamhomewithme.

Speakingoffood,atriptotheWoodenNickle,locatedbyBransonWest(that'sontheothersideofIndianPointfromBranson)shouldnotbemissedonANYtriptothearea.Theirsalad“tree”(namedsuchsinceitisaroundsaladbarbuildaroundanoldtree)isexquisiteandtheirfriedchickenisthebestI'vehadanywhere.Thesaladbarcaneasilybeamealbyitselfforjust$8.99(thisisaserioussaladbar),butyoucanaddthreepiecesofgreatchickenandanexcellentbakedpotatoforjust$4more.Thesaladbarhastonsofgoodiesbeyondthenormalfare,includingfreshbakedbreads,cut-your-owncheddarandpeppercheese,stew,andgoodpudding.

Well,beforeImoveon,Imightaswellcontinuemyfoodreviewwithonemorenotablemention.BillyGayle'sUniquablesandCafeonRoute265looksratherunassuming.It'sanoldcabinwithafewgaspumpsoutsideandfleamarketfareininthefirstfewrooms,butthelastbrightlydecoratedroomishometo(IMO)theworld'sbestomelet.Yum!Yougetalargeplatethatishalffilledbyasquareomelet,halffilledbyhashbrowns,andthentoppedbyfourpiecesofTexastoastperfectlytoasted.“Gayle'sFamousOmelet”(withoutmushrooms)ismypersonalfavoriteandisoneofthefoodhighlightsofthetrip.

Movingawayfromfood,afterastopatCountryMartforsomebread(okaynotawayfromfood)forthegeeseandducks,weheadedbacktoRockLaneandenjoyedthequietbeautyoftheplace.Thisisreallyagreatplacetoaccomplishmymissiononthetrip—torelaxandenjoy.Ifyou'relookingtogetawayandtheOzarksareanoption,considerRockLane.I'veprobablybeenthere20-somethingtimesandit'sneverbeendisappointing.

WellbeforeIputeveryonetosleep,Iwillstopforthenight,andpickuptomorrowwiththedetailsofBigCedarandanotherplacethatisquitepossiblyoneoftheOzark'smostbeautifulareas.Staytuned.

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