Monday, January 3, 2000

last semester at Egan

Classes just started for me. It's hard to believe I'm already three-quarters of the way through middle school.

I should mention that my family didn't get to go on any trips during the break as we were busy remodeling our kitchen and bathrooms. On the other hand, our house looks much better now. The lack of a vacation wasn't that bad as my parents and I had a great time at our family friend Carol's New Year's Eve party on Saturday. That alone made our Christmas break very worthwhile.

So yeah, back to reality. One thing I'll miss for sure is Mrs. Andersen's cooking class, which was only one semester long. It seems most electives are like this. On the other hand, Mr. Grijalva's industrial technology class looks just as exciting. :-)

Saturday, January 1, 2000

Y2k update

I guess the transition to 2000 didn't exactly go without a hitch as Dad just told us that the alarm system at his workplace had gone haywire. But from what we've heard, this was quickly fixed and didn't seem to cause any big problems. As a matter of fact, I haven't heard of any major incidents on the news that have been attributed to the rollover. In other words, no power grid failures, plane crashes, accidental missile launches, nuclear meltdowns or whatnot. I guess that's a good thing!

This begs the question: was the "Y2k bug" just a big hype? Or did the billions of dollars spent on preparing for the rollover pay off? You decide.

Happy 2000!

Happy New Year!

I'll start by saying that my parents and I had a really good time at our family friend Carol's New Year's Eve party last night. To be honest, I spent most of the time playing games on my laptop. Yeah, I know I'm not a very sociable person. But that doesn't mean I didn't talk to anyone at the gathering; I met another guy who loved first-person shooters, and he turned out to be an expert at Quake. He even showed me a couple of cool speedrunning tricks!

Other than that, I got to watch The Matrix on the Liang family's big-screen TV. It was kind of a strange movie, but the special effects were quite awesome.

However, the best part of the night was when we counted down to 2000. Considering that the next rollover won't happen for another thousand years, this was undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime experience - barring a sudden breakthrough in life extension research, that is.

Right now, it's too early to say whether the supposed "Y2k bug" has caused any problems. But what I can tell you is that my computers are still working just fine. Let's hope it stays this way. *crosses fingers*

1999 in review

The past year certainly had its ups and downs. The best thing about 1999 was our Alaska cruise in August. It's been four and a half months, and I still miss that trip a lot. Speaking of vacations, the most disappointing moment of the year was when I found out our Tahoe trip had been canceled. I had been looking forward to it for several weeks, so I obviously wasn't too happy about that. The fact that I had an argument with my father (although not related to the cancellation of the trip) later that night didn't help the issue. Oh well, I guess we can't expect everything to be perfect.

Currently playing: Duke Nukem