The Old Country With my BFF, Back to Normal Programming, Spock Philosophy, and an iPhone Update.


The Dude on the Right

As you may have noticed there haven’t been any new posting since nearly a week
ago, and I have to admit that part of it was some laziness, part of it was being
a busybody, and part of it was caused by a quick trip to the old country, where
my BFF got to meet some of the members of my family. Yup, you can guess it, they
all like her more than they like me! Oh well. I’ll talk more about that trip
when I talk to Stu Gotz for our "Weekend Wrap-Up!" podcast tomorrow, and
hopefully I’ll have my nephew along for this Thursday’s podcast so I can explain
to him why car doors do not need to be opened for dudettes anymore.

For some
quick notes about the trip home, though, some of it was tad melancholy as my mom
isn’t feeling too well, and I would have preferred my BFF’s first visit being
under a different light, but on the other hand, mom’s meeting my BFF seemed to
lift mom’s spirits, especially when she could give my BFF her two word, blunt,
synopsis, of the old country. The trip was also a great time for family members
to pummel me about my lack of chivalrousness, when I was just trying to do some
recon to assess the threat assessment of our group and make sure the coast was
clear on the treacherous path from the safety of the craft store to the safety
of the dude-mobile. I risk my life for the safety of the group, just like Spock
philosophied in "The Wrath of Kahn," that "The needs of the many outweigh,"
responded by Kirk "The needs of the few," with Spock coming back, "Or the one.,"
and what happens, I get chastised for it! Some people are so ungrateful, but I’m
sorry, I digress.

The trip home also had the tech nerd in me in total withdrawal because, while
I was gone, Apple came out with their giant update for the iPhone, and although
I’m waiting for a 3g version of the phone that will hold all of my music before
I buy a new one (and from the news reports of the activation meltdowns that
occurred last Friday I’m kinda glad for that), I kept looking at my iPhone, with
its old, crappy, obsolete version of firmware, knowing it would be days before I
could have a lightsaber duel with another iPhone user, be able to "scratch my
records" like a DJ, or have a better way to organize my grocery store list. As
I’m typing this blog, though, my iPhone is doing all of its updating, and
hopefully, as opposed to those poor schlubs who had problems on Friday, maybe my
utmost patience (it is a virtue, don’t ya know?) in not pulling out my laptop
while I was at the old country, on Friday, to spend the time to upgrade it the
minute I could and ignore my BFF, will pay off. See, who says chivalry is dead?

Well, my iPhone is almost done upgrading, it’s time to get back to work, so
normal programming of Entertainment Ave! is ready to be back on track tomorrow,
with a fantastic, phenomenal, enlightening, and exciting new podcast of "Stu &
The Dude’s Weekend Wrap-Up!" podcast. I hope.

That’s it for this one! 
I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!