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Archive for March, 2007

March 29th, 2007: 1:28 pm

Marble Slab Creamery

Mango ice cream

Raspberry mixins

Holy cow

March 28th, 2007: 10:11 pm

The late 90’s was the start of the road tripping era for me. Whether it was to Red Deer or to Regina, music was key in keeping the mood up and in some cases, remembering the journey. At the time, mix tapes were on the way out, giving way to discmans and in-car cd players. On one of my longer trips predating the in-car player, I was using a casette adaptor, and actually had to place my discman on a pillow on the other seat to keep it from skipping due to the car motion. The 48 CD booklet was a must to ensure all your favourite CDs were on hand, as well as some other stuff in case you felt like it.

At about the same time, I recall making an mp3 from a song off one of my CDs. It took an hour to make the one song, and I lost interest in trying to copy the rest of the CD. However it was amazing that I did not have to hunt for the CD any more when I wanted to hear that song.

Thanks to technology advancement over the last decade, it is only a matter of seconds to copy a given song from a CD, ready and waiting for my listening pleasure. Road trips have evolved to airplane trips, and the discman has given way to the iPod (with FM transmitter for those ‘vintage’ car rides). Less clutter. Smaller devices. ALL my music. Wherever/whenever I want to listen to it. I realize that I have not touched my 48 CD book in about three years! Most of the CDs that are in it right now have been in there for even longer.

What is interesting is that more often than not, the CDs that I buy now will only ever get used once or twice. They become part of a collection, and must not fall victim to scratches from CD Drives or getting eaten by my car player. They almost always go directly into iTunes, copy, back to the CD Case, and are placed on the shelf until the end of time. The mp3 becomes the well travelled audio companion.

And if I don’t feel like listening to it, random has a new song ready and waiting, from another CD that is probably hasn’t been touched since it was copied to the computer.

March 18th, 2007: 9:57 am

Thanks to Brad, I’ve moved… my blog!

My new Blog Location is http://christou.burgerfan.com/ . Be sure to update your bookmarks!

With a rather quick and compelling reasoning, I am going to try to use WordPress to better manage and customize the content that is known as my blog. Also, since I have some web hosting of my own, I might as well use it.

I hope to dig up posts from my old web site, as well as old travel emails, and place them in here to create a fuller back history of whetever it is I have been doing. Have a look around, and check back soon — as I get time, I can start changing the presentation to that more fitting of a burgerfan.