3.30.2003

If given the opportunity to go over to my father's house to help him "for just a few minutes", installing AOL for the 212th time and setting up his brand new $3000 laptop computer containing, as he so eloquently put it, "A whole lot of stuff that the guy from Dell said was really good, but I don't know what any of it is" to work on his brand new home network that lacks a hub/switch...

Even if my mother promises you dinner if you will "help her put a few things in the attic while you are there, it shouldn't take too long"...

Don't.