Kris and I will soon purchase a new video appliance. It seems that we're destined to buy a DVD/VCR combo deck, of which there are many. What I'd really like, though, is a device that combines the following four functions:
- VCR: Video Cassette Recorder, so that we can play all of our old movies.
- DVD: Digital Video Disc Player, so that we can watch all of our new movies.
- PVR: Personal Video Recorder, such as TiVo. My mother-in-law has been using TiVo for two years (to record Survivor and General Hospital and I don't have it yet. And I call myself an early adopter? (Nicole just got her TiVo!)
- Wi-Fi: Wireless networking functionality so that the device can play media files (mp3, mpeg, etc.) across network.
Yes, I could google to find out, but I'm asking for first-hand experience first.
Laslow's Northwest is housed in an old Victorian house at the corner of 23rd and Kearney. There's a less-formal bistro on the main floor and a more-formal dining room on the upper floor. Both offer the same menu.
The dining room was cozy and close, very conducive to chatting. Our server was helpful, if a little obsequious. Most importantly, the food was outstanding. My Caesar salad, featuring whole leafs of lettuce and thin slices of fresh parmesan, was better than it had a right to be. Me entrée, a chicken breast in a smoky sauce, was even better. The sauce was so tasty that I mopped it up with a slice of bread, Old West style! My dessert, a chocolate pot du créme was earthy and rich, with a strong taste of cocoa. All in all, a very good meal, one that achieved the purpose of the 25 for 25 promotion: we were able to sample a new restaurant without breaking the bank, a restaurant to which we will return in the future. A win-win situation.
Finally, the "On This Day" for 2002 features a description of the moment I tore my ACL last fall. Ugh.
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On this day at foldedspace.org
2006 — The Cutting Edge In which I rave about Macs and the varieties of Mac users.
2002 — Better Living Through Wireless In which I hurt my knee playing soccer and have to come out of the game. In which I marvel at the power of wireless internet.