April, 2003

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Psychiatric punnery

Monday, April 28th, 2003

One of my friends and I noticed that the street names in the Santana Row commercial/residential complex have similarly-themed sound-alikes:

  • Santana Row: Sanatarium Row (or, from the same etymology, Sanity Row)
  • Elysium Lane: Asylum Lane
  • Tatum Lane: Tantrum Lane

Coincidence? We think not.

Celebrating JC this Easter weekend

Monday, April 21st, 2003

Had dinner at Straits Café—a decent Singaporean restaurant—at Santana Row in San José Saturday night. I’ve been there a few times before and the food seemed below-par this time; maybe I just wasn’t that hungry, having had a late lunch…

Anyway, much to our disappointment—and contrary to the rumours we’d heard—Jackie Chan did not show up.

There are bombs, and then there’s…

Saturday, April 12th, 2003

Glitter was on sale at Fry’s for $7.99.

As far as I could tell, there were no takers.


Wednesday, April 9th, 2003

On TV there are reports that jubilant Iraqis are looting the Baghdad offices of the United Nations.

Rest in peace…

Monday, April 7th, 2003

… or rot in Hell, as the case may be.

Chemical Ali is dead.

Hmm, too much information?

Monday, April 7th, 2003

A headline on the Fox News Channel reads, “Marines near Baghdad no longer wearing chem suits”.

Well, yeah, maybe now that you’ve let everyone know, the Iraqis will use those chemical weapons!



Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003

Mailed my state and federal tax returns today.

Hopefully the TaxCut Deluxe software I used didn’t screw up something—I’ve heard one alarming anecdote to that effect. I switched over to H&R Block’s TaxCut software from Intuit’s TurboTax because I didn’t want to deal with the horrible anti-piracy measures that were incorporated into this year’s edition. (I, for one, have never pirated TurboTax or QuickTax, its Canadian variant, in the five years I’ve used the software.) That being said, I found the TaxCut software to be vastly inferior to TurboTax, in terms of ease-of-use and features.