At any rate, visiting with my family was disturbingly pleasant, and I actually enjoyed it. I think health problems are a big part of it. See, my Dad's been suffering from really bad reflux- so bad in fact, that it completely destroyed part of his esophagus, and his body counteracted by growing small-intestine cells there. Now, as you might imagine, growing cells from another organ is considered _bad_, and this is a precancerous condition. I've never seen my father happier. "I've been living like I'm twenty-two, and I'm fifty-two. I can't live like that anymore."
I raided my sister's CD collection and grabbed some stuff for MP3s, there was a punk sampler album with some cool bands on it, and in my soft spot for emo there was room for a Jimmy Eats World album too. It was funny though, going through my sister's CDs, saying, "Oh, that's cool, this one's good, Laura-Beth! Ashlee Simpson? How could you?" "It was a phase."
When she's a bit older I think I'm going to drag her up here and inflict her on people- my sister has a personality now! It's kinda creepy and weird, but rather cool.
In other news, I decided to break out XCode, the OSX developer tool and poke around a little bit trying to learn Cocoa, the graphical API for OSX and HOLEE CARP (that was intentional- I've decided to replace crap with carp)! The interface builder kicks ass. I just built a web browser without writing a single line of code. It allows you to connect controls so when someone uses a control, it automatically calls a method of some other control. Beeutiful.
Alright, I'm gonna defrag for a bit, then I'll probably break out my new vacuum and attack the carpets and generally straighten up a bit so that when I'm gone for _two weeks_ it doesn't end up too bad.
Tuesday: Pittsburg. Sunday after: Harrisburg. Next: THE WORLD!!!!