Dave Barry on Windows XP

I went to my second i-Club event on Saturday, the Queens Meet #8. It was cold out but I bundled up with long underwear and kept pretty warm.
More Queens Meet 8 pics here and here.
My car is the silver wagon on the right in the first photo (that’s my leg sticking out of the driver’s side door.) Another guy with a silver wagon bought a very nice set of used OZ 17″ wheels from Garrick (blue wagon in the “blubarus” photo) and I was jealous 🙂 You can see the wheels in question in the fourth photo from the top.
One cool thing was that another guy, Ray, and I traded armrests. He’s shorter than me but had the extended armrest (which got in the way of his shifting) and I had wanted the extended one but didn’t want to pay the outrageous $150 or whatever Subaru wanted for a bunch of plastic. So we swapped out our armrests.
It was very cool to see so many Imprezas in one place, especially so many WRXs. This is the kind of thing where I really see the value of a digital camera.

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Dave Barry on Windows XP
I’ve been a loyal Windows man since the first version, which required you to write on the screen with crayons. Every year or so, Microsoft comes out with a new version, which Microsoft always swears is better and more reliable, and I always buy it. I bought Windows 2.0, Windows 3.0, Windows 3.1415926, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows RSVP, The Best of Windows, Windows Strikes Back, Windows Does Dallas, and Windows Let’s All Buy Bill Gates a House the Size of Vermont.
My computers keep having seizures, but I keep buying Windows versions, hoping I’ll get lucky. I’m like the loser in the nightclub who keeps hitting on the hot babe. His shoes are squishing from the piña colada she poured on him, but he’s thinking: “She’s warming up to me!”
I bring this all up because now Microsoft has a new version out, Windows XP, which according to everybody is the “most reliable Windows ever.” To me, this is like saying that asparagus is “the most articulate vegetable ever.”