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.
I know that each of these functions is available separately, or in certain combinations (DVD/VCR, the Gateway wireless connected DVD) but is there any device that combines all four in one unit? If we had to, we could forego the VCR component of the device and just use our old VCR.
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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