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Monday, December 31, 2001 — New Year’s Eve

…Yeeesh, I haven’t updated this diary in a very long time. Shame on me. I spent today at an informal New Year’s Eve party, at a co-worker‘s house. I surprised myself by enjoying it more than I normally enjoy parties. Being painfully shy, parties are generally uncomfortable events for me. This party had just the right mixture of interesting (but, thankfully, sane) people and tasty food to both stimulate and relax me. In fact, […]

Tuesday, December 25, 2001 — Christmas Day

I haven’t seen a flake of snow yet this season, but despite having a Grey Christmas, I’m having a wonderful time. It’s been a quiet Christmas, which is a welcome relief after the rush of the last few days. My Grandmother came over to our house this morning, and the four of us (Grandmother, my parents, and I) opened presents until noon. We had a leisurely dinner of beef stroganoff (sp?), green beans, breadsticks, […]

Monday, December 24, 2001 — Christmas Eve

It amazes me to report it, but everything went smoothly. I’m trying to fight having a negative attitude about my luck (I find the “With my luck something will go wrong” attitude distasteful), but innumerable events could have conspired against me (see that negative attitude?). Instead, the wedding came off without a hitch. The service only lasted for about half an hour, and then the reception was in the lobby […]

Sunday, December 23, 2001

We’re on the road today! Karl Gross, one of my best friends during my high school years, is getting married tomorrow in Norfolk. My parents and I are drove down to Norfolk this afternoon, and we’re staying in a small Ramada near the ocean. The breeze carries a taste of the sea…. I am slightly annoyed that Karl decided to get married on Christmas Eve. Sure, it makes for a very special time, but it’s a major inconvenience for everyone […]

Saturday, December 22, 2001

Well. Today was unexpectedly busy for me. Either my Mom forgot to tell me, or I forgot, that my sister, her husband, and their three daughters were coming over here for the day today. So, I ran to my book club (where, after discussing Christians’ need to stand up and do the right thing for Christ no matter how people act, nobody was willing to ask the clerk to turn down the music), then finished […]

Friday, December 21, 2001

Updated the kitchen, and added links to the new comics I’ve found. Other than that, I’ve been posting to alt.fiction.original lately. My motives are mostly selfish: Now that I’m writing a bit sometimes, I’d like a community where I can post my fiction and get some feedback. I may also be able to recruit some fans for my webdrama idea, if I do indeed write it. Also note the new anime song […]

Thursday, December 20, 2001

It’s odd to go on walkabout, and find yourself. Several weeks ago, I slowly realized something about myself. Whenever I arrive home, I immediately flick on my main computer’s monitor (I keep it running 24/7, processing SETI@home data) and fire up my e-mail client. If I can, I’ll answer e-mails before dinner. When I return to my room after dinner, I jump onto the web and read through the few message boards that I frequent. […]

December 19, 2001

OK, my readers deserve a better diary entry for today than what I’ve been providing thus far. The very breath of Zeus has been sweeping through my garden. The trees are swaying like they’re in a hypnotic trance, dancing to a music I can only hear as the whistle of the wind. And at right, you can see what happens when a dead tree branch falls on a plastic chair. This occurred about ten feet away […]

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Stayed home from work today, in the hopes of completing a few errands. I did manage to have my truck inspected, and I renewed its registration for two years. That’s a load off my mind, one that’s been hanging around for months. I also watched Keeping the Faith, a wonderful little romantic comedy, with my parents. Good stuff. I’m tired. That seems to be the primary thing on my mind right now. I’m organizing my room a bit. […]

December 17, 2001

I’ve finished the changes to the diary scripts. Everything seems to be running just fine now, with the new timestamps. I’m beginning to think that I need to update my diary scripts. This doesn’t come from the scripts’ age; code doesn’t rust. These scripts have been well-tested. But, they lack one major feature: they were written assuming a minimum granularity of one day. When I find myself posting […]

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