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July 29, 2004

Here’s an attempt at describing my life for the next few weeks: Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 25 July 26 27 28 29Today 30Otakon 31Otakon morning, drive to Saalon‘s 1 AugustAt Saalon’s 2Drive back in morning 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18Sign townhouse contract 19Review townhouse 20 21Move clothing, pots, pans, […]

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Um. So. I don’t really have time to write an entry that fully describes my experiences today, but I did want to record this: I now own a townhouse. Well, I don’t exactly own it yet; we won’t close on it until mid-August. But I’ve signed the contract, and the seller’s signed the contract. Everything looks golden. I don’t really have an emotional reaction to this yet. I’m overwhelmed. It all happened […]

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Yes, yes, no updates. Much wailing and ululations of reprobation. I’m a baaad blogger. Much going on in my life. For one, I’m buying a townhouse, which scares me cold. I’m going to have to pay several thousand dollars just to perform the financial transaction. That’s without actually paying for the thing. And I feel bad when I spend more than a hundred bucks on anime. I know that this is the right thing for me to do […]

Friday, July 23, 2004

For the past several months, I’ve been reading Aaron Copland’s What to Listen For in Music. It’s a difficult book to read in one sitting, as it cover so much musical territory. I finally pushed through the last half of it this week. It’s an amazing work, really. Copland manages a concise overview of many major classical music styles and a guide through the process of musical composition. But running throughout every chapter is […]

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Wow, are my legs and feet sore. But, y’know, it’s a good kind of sore. (Cue the Far Side cowboy punctured with about two dozen arrows who, in a daze, is saying to his partner, “Yeah, Clem, it hurts, but y’know, it’s a good kind of hurt.”) Tuesday night, I decided to act on some information I’d read in Runner’s World about running barefoot. Apparently, a lot of current research suggests […]

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

One of the great advantages of moving out of one’s parents’ house is the ability to go back. My parents hosted a neighborhood party on Sunday, and I decided to go. It was a fun opportunity to see neighbors that I hadn’t talked to in years. And, I could bring deviled eggs. The eggs were a bit of a chore, as I’ve been working for awhile to perfect a system of baking the eggs instead of boiling them. I could put them on the racks of the oven (which […]

July 19, 2004

Lileks agrees with me about Spider-Man 2‘s music: Oh, and for those who insist that Elfman’s score is still something special: hum the theme. Go ahead. Just try. — James Lileks, July 19, 2004 Otherspace Productions is going well. I had three folks over at my apartment on Saturday: an in-betweener (who was actually redrawing one sequence to fix some errors in the key cels), a CGI […]

Friday, July 16, 2004

I’m feeling a little better today, especially as my deadline at work was pushed back two weeks. Yay! I can go to Otakon guilt-free! A few words on Mike Nelson’s Death Rat, as promised: I’d hoped the book would be gut-wrenchingly funny, but assumed it would be just a solid, fun book. It definitely fell into the latter category. It reminded me a bit of Terry Pratchett’s early Discworld […]

July 15, 2004

As expected, I’m in a fairly dark place right now. This is expected because I’ve now lived long enough to have learned that – simply because of regression to the mean – emotional high times in my life are usually followed by relatively low times. The high time, in this case, was my week with Saalon, which was a joy and fulfilling on several levels. He was great, and I loved hanging out […]

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Okay, I’m back. And doing my best to return to normal. Though, of course, our lives never return to a true, indefinite equilibrium. If history teaches us anything, it’s the constancy of change and the vast variety of human nature. Living a “normal” life implies an average, which simply isn’t meaningful when it comes to living life. But I am trying to re-establish my routines, and find better ways to live. I had my animators over on Saturday, […]

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