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Friday, July 29, 2005

It’s late, and I’m tired. So, very briefly: Lunch with my Mom today at a Chinese restaurant very near my work. Much fun. A productive day at work, if boring. Wrote a bit more of the VR story. Posted some. At a friend’s excellent suggestion, organized an impromptu Guy’s Night Out for tomorrow night. Can’t wait. Tomorrow should be interesting, as I have a phone call with Saalon, an Otherspace meeting, plus GNO. […]

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Another quiet day at work, helping out a few people and generally organizing things. I plan to spend tomorrow tucking in to at least one major project, which at this point will be a relief. Finally, something to do! I had intended to spend the evening running errands, but once I got home, nuked a frozen dinner, and got into a comfortable chat with Saalon, I decided against it. Didn’t have an immediate need for any […]

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

This morning was brutally hot, as it has been for the previous couple of days. Walk outside and summer sits on your shoulders, weighing you down, slapping you with heat. As I drank my orange juice this morning, I looked at my backyard and realized I hadn’t watered in a few days. Everything looked pretty good—I have a few pots, and the plants in them weren’t collapsed like dead soldiers—but I knew they’d need water. Well. Work’s […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Brennen‘s been posting a multi-part essay (see part 1 and part 2) about the state of American primary education. He’s working very hard to make a case with which I generally agree. However, I want to argue two points. One: Why punish children for using the language of their parents, their older siblings, and their culture at large? Does saying “fuck” actually render a person somehow less valuable? Contrariwise, do […]

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hot day. As soon as I stepped outside, summer wrapped me in a thick blanket of heat and humidity. I practically staggered under its oppressiveness. More is expected tomorrow. Which means…what, exactly? Par for the course in D.C. Our summers can be vicious brutes. A lot of people around here talk wistfully of moving to the Carolinas, where you still get the seasons but summers aren’t as nasty. Of course, they never move. D.C. […]

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Hey, I managed to update every weekday last week! Hurray for me. Saturday was a quiet, lazy day, though “lazy” for me means that I completed ten tasks instead of twenty. My primary goal this weekend is to catch up on Gundam Seed Destiny, so I watched a handful of episodes yesterday. I’m now up to episode 32 (out of 50, probably), so I ‘m now well into the main plot. The show […]

Friday, July 22, 2005

Sasha the Space Corps Boy just left my house, where we had a great time watching the new Appleseed movie (I’m now annoyed by the reviews that sniffed at its mediocre plot; it’s little more than a high-powered action movie, but it does a great job at being one. The plot is somewhat complex, but this is not a deep movie, and it never pretends to be. That’s why […]

July 21, 2005

…But, no, that’s not going to happen. I spent all evening on the phone doing business with Saalon, and vegging out in front of MST3K (“The Killer Shrews”), exhaustion seeping into my bones like dry rot. I’m beat. I’m so beat that I’m calling off a bunch of my commitments for this weekend, and plan to spend the next few days recharging. I need it. Lots of good stuff this week, but too […]

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

This was the last day of the certification audit at work. As yesterday, I just had to wait for information requests, and today, I received none. I did attend the final briefing, at which I received a round of applause for my efforts. So. A good day. I arrived home, ate dinner, started a load of laundry, and received a phone message from a member of my role-playing group, who asked if we could switch role-playing to tonight. I glanced at the clock, swallowed the last gulp […]

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

What a peculiar day. I returned home from the game last night at midnight, trudged upstairs…and felt heat like an oven was left on. Now, my oven doesn’t work, and it’s not upstairs. Uh-oh. I went back downstairs and realized: Yesterday, I switched the A/C off so I could talk to a friend outside while standing next to the A/C unit and he wouldn’t think I was standing next to a running jet engine. I forgot to switch […]

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