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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Today, summer felt autumn breathing down its neck, so it gave us a classic summer day to remind us that it’s still August: hot and sunny, but breezy enough to keep the heat from turning oppressive. The cicadas called loud and desperately to each other. If you like summer, this would have been your day. I spent much of the workday fighting small fires; apps that […]

Monday, August 29, 2005

Ahhhh, I love Mondays. I really do. I’m usually rested thanks to the weekend, and I charge headlong through the workday, getting all sorts of things done, to come home tired but fulfilled. So I did. I spent a fair chunk of the morning reviewing my projects and tasks and laying out a Next Actions list. Then I spent the rest of the day powering through it. Incredibly satisfying. Odd that I don’t do it more often. Then […]

Sunday, August 28, 2005

A good, quiet couple of days. Though it’s interesting I should say that; I’m sure others would describe a “quiet couple of days” as hell. Such things are on my mind because I’ve been looking for romance on eHarmony. Funny how this process of looking for someone else makes you think more about yourself. Well, I want to make a good impression on any girl I’d meet. I have little love for the eHarmony […]

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Achingly beautiful day. Warm, breezy; the Earth herself is in a chipper mood, smiling brightly. A day so beautiful I couldn’t quite bear to stay at work all day. So, after truthfully completing all the work assigned to me, I cut out a little early and headed over to the local landfill to get a load of mulch. This is to stave off the lady who couldn’t remember what mulch is called. I got there […]

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Another late night and short entry. Excellent day at work. Busy all day, but pleasanatly so—I had a bunch of things to do, each of which I accomplished in under an hour. So it was all stuff I could just do, and check off my list. I left work, stopped by a local McDonald’s for a chicken strips meal (which tasted like well-salted crispy leather strips), then drove straight to a friend’s house for a night of role-playing. […]

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I’ve had one of those weird days where I came home ready to finish catching up from the weekend, but didn’t get to any of it. Instead, I took out the pork I’d bought to make sweet and sour pork, chopped up the green pepper and onion, put my knife through the pork…and discovered that this pork was still on the bone. Well, couldn’t very well dice this, so instead I just pan-fried […]

Monday, August 22, 2005

Wow. I’m beat, but I’m tickled pink by this weekend. Where to begin? Thursday was a day of getting ready for the weekend; cleaning up the yard, doing laundry, etc. Got it pretty much all done before heading out to role-play with some friends that evening. We’re playing an SF mafia campaign in which they just managed to defend Mafia HQ against a massive invasion force made […]

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I love my boss. Today, he took the CM team (a total of five) out to lunch, on the company’s expense. We mainly griped and discussed work-related frustrations. It was a great team-building exercise (a term I usually use in contempt); I returned to work energized by it. At which point he announced he plans to hold them every quarter. What a great guy. Had a good, productive day at work, then came home and watched the second […]

Monday, August 15, 2005

Just finished re-watching the first Harry Potter movie. I remember being impressed but a little disappointed with tiny things about the movie—I thought the big Quidditch match was a bit hard to follow, and it seemed they didn’t cover near as much as the book did, and the performances were excellent but not quite everything I’d hoped they’d be. Now, with distance, my complaints have vanished like smoke up a chimney. […]

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Welll, that was fun. After a morning spent tearing through various chores in preparation for the day, I hopped in my truck and took a different route to GMU. I’d just received a SmartToll transponder, and was eager to try it out. I figured out a likely route, left very early, and got to GMU no sooner than I would have had I not taken the toll road. Well. Disappointing, but I’ll try a few other […]

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