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A Sunday Spent at Home, and the Pleasures Thereof

I like staying home. I have a good friend who, if he’s stayed home for an hour or two, is overcome with a need to go out, see people, and do things. I can sympathize, but I almost never share the impulse. I’ve made my home a place I enjoy living in. That’s kind of the point of having a home, isn’t it? Why not enjoy it? Which is why I spent all day yesterday […]

October 30, 2005

Meanwhile, Saalon is back, with a neat description of our hacker travails. Halloween Comes Once a Year, It’s Almost Here, It’s Almost Here After a day spent on chores and a productive Otherspace meeting that’s uninteresting to anyone outside it, I sat down tonight to re-watch John Carpenter’s Halloween. Every time I watch this movie—as I do every October—I am more impressed than I was the last time I watched it. It’s […]

Paati o shimasho!

Well, the Pumpkin Carving Party was a complete success. I’m already planning for next year’s, which I want to make even better. It came on the heels of a bit of a disastrous day at the office, from a productivity perspective. I could not make myself fall asleep Thursday night, so I ended up sleeping through my alarm this morning and got to work late. I’d scheduled a one-on-one lunch with my boss today, so that […]

Thursday, October 27, 2005

My Mom just left after a wonderful evening. Don’t have time to describe my day in detail, but briefly: I’ve read some fascinating, thought-provoking books, and applied them today, which has been enlightening. My Mom worked on lining my curtains while I baked cupcakes and made deviled eggs for the party tomorrow. We then watched The Twins Effect, a Hong Kong vampire romantic comedy action flick. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Meanwhile, […]

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I hate nights like this, but I love nights like this. Get home late, thought that’s because I stayed at work late talking to my boss. Cool guy. I scheduled to take him out to lunch on Friday, so I can get to know him better. Anyvay. Got home late. I needed to do some laundry, and sweep the downstairs. And with the Pumpkin Carving Party coming up in two days, I needed to make Brain […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Well. A tiring day, but a good one. Spent much of the workday on little things, setting up various software environments and helping people with small problems. A good way to spend eight hours, really. Then I came home and began preparing for the Pumpkin-Carving Party on Friday. I’m preparing food in advance each day, and today I made another batch of caramel popcorn. Thanks to Chris’ recipe (thanks, Chris!) I made it in no […]

Monday, October 24, 2005

To Brennen, regarding #48: I’d love to be a participant in that discussion amongst your friends, but conclusions? Come now, I think you know better than that. Even if we all did reach any conclusions, I’d be immediately suspicious of them. I think the fact that we all can take the same data and arrive at different conclusions is one of the unique benefits of being human. Oh, and thanks […]

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Ask not about Friday! Friday was a black hole into which my time descended, and did not return. I did nothing, and didn’t even really have fun doing it. Ghost Stories Oh! I did watch the first episode of Ghost Stories, a bland and predictable anime that the American licensor completely rewrote and redubbed into a grown-up spastic comedy. Hilarious. Not so much Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, an anime […]

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Well. A scheduling error caused me to sleep in this morning, which made me an hour late for work. Fortunately, this wasn’t a problem in terms of the work itself; it just meant I had to stay late to make up for it. Also fortunately, I had two major projects to accomplish today, and together they took exactly eight hours to complete. I walked out of the office building with a spring in my step, knowing I had done […]

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Wow. I am exhausted. Just got back from a Chinese dance presentation at the Kennedy Center. It was fabulous—a combination of modern dance and martial arts, kind of. The second half was rather slow, as it was just people contorting their bodies to the sounds of bells (bells without melody, too), but the first half was a dynamic set of dances, some energetic, some mysterious, some tragic. Great stuff. But […]

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