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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

My jaw’s been sore for the past few days, still healing from my dental appointment last week. At least it seems to be hurting less. But a painful jaw should get you out of anything. You should be able to say only, “My jaw hurts,” and boom! Time off from work, discounts at Starbuck’s, and an empty lane in front of you on the road. In any event, I feel like I’m slipping away from […]

Monday, May 29, 2006

Had a fun Memorial Day with my parents. All we did was go to the grocery store then stayed home and chatted, but that was great. It’s a real blessing to have parents with which that’s fun. Came home and tried a bit of meditation. I recently read an excellent article about meditation, which re-encouraged me to try it. So I spent five minutes sitting on the floor, consciously quieting my mind. […]


Well, that was an exciting way to end the day. First, yesterday: My new tenant moved in. Finally! I found a tenant, and a normal person at that. She had a couple of trips on Saturday, hauling the amazing amount of stuff that’s always needed during a move. That went fine. I then had a wonderful evening with Mandy, as usual, watching Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro. Yes, anime. But really good anime. And she […]


Well, that’s that. I just sold my PowerMac G5. I had put an ad on CraigsList last week, and somebody came by today to buy it. A very nice young woman, a local web designer in fact, who was thrilled to get such a nice machine at this price (honestly, I couldn’t have sold it for more anywhere, as far as I can see). Why would I sell a computer? Well, honestly, I don’t need it. I bought […]

Friday, May 26, 2006

Decided to stay home from work today, and I’m glad I did; I didn’t even feel like doing anything at home, much less work. So I lazed around the house, watching MST3K and Radar Men From The Moon. I’m increasingly attracted to the old serial format, of a larger story told in small, exciting pieces. It required a certain focus on movement; you couldn’t have long pointer scenes or drawn-out exchanges of existentialist […]

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Got three teeth drilled today, so I’m having a tough time concentrating enough to write anything coherent. Been watching the most recent MST3K collection. The movies are…bad. Which goes without saying, you’d thionk, except that MST3K always had two kinds of movies: cheesy movies and bad movies. The cheesy ones are entertaining in their own weird way; they plot may never go anywhere, […]

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

And I did it. I managed to finish everything I wanted to last night, without feeling exhausted. It was tiring, though; I can’t do that every single night. Need at least a bit of total relaxation. In a fit of brain activity while mourning the death of my Syllable laptop, I did manage to hook up another computer and install the latest version of Syllable on that. So, huzzah! I finally have a system with which I can support the open-source […]

Monday, May 22, 2006

It’s a perfect day. Weather-wise, at least. About seventy degrees, sunny, with just enough clouds to provide gilding for the clear blue sky. You could walk or run and not feel the least bit like sweating, or you could stand in the shade in a t-shirt and feel comfortable. What’s better than that? Well, obviously, a few things: Deep love. Honor. Respect. Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Mmmm. (You […]



Had a great date with Mandy on Friday, where we started out with dinner at a sushi restaurant. I’ve had sushi only twice before in my life, and both times myself and those with me were novices. Mandy knows what she’s talking about, so I was able to thoroughly enjoy every delicious bite. There’s something about the way it all comes together that just makes for an amazing […]

A Fairly Productive Evening

Let’s see. What have I done lately? It’s been a tough week at work. I finished up a major delivery, which was the first time I’ve had to do this particular process. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing, but I amazed myself by actually doing it, and with no outside help whatsoever. So it ended up being a confidence-booster, but an exhausting one. Spent Wednesday night […]

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