That is all.
Day: June 30, 2007
glad news, sad news
My philosophical buddy Avinash called and reminded me to be rational – it was a lovely conversation. I met him while I was running the Simplicity Meetup group last year.
Katie has a job!!!! She picked it out, applied, interviewed her new boss as hard as he interviewed her, and I am very proud of her.
Lady Miss Banjola is a pharmacist! Dred her blisterpakking skillz!
I have come to the conscious decision to let go of some stuff and it hurts, but it’s kind of a good hurt, if you know what I mean. I’m talking material stuff.
Sad news…. Cali, Tom and Peggy’s kitty, aetat 24, is v. poorly and not going to make it.
gloomy take on climate change
Godawmighty, the techsphere’s buzzing like a rhythmically whacked wasp’s nest about the Iphone. Boingboing.net went so gaga they might as well be writing advertising copy for Apple, and someguy over there said ‘THIS IS THE UI WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR’. They are aware, of course, how breathless and ecstatic they sound so they posted under the title “Jesus is Risen”. o RLY. Indeed, as RobofNine would say.
Just so, as mOm would say.
I just found the remote that came with my computer. Who knew, back in 1992, that computers could have remotes?
Saw Keith, read TWO (okay, most of two) Aubrey/Maturin books yesterday AND went to Shrek III. Yes, Shrek III isn’t ‘as good’ as the first two. But it’s still way funnier than just about everything else out there. Would have been nicer if it had taken me less than an hour to get home, but oh well. That’s life with no car. While he was here I unlimbered my credit card and bought (or so I believe, but I never got a frikking confirmation email) two books about … gee… can you guess???? Aubrey Maturin!!!! One of them is a book by book atlas and the other is detailed illustrations of all those heaps of frikkin nautical terms. I’ll probably break into them before I give them to Keith, but he’s jiggy with that. Anyway, with any luck they’ll get here before his birthday, and if they don’t nae borra. He’ll be 21. Can you believe I pushed him out of my body 21 years ago??? it’s bizarre. He’s so adult and calm and inspiring, and so easily pleased.
Day 1 of no beer. At Katie’s grad I said I didn’t think I could live a month without beer. Then I realized that this was the single saddest, and possibly stupidest, thing I had ever heard myself say. After taking thought, I figured if I can pass most of the month of July without beer, I’ll be in good shape. Dunno how I’m going to get through Tuesday though – I always drink a beer before I perform (One beer Only), as I find it prevents worry. More than one beer, though, impedes performance. Didn’t Shakespeare do a bit on that? It’s also bizarre to think that in my personal take on Ol’ Abe Maslow’s Cone of Consciousness, Beer outranks Sex. What am I, Homer Simpson??? Sad mismanagement in that, dear friends.
Off to the weight room now, I have an appointment with one of the infernal machines.