2013.01.03: Welcome to the Wonderful World of High Technology!
Computers, exercise, shopping; disease and metaphors; food, cooking, and perhaps some drawing ... these are a few of my favorite things.
A. I got in a couple rounds of exercise today. It's a bit like boxing ... it comes in rou... Read more
2013.01.02: January 2, Electric Boogaloo
Inside: Goals, the day in review, and a little more.
I. Day in Review, in 3 Parts
A. Doing: Just household chores for the most part, such as several loads of laundry and a little cleaning, changing the sheets on both beds, etc. But the... Read more
The briefest of updates:
(1) 'The X-Files' -- we began season three, "The Blessing Way."
(2) We've continued with 'Dollhouse,' up to episode 7 of season 1 ... in which *everyone goes cuckoo!*
(3) Back to eating "good food" ... fin... Read more
Last Monday and last entry of the year. We went on the road (only a short trip), ate out, finished a season, finished a movie, and so on.
This is our third New Year's Eve together, and we have a 'tradition' of sorts: brunch at the C... Read more
It should get warmer during the week, with lows around 40 and highs in the 50s; we were down to freezing last night. This is, of course, "nothing," as my friends elsewhere in the country have to deal with snow, ice, and cold temperatures. We won... Read more
Szechuan Saturday, or: What I'm Reading but not Eating
A couple weeks ago Ms. S. and I stopped by our favorite local Mexican restaurant for a treat, and this led to a discussion or the origin of several supposedly 'authentic' ethnic dishes. And this led Ms. S. first to mentioning and then lending me... Read more
A Forgettable Friday
Not much accomplished today; still recovering from the holidays.
In the transition from Christmas Eve to Christmas I hauled around a five-gallon bucket of liquid.
Several days later and my back has finally reached peak pain; it... Read more
It did't begin that way, with a continued argument of some sort at 2:30 in the morning ... 3am, even: a couple women raising their voices outside, and at least down a couple doors, never coming to blows but obviously consumed by fits of anger. M... Read more
Workless Wednesday Placeholder, or: "It's smaller on the outside."
That's a first. Now this feels like a vacation. Sleeping in late, eating leftovers, watching TV, and relaxing.
1. We got home after midnight; the girls got fed then (rather than 6pm) and so didn't even inquire about breakfast until about 9a... Read more
Tuesday Tasks & Treats
In summary, before going to Ms. S.'s parents' place:
1. Didn't sleep.
2. Stayed up and bottled.
3. Stayed up and packed presents.
4. Browsed the web a bit; returned to present labeling (a creative task in collective)
5. Snacked (nut... Read more
Merry Monday X-Mas Eve
While my slumber was achieved late and disturbed frequently, the day itself went smoothly and at times productively. It was a pleasant Christmas Eve.
Ms. S. and I stayed up late to watch an episode of 'The X-files' ... but it turned... Read more
Sunday Sitting Around
Sunday is brunch-promt time, and today as I wrote the cats decided that my lap and forearms were a good place tot settle down and nap ... who am I to argue?
The question a friend and I pondered was whether we could or would be 'productive' ... Read more
Saturday Sideshow Attractions
Some junk food, junk entertainment, a gift, and so on. All in a three-part diary form.
I. The Gift
In the early afternoon my phone rang ... and unexpected and unrecognized but local number; it turned out to be a florist looking to deli... Read more
This evening I got introduced to 'The Truman Show' ... a movie I've wanted to watch for years but had never gotten around to.
It's such a 'me' sort of movie.
Shopping in the afternoon for X-mas gifts and the like, after shoppi... Read more
Thursday Thinking and Theory
And a few practical matters. Running down the day, reflections on an episode, and more.
Somehow I was first awoken at 1:44 in the morning.
That's what clocks are for: noticing such things. But I stayed asleep after that until a... Read more