Monday, August 31, 2009

Wow, cooking's a lot easier with a big open surface.
Weekend of way too much activity over, settling into shortish workweek, then another, then vacation.

Want to make some Chinese steamed buns.

Yesterday was a bit of a whirl, it's best emblem our short ride on The Orbiter at the Cummington Fair. Have finally stopped feeling woozy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Joints hurt.

Under blanket with dogs.
Drinking coffee with wife & computers at new kitchen table, was going to put on Chelsea Girl, but couldn't find it. Just listened to a side of the great girl groups in lieu of.

Need to do a bunch of work, go to surprise party, etc., etc.

Last night, a lot of hard rain, still dripping.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Went & bought that kitchen table, took it home, reassembled it, went & got some stools from the unfinished furniture place on the south side of town. Haven't had much time to play with it yet as just after I got done with all that, L. got home & we headed to Northampton for zine fair.

Pretty hopping scene, that. Lots of nice work, bought some. Byron bought one of each of the zines L. brought (a lot, dating back to 1995 or some such). Brian sucked me into helping him activate his new cell phone. He said, "I keep getting your wife & Joel's wife confused!"

Like living in bad novel, sheesh.
Wrapping up the week's work, going to go see if I can't buy a kitchen table after.

Endless week, endless weekend, another endless week, been pretty tired the past couple of days.

Yesterday, talked with my mom about how much she likes "Fairest of the Seasons", should be listening to more music.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Didn't make it to Transperformance, late in the day at work tried to figure out if I could cadge some free tix, turned out I couldn't, got stuck late at work fixing a server, L. called to tell me they were sold out.

So, instead, came home & made a warm potato salad with andouille & c., boiled corn, sliced up a beautiful golden heirloom tomato. Watched an extremely low budget movie about time travel, am going to read some more of a scifi novel I got for vacation. Don't worry, I have more.

L.'s upstairs working on her comic book.

Humidity finally broke, picture of contentment.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Went to a birthday party, spent most of my time there feeling strangely out of sorts, still tired from all the driving around, I guess.

In other news from the tired front, this morning I was supposed to go to work in Greenfield for a while, but drove straight to Northampton instead, then realized what I had done & returned to Greenfield, sheesh.

Really, sheesh.

Just came up to go to bed & discovered somebody had made me an administrator of their website, must have that administrative look that inspires confidence. Should bottle & sell it. Or, better, soda.

Soda pop, soda pop.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Last night, fell asleep to gossip about what an egocentric jerk Zachary Quinto was as a youth.

Morning return trip uneventful, gale force winds failed to materialize, bit of a disappointment in a way.

About to go fetch the pups, excited to see them.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

On the bus to the closed South Beach to check out high seas. Still drying off from swim in protected waters.

Earlier, went for bagels & coffee with kid. He should be practicing for show later now.

Feeling salty.

Friday, August 21, 2009

After a heck of a lot of driving around, much of it in unpleasantly heavy traffic, am settled peacefully in an arm chair in C.B.'s Vineyard Haven apartment. L. has gone out for beverages. Awaiting mine anxiously.

Before fetching kid, went to New Haven Ikea & purchased this & that for the home, also very inexpensive cinnamon buns.
Weekend plans have been pushed forward a day, need to go fetch the kid from Bridgeport ferry, proceed to Woods Hole ferry.

Need to take the pups to their spa shortly.

Maybe some leftover curry.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pickles is feeling better, finally made that curry.

It's cooling off.

Back porch morning glories, pale blue & white, after long lying dormant, have now gone bananas. There were 9 blooming when I was out with the dogs around 7:30 this AM, by 9:15, L. counted 13.

Week has been seeming a bit endless, probably just the heat.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Went home last night thinking of making a vegetable curry, when I got home, it was too hot to face cookery. Went out for nice Chinese instead, green boba tea & c.

Pickles seems to be feeling poorly.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Very hot & in the latter part, very humid, but all in all, a damn fine weekend. I vote yes for more shows in the park, Bunnybrains + little children at play = good times.

Pretty lazy day today, slept in while L. went to help make the Free Harvest Supper, went shoe shopping & to see District 9, came home & boiled some corn & made sandwiches, watched some Lost.

Peretz has a new plan wherein we buy 4 adjoining condos & Pickles supports us by running a B & B in one. Pickles wants his chef's hat & apron. L. wants none of it.

Me, I'm on the fence.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

From time to time, I notice myself disappearing into things, nobody home. More than from time to time, really.

Agitated and blank, blank and agitated, just plain blank.

Tired, fan noise, tired.

Tomorrow, performance art in the park.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Spent the morning providing technical solution to social problem, in this case attempting to paper over poor business continuity planning.

Yesterday, ordered vacation reading, the new Pynchon, two Iain M. Banks novels, would like to be reading them by the seaside already.

Thinking about kitchen redesign.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Turned into a bit of a hectic day at work, nothing too serious, would've been more fun without the ongoing headache.

Home to pasta and tomato sandwiches, Advil, TV. Good times.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Home sick. Spent the morning with a sinus headache so bad moving my head slightly led to pretty extreme dizziness. Feeling a little better now, did some dishes, doing laundry, getting tired way too easily. Resting again now.

Truck just drove by with a low, loud whine.

Should listen to some music. Wish it would rain.

OK, listening to The Cars' version of 'Little Black Egg', things are looking up.

Monday, August 10, 2009

OK, definitely some low level head cold excitement underway, itchy eyes & throat, sleepy, sleepy, sleepy. Could use some soup.

Last night, woke to passing storm parched & sweaty.

Peretz has finally given the new couch his seal of approval.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Woke sneezing & coughing violently, ick.

Yesterday, pretty relaxing & idyllic, day before, after making stew, went to friends' art opening, nice stuff.

Had a dream about the Bennington College website, strange banner at the bottom of the page about animated robots prevented actual use of the page.

New couch's arrival coincided nicely with the arrival of Lost on Netflix instant viewing.

Going to go out for late brunch shortly.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Itchy last little bit at work for week, itchy, itchy, itchy.

Want to go home & make a stew.

Flat & vague & diffuse, then suddenly, sharp & clear as a blood diamond.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Oh so dull have I become. New couch is a blast.

Seaside excursion mildly complicated by scattered thundershowers. Brisk, wavy beach. And cold.

Show at Brattle opened with comedy team, not half bad. Joe Pernice reads from his novel about Hitler moustaches, Joe Pernice covers the earth, Joe Pernice reads from his novel about Lou Barlow, Joe Pernice plays some originals. Chairs there narrower than I remember, must've done some improvements.

Thought the drive home would be cake under the high, full moon, but the damp made glare a problem. Also more construction than one could shake a stick at had one the urge to do so. Should've settled in Erving & wired for the dogs.

V, v, v. Swiveling so fast it looks still.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Employers are choosing to aggravate me beyond the usual. Anybody in need of a sysadmin?

Am told that new couch is in place awaiting my return home. Beach & music tomorrow.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Hoo boy, dbr & his very busy day.

Drove out this AM to meet pals in from out of town at the MassMOCA, toured museum extensively with pals.

Drove back to Greenfield to fetch L., set out on tour of favorite junk food spots of southwestern MA & north central CT.

Then went to show in Northampton, got home from that around one, stayed up talking to Chris a couple more hours.

Maybe I'll regret it tomorrow, but it's very nice to see them both.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Today, we went to New Hampshire and bought a couch. Also responded to yet another work emergency.

Tomorrow, Chris & Emily are visiting.

Going to fall asleep watching anime.