Tuesday, March 30, 2010

While I've been away:

Also, we got a cute little TV for K., who seems to like it. L. made delicious salty rolls. Trying to do vacation planning. Just sent off another job application. Dogs are sick of rain, sick of me, sick of their rainy day projects, and in Peretz's case, sick all over the carpet in the hall upstairs. Red planet take me home.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Waiting around at K's new place for refrigerator deliverers. Fixed her Roku.

Could use a snack.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just back from a rather disappointing trip to the local department store, didn't like their selection of ice crushers, they didn't have the replacement mixer paddle I wanted, etc., etc.

Came home to learn from Internet that no one makes ice crushers that I like. May have to hit some antique shops.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

So no practice after all, Andy had to go visit an in-law in hospital.

Show, though, good show. Could've done without the nearly dying on flooded roads driving home, can't have everything.

Inhospitable uncle. Fried chicken for dinner. Cookies from yesterday.

Twitchy, witchy. Ed Emberley on how to draw Fleetwood Mac with thumbprints and Flair pen.

Got an antique typewriter.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Oh, dearie, another workweek, didn't really exit the previous cleanly, stuff keeps coming up.

Phone is making disturbing beep tone in server room.

After work, band practice, then quiet improv show at Hampshire. Lather, rinse, etc.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Morning of futzing about with servers thanks to Microsoft's nth iteration of crappy embedded database, ick.

Beautiful day, purple flowers blooming in the yard, Pickles has broken out his sun hat & water wings.

Hideously busy week at work, no sign of settling down.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Been thinking about stuff to write, also advertising models. Not actually writing much, obviously.

Neil wants a scifi script for one. One Hell Planet coming up, eventually, maybe.

Also, my hosting provider has broken my website, spent the early AM in support limbo, maybe they'll fix it later.

On the advertising front, the question foremost in my mind is "Why has no one tried to address the degradation of trust & consequently value caused by the chaotic sleaziness of web advertising?"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A few days of sleepy blur, could use a few thousand more.

Should really walk the dog before the heavy rain starts.

Going to do taxes in a bit.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What a crappy blogger I am getting to be, how do you stand it?

Working from home, made some matzoh brei, and on and on and on. Possibly I need to be worked up about something or other to get the symbolic systems moving- cheerful, alert, not the least bit worked up.

Band name is 'egg, eggs' BTW, mixed reaction from the guys, but I still think we should go with it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Finally came up with a name for the new band I think I can live with, we'll see how others feel about it.

Back at the daily grind for the moment, after that, no more being in the office this week, hurrah.

Speaking of, could use some coffee.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Had some comp time coming, decided to take it this week. Having a nice day off - laundry, recycling, lunch with L, yard time with pups, etc.

Wishing we were in Hawaii.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Bar Mitzvah went swimmingly, afterbrunch also a lot of fun, at least until the Katz family showed up. Long story short, we're probably not allowed back at the Grange any time soon.

Pickles is in his cups, birthday hat sideways, fur everywhere, keeps busting stuff up, then having a sad, reflective moment mumbling through the first bit of the Mourner's Kaddish. Next event, no open bar.

Need to take Peretz to an ATM to deposit checks.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Pleasant morning working from home, listening to Vashti Bunyan, etc.

Setting up remote administrative workstation for Greenfield folks, running network diagnostics, AOK.

Hoping for a restful weekend.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Happy birthday Peretz, T.

Peretz wants everybody to come to his Bar Mitzvah this coming Saturday, 10 AM, Temple Kelev Shalom, brunch to follow at the Grange, shrimp dumplings with special spicy sauce, etc.

Monday, March 01, 2010

OK, so, ancient brown station wagon has triumphantly passed inspection, survives to fight another day. In an interesting twist, it is no longer subject to emissions testing due to a change in Massachusetts law.

Just got done repairing amazingly borked imac filesystem, hurrah.