Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Monday, March 28, 2005
Infinite Improbability Drive
Yeah, so that was weird. And yes, I'm looking forward to the new Hitchiker's movie.
Coming Up For Air
Sunday was spent at brunch with Kevin and Rachel and Ali and Mark and Cyrus and Athena and Kira (Kev's cubemate), her husband, and their son Max. Good brunch was had including an absolutely divine Passionfruit Sorbet. Yum! We then set out for the cemetary for a good walk, lots of exploring, and some photos of graves and Easter eggs. The most fascinating thing we stumbled upon was an old gated grave site with six stones, one passed earlier, but the remaining five had "Vengeance is mine, saith the lord. I shall repay." scribed across the five gravestones (with the single interruption on the fourth stone). All of those folks died May 26, 1897. Very curious. The other interesting item was the big celtic cross headstone that had a dollar sign in the center on the front side, but not on back. Rachel (Fisher) kept finding interesting head stones that she liked, and oddly, the two she was drawn to were both for Fishers.
Came home feeling a bit poorly (Ammy doesn't do wind well, and it got very windy, right before the raining), and chilled out for a while. Finally decided to take back the videos from the night before, and picked up Dead Like Me and Ella Enchanted. Frittered away the remainder of my evening. Dead Like Me was fun. Looking forward to some more episodes of that. Ella was fun, but a little grating at time. When she picked up a bow to play her mandolin, I cringed. But if taken in the right fluffy spirit, it's a good children's farce with a strong cast including Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, and Eric Idle. Fun, fluffy, and non-threatening. Last, off to bed feeling like I'd actually relaxed this weekend, making work less work this morning. It feels a bit like I've been driving seventy on the freeway in fourth gear for a while, with the engines whining. Not feeling quite like that this morning. Except when I look to Friday when I take over my new job full-time and won't be done with my old job (and the major testing and retesting and communications and web training development that needs to go on there. But heck, it'll all work out. It always does.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Bunnies vs. Thursday Next
But what will I read when they're done? Ah well, I'm sure I'll find something.
Friday, March 18, 2005
Pixel is the Cutie-est!
Thursday, March 17, 2005
| You scored as Greek Pantheonic Pagan. One of the best well-known pantheons around is Greek, due to the popularity of the Greek myths. Pagans who fall into this catagory tend to follow the Mother and Father images of Zues and Hera, but it's not at all uncommon for their patron deities to be other Greek Gods or Heroes, such as Ares, Hades, Persephone, Apollo, Artemis, or Dionysis. |
Lusty and dramatic, the Greek Gods call to those who like epic tales and wild romance. You either already are a Greek Pantheon follower, or else you look to them often for insight.
What kind of Pagan are you?
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It's absolutely right! I'm an initiated woman in a neo-Hellenic pagan group. But I've also studied Babylonian, Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Roman mythologies. Artemis is my favorite, but I've got an ankh around my neck. And at the end of the day, the mythologies are really only a wonderful metaphor to describe daily life and the rituals are just an experience in living deliberately. Mmm yah.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Has anyone else out there experienced this? Any advice (other than "Buy a Mac")?
Got a big bowl of bright red strawberries to soothe my soul. It's almost working.
Friday, March 11, 2005
So lunch arrived, and I worked through it, missing my dance class. By 1:00, I was grumpy. Really grumpy. I told my roomie I'd be back and I went and got on my bike. I wanted some lunch. I didn't know where, so I just pedaled around in the beautiful weather for 30 minutes, riding past several options and finally deciding on a sandwich from Lutticken's Deli because I could eat that outside, sitting in the shade with flowers blooming in my peripheral vision and ate my sandwich and drank my soda and read my book. After a half hour of that, I came back to the office with 1. a little exercise, 2. fed, 3. caffeinated, 4. having taken some me time to read. Ready to face the rest of my day, I dove into the help queue and killed off a bunch of tickets. Now for testing, and then time to go home.
And can I just say again how completely lovely it is outside today. It's lovely. Perfect. Warm without being hot. The smell of spring is in the air. The hills are green and lush. Having spent an hour visiting it, I'm pretty sure I can live another couple of hours in my windowless cave. Eventually, I'll make it back outside, and that's a good thing.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Ooooh. I want.
Monday, March 07, 2005
A Good Book
"I have a mother," replied Hamlet gloomily as he bowed politely and kissed my mother's hand. "She shares my uncle's bed."
"They should buy another one in that case," my mother replied, practical as ever. "They do a very good deal at IKEA, I'm told."
It continues from there, but that was enough for a snort and giggle in bed. Ah the joys of a Nextian universe...
Friday, March 04, 2005
We Did It!
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
The Moment of Truth
I've made it through the rest of my day, but about an hour ago, I apparently came down off all the adrenaline that's been running me for the past five days and I feel so sleepy, and the bucket of Diet Coke has done nothing to perk me up. So, early to bed tonight methinks.
Rick has been great the last couple of days, helping me set up a light in the middle of the night, doing dishes and laundry and taking out trash and setting up my home workstation so that I could work from home effectively on Monday. It's been a crazy few days, and I'm happy to say he's really been there for me through it.
But now, I need to do my timesheet for last week and go home. More testing tomorrow morning. More training at 1pm tomorrow. Go live to the user community on Thursday night. Almost there...
Kinko's Kicks Ass
Of course, Kinko's prices for color copies is ridiculous, so instead I printed my color items at home on my little Epson Stylus 860. I call him Sparky. Sparky churned out 200 pages with color images and lots of black text and never even asked for the shiny new ink cartridges I bought for him today. The only thing Sparky ever wanted was more paper.
In penance for all the trees I've killed today, I've bought two new trident maples for the front yard and a 4-in-1 Peach/Nectarine/Apricot/Plum tree for the back yard. They shall be planted this weekend.
Sleep now. Training at 9. Here's hoping everything goes well.