August 1st, 2008

moon house

I don't even know what to title this.

I went to bed at like 8:15 last night!  It was awesome.  And I didn't even notice my legs feeling tired as I walked to the T.  (I roughly timed my walk both to and from the T, and it was 25 minutes both times, which is weird to me since it's mostly uphill on the way home.)  And my elliptical time was actually like I'm what used to it being.  Collapse )

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One of the productive things I did today was to start work on the NOM calendar that B wants me to put together -- and I had the bright idea to steal the calendar that Nicki made for NEG last year, since a flat Excel list was gonna be really inefficient.  I am so stoked that in 2009, Passover begins the day before Good Friday (Western Calendar -- Eastern Easter is the following weekend, and is followed by Patriots' Day).

Random bonus sidebar: My surname finally got spelled correctly in the lay reader section of the CHPC newsletter (I always noticed it was wrong and always felt weird actually asking the editor to correct it).

Also, I've started my period, so I should be not bleeding while I'm in Europe, which pleases me.

Oh, and I had lunch outside with Ranjan and after a half an hour my brother called and Ranjan headed to the Square to pick up some food and after I hung up I headed back to the office and saw Sara and Nithya and went over to tease Sara about wearing a jacket (as I suspected, it was because Baker was overly air-conditioned today) and I ended up having lunch with them and Mimi (who had waved to me the other day) and Ron and Leora.  I felt less awkward than I did the last time I had lunch with a whole clutch of them, which was good.

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I'm getting used to the new del.icio.us -- which is now delicious.com! [sadface]  (I didn't even notice that until Fia mentioned it.)  Collapse )

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I've seen people complaining about the new facebook, too, but in my brief usage of it today I didn't notice anything different.

I hooked up my external hard drive tonight, and I swear it's all plugged in correctly, but my computer isn't recognizing it.  How do I fix this?  (Yes I just stuck it in my bag of cords when we moved, but are these things really that fragile?  It's a Maxtor Personal Storage thingie.)

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Allie came over tonight and brought a box of 6 Kickass Cupcakes.  I made us dinner (cheese+garlic tortellini from a package and frozen mixed vegetables) and then we had the cupcakes, with my housemate.  The frostings are tasty, but the cupcakes themselves seemed dry to me.  (Hi, I have high standards.)  One of the cupcakes was a "Lucky Cupcake" which comes with a fortune, and mine was, "If you are the Lizard King, you can do anything."  How perfect is that?

In conversation, Allie referred to my "reflexive researching," which is the exact right phrase.

She lounged on my bed and chatted fandom while I hung up clothes.  Most of my clothes ended up not actually moving from garbage bags to my closet but rather moving into different garbage bags -- a few definite Goodwill items, but mostly stuff I haven't worn in ages and should try on to see how well it actually fits and/or whether I still like the look of it on me; most of these are sweatshirts, which I rarely wear anyway.

When she was ready to go home, the next bus was in a half an hour so I walked her home.

I came home and washed dishes and did laundry (including remembering to clean the lint filter).

Landlady turns out to be the Jane (spelled "Jayne") whom I met my first night here.