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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world

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Montecristo Captain Quixote

Got up, got out of bed, and dragged a comb across my head... confessions of an absentee mind

I've had a post in sideways for two days now, and just had no time to finish it. Maybe I'll get it posted today. It's a good day for getting things done. I got to work earlier than usual again, but later than I wanted to be here. The sun is shining in the Bay Area this morning, and that's always a good thing. I don't have an office with a window, but I sit across from a glass-walled conference room with big windows, and right now I'm being blinded by sunlight reflecting off of someone's car in the parking lot, which is not entirely a bad thing, because I love sunshine.

I'm a tad absent minded this morning. I got up a bit later than I wanted to this morning, cleaned myself up and attempted to see how fast I could get breakfast prepared this morning. I went grocery shopping last night and it has thrown off my schedule. I went to bed later than I wanted, and I didn't get any code written. Bad Bob, no lasagna for you! So, in search of breakfast, I went out into the garage, to the refridgerator, to get myself my morning eats and took them back to the kitchen. I did the dishes and then set out to make breakfast. At that point, I noticed that I didn't get my two eggs. Ack! Oh well, back to the fridge I went to get the eggs. When I opened the door, there were no eggs on the egg shelf, and I realized that I did not buy any last night at the store. Crap! So, I went back to the kitchen and made myself a ham sandwitch for lunch and one for breakfast as well. Then I went to put the other things back in the refridgerator. It was while I was putting away the butter that I noticed my spare carton of eggs, two shelves down from where I keep them. DOH!


Okay, this is the second day that has started out overcast in the Bay Area. It was interesting how the clouds piled up over the Coast Range on the way in this morning. In Livermore, it is bright and sunny, but there's a wall of clouds whose front edge starts at the top of the Dublin Grade and extends west. It looks like the North Bay is really clouded over, but south, towards San Jose, looks pretty clear.

I'm at work early again. I got here before 7:30 AM and I am leaving no later than 4:30 PM. This is working for me. I got some more McGuffin code written last night! I definitely need more time to attack this thing. I keep putting it off for the lack of a large enough block of time to immerse myself in coding. That needs to stop!

Two Days Ago...

It is intractably overcast this morning. I got up really early, around 5:30, so that I could come into work early, with the intention of leaving early as well. It has been completely overcast all morning. Usually, clouds in the Bay Area burn off by noon, at the latest, at this time of year. On thing I love about California its relentlessly sunny skies. This is different, today, but I'll bet the clouds still burn off sometime early this afternoon.

My mom movie-bombed me again recently. My mom and I like to bomb each other with movies. She bombs me much more than I ever do her. Her tastes run the range. She picks out some really stink-o pictures and then she also loves some of the great classics or really good new releases. She often sends me the movies that she likes, but thinks I will enjoy as well, those which she gets but finds that she doesn't really want to watch them again, or those which she didn't like at all the first time. So, not only do I end up with some movies that Mom finds interesting, but also quite a few of her "rejects" as well. This can be really cool, when the movie to which she takes a dislike is "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" but I also end up with a bunch of dumb ones too, like "The Life of David Gale" (probably, I haven't see it yet, to be fair). Getting a package from her is like the Forrest Gump box of chocolates -- you never know what you're going to get. I do know that the really good ones that she sends are more than worth the klunkers in the box. The latest box, which arrived last month, contained the following:

I've already watched some of these. "The Missing" was excellent. Tommy Lee Jones did a really good job. I went to see "Master and Commander" at the movies. It's a keeper, and I'm glad to add it to my growing library. The same is true for "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," which is another graphic-novel-to-movie which happened to work. I have also seen "The Haunted Mansion" at the theater with my daughters, and I've already watched "Nothing But Trouble" and thought that one was okay too, as I mentioned in an entry last month. Last night, I watched "Something To Talk About" and that one gave me something to think about, which I mean to post, as soon as I figure out how to put that in words.

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Not to--Bite the hand that makes me pretty!

Sorry, but it MUST be corrected...

WOKE UP, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head.

It's John Lennon, you see. I know the John Lennon tunes far too well for a lady my age.

D'OH! I knew that! (Where is Prolix Footle's "D'Oh!" icon when I need it?

Yeah, I realize that I goofed! Nevertheless, if it would reliably cause you to comment, Lady, I'd shamelessly mangle a Beatles lyric every damned day, if not more often, even if it meant that I'd become the laughing stock of namethattune! Heh. ; )

Re: Not to--Bite the hand that makes me pretty!

I just had a couple more thoughts:

YOU make you pretty. Don is just very good at handing you a crow's feather which you mistakenly believe contains the magic which enables you to fly.

You're too late. I've already been bitten. Just remember that what's good for the gander...

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