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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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Southpark Bob Captain Nebbish

Wait, take your time, think it through

There is a conspiracy of circumstance to pee all over my good vibe this evening. I don't know from whence it comes. Actually, things have been going rather well: McGuffin is nearing the point where the patent can be filed, and we've identified another subsystem which is very likely to be profitably patented itself. I've got a pile of about 20 fresh movies I haven't seen. I don't get it. I'm just feeling vaguely disgruntled this evening. Ah well, it happens once in a blue moon. I'll deal. It must be something in the air. It is damp and drizzly this evening. I feel damp and drizzly. Bleah.
  • Everybody wants to get into the act, even RealPlayer. My rotation has turned up, as I type this:
    • Toto: "99"
    • Bread: "It Don't Matter to Me"
    • Badfinger: "Baby Blue"
    • Stone Temple Pilots: "Lady Picture Show"
    • Barenaked Ladies: "Leave"
    • Jim Croce: "Operator"
    Waz up wit dat?!
  • I've been working like a dog. There's a piece of software at work that has been driving me crazy. The more problems I hammer out of it, the more we find in testing and revising our testing.
  • I've been chasing McGuffin pretty hard these past two or three weeks. We're getting close to being able to file (so says our patent lawyer) and Robert has identified a McGuffin subsystem which is an innovation in itself which we may be able to profitably patent, which is great, but I've been working on documenting that one with him as well, and not getting back in from work in the evenings until ten or so at night.
  • Mr. prolixfootle took a bunch of pictures of our beautiful common ancestral home state, Ohio, and it made me a bit homesick. What? Yup.
  • I called my daughters tonight. They have had colds lately, and Shannon has extra-curriculars at her school (she's in color guard) so they won't be coming down to visit me this weekend. I miss them. They were talking to me about their week and what they were doing and about being sick and Shannon blowing chunks in the bathroom sink and I felt so out-of-the-loop and disconnected from their day to day lives. Baggy, one of their mischievous cats, has been missing for two weeks, and they've hardly made any effort to find or recover him.
  • The ex's brother wasn't able to get out of Europe to come to her wedding, and I actually felt sorry for her, because I know that she would have wanted him to be there.
  • Pop Secret Cheddar Flavored popcorn is a blasphemy upon the concept of popcorn, and the grocery where I shop is out of the Kettle Corn I like.
I got a bunch of movies from my mother recently. I think I'll go root out something funny and watch it. I need a quick injection of a light weight romantic comedy, stat. I wish I had company. Ugh. Ice cream? Chocolate? Mood-adjustment mallet? Something! Okay, one positive note: RealPlayer has relented: Yes: "Hold On" Cool. Something more upbeat. That's it -- when the going gets tough, the tough go to the movies!

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We seriously need to hang out at some point in the near future. P and I will be kinda closer to your way (Berky) this weekend, but I'm not sure how busy; we will very likely be around at the end of the month, too. (For the obvious reason, plus my mom's birthday, plus my birthday.)

Heh. I know where that is.

It's possible I'll be working with my McGuffin compatriots in Berzerkeley this weekend. I don't know yet. It depends upon what goes down with the patent lawyer today.

Re: Heh. I know where that is.

Hmm, a'right. The more I think about it, the less time I'll have, though, since we need to be in Santa Cruz both on Saturday morning and Sunday evening, and on Saturday evening there will be some sort of dinnerish thing for my newly-incremented sibling stonesundial. Which leaves, basically, Saturday afternoon or possibly Sunday morning.

Awwww if only you weren't so far away. I would have been there with CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM and "Serendipity" :D

As for being homesick, don't you people have trees in California?! I'm clueless, of course, so I always thought New England was the only place to see fall colors like that. I'm kidding of course, but I truly don't know about California.

Hugs 'n Slugz - here's a little umbrella for the next time it rains. Of course, it's the little pink kind you find in a fruity concoction but who's really paying attention? ;)

Had you been here, I could have taken you to Coldstone Creamery and you could have blown your mind on the world's richest ice cream.

There are trees in California. There are, in fact, lots of them. Nevertheless, when I first came here, I was struck by how baren it looked. You have to live here awhile to appreciate the green and trees that are here. This is only due to the nature of Ohio though, which biased my expectations. Appalachia is like America's Black Forest. The first time I went back to Ohio after moving to California it felt like I'd gone to visit Rivendell. There are scads and scads and scads of trees everywhere in Ohio. See for yourself.

Thanks for the cocktail umbrella. That would have worked perfect for the foggy drizzle we had here last night. I love a good stout rain, but that stuff was pathetic and dispiriting. Thanks also for the Hugz 'n Slugz. I've got my groove back, after an outlandish movie and a good night's sleep. Like tiggers, I bounce. Heh!

What a silly image of you bouncing, I love it!

I had seen those photos, that's what made me wonder about California. I imagine with all that population it would be quite scarce to see such vast expanses of woodland. I liked the Rivendell imagery as well - I'm such a visual person, I see what people are writing and I imagined elves in Ohio.

As for the ice cream, I am sooooo jealous. Even that waffle cone on their homepage looks good on the screen!!!

Oh, you don't know the half of it

Coldstone will completely own your ass once you've tried it. It's like frozen crack!

Re: Oh, you don't know the half of it

Ooooh.... in that case, let me shrink my ass down a bit before I come out there, k? I wouldn't want them paying real-estate taxes on a double-wide LOL!

Re: Oh, you don't know the half of it

Keep your ass the way it is, squishy Shelley!

There are plenty of trees in California

There are even enough deciduous ones to give it lots of color in the fall. It's just that Ohio is absolutely stiff with trees.

bringing up Coldstone Creamery! Anything that helps to Secretly Shanghai Silly Sneaky Sexy Slippery Squeezable Smoochable So-amazing Squishy Sentimental Shelley to San Francisco is a very good thing!

I added you btw. Strangely enough, I had not done so yet.

There is a conspiracy of circumstance to pee all over my good vibe this evening.

Something was DEFINITELY in the air to kill several good vibes last night. Hope it worked out for you though.

Got it out of my system!

WORD! :)

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