Robert (Bro. Pepper-spray of Reasoned Discussion) (montecristo) wrote,
Robert (Bro. Pepper-spray of Reasoned Discussion)
montecristo

Make no mistake where you are

It rained in the Bay Area last night. Fall is officially here. It was good to hear the sound of rain on my roof. This morning, the sky was a tangle of sunlight and white and gray clouds of all sorts and shapes. There was a rainbow north of Livermore and I saw another on the Dublin Grade coming into work. I never saw so many rainbows until I came to California. I can do without the lower temperatures. I finally turned my furnace on. After resolving not to turn the thing on until November, I spent the last two days of October with late evening and early morning temperatures in my house at around 60° F. Brr. The air smelled great today, like fallen leaves. Damn, but I love that smell. Fortunately, it wasn't chilly today. Downtown Alameda is all screwed up with construction by the theater and there was something going on at the library today, so I had to walk a couple blocks from where I parked to the taco shop and Peets Coffee. I got a bit dampened in the sprinkling that started up on my way back to the car.

I saw an interesting license plate this morning: AXNHOZ. Obviously, this is someone who gets horny watching slasher flicks, or a fireman, possibly. Heh. On the radio this morning, KFOG played a band named Muse, whom the music director claims sounds like Radiohead, or Keane. That made me grin. The tune of theirs they played, "Starlight," off of their fourth CD, is pretty good. I'll have to keep an ear out for them. Another "new" group being played on KFOG is The Damnwells. I've been looking for their tune "Golden Days" all over the place. I love the melody and the lyrics.

Am I in tune,
Yeah I can't hear much,
But the melody coming from you,
Baby, please don't rush,
Keep the tempo slow and cool,
Let me hear the words you say,
Let's go and get tangled,
In chains of golden days

Golden Days
The Damnwells

It's been an interesting couple of weeks, to finish out October. I was supposed to go meet lucylovebiscuit in San Francisco last Friday but I couldn't make it. My friend Tom ended up in the hospital, thinking that he was dying of heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, it was neither of those things, according to the hospital -- they ruled those out early. They sent him home on Wednesday. So far, I've heard no explanation for the dizziness and nausea. Perhaps it was a blood sugar crash or inner ear infection. Apparently, not all of the tests are back. Tom suffers rare periods of disorientation and mild incoherence. That's a spooky thing to see. Growing old is a very disturbing process. I was tempted to put a bug in the nurse's ear and let her know about those episodes...but it's Tom's business and he may have already mentioned it to the doctor. They were already testing him for vein and artery blockage. Neither me, Robert, nor Don really wanted to intrude our two cents into where we haven't been invited, but it is worrisome. He seemed a lot better Thursday and Friday, very much like his old familiar self, even driving himself to Pete's, even though Robert and I told him that either of us could give him a ride if he didn't feel like driving.

I've finally managed to put a new 120GB drive into this computer. It's needed the upgrade for a long time. After I get this one reinstalled with all of my applications, I'll replace the other 60GB drive with a 160 GB drive that I bought Wednesday at Fry's. The ex calls Fry's "Nerdtopia". They've got everything geeks, nerds, and tech-heads need, except love...but they do have pop and junk food! Anyway, given that the drive I'm replacing was my system drive, I've been down almost all week. That's inconvenient. I've been posting and commenting from work. I still haven't got everything back up and running, including the McGuffin development environment. I need to finish taking care of that this week.
Tags: day in the life, music lyrics and poetry
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