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    Monday, February 3rd, 2014
    4:51 pm
    In my day...
    I walked almost two and a quarter miles.
    In the snow.
    Uphill.
    Both ways.

    (of course, I also walked downhill for parts of that walk. Living on a hill and needing to get to another hill without using a bridge will do that) :)

    Now I'm trying to get motivated to help shovel snow at my parents place in about an hour.

    Current Mood: tired
    Monday, August 26th, 2013
    3:46 pm
    I am now officially a crazy cat person. Or at least a cat person.
    So yesterday I finally became a crazy cat person. Or well, at least a cat person. Lily is a three year old Domestic Short Hair Torbie. I adopted her from the Boston MSPCA. She seems very friendly so far, in fact she was the friendliest cat I saw at the adoption center.

    She can definitely jump. She has at least a 4 foot vertical leap to window sills, but seems a little unsure jumping down. Yeah I know, total cliché. She's also jumped from a window sill in my Bedroom right onto my bed, which I wasn't expecting.

    She seems to be eating, drinking, and using the litter box all ok. She seems to favor window sills and a boxtop unintentionally left on a set of drawers for places to hang out.

    Originally, I tried the "keep her in a smallish room with a closed door to make her feel safe" thing. To make a long story short, she decided "yeah enough of that I want to explore". And within a couple of hours she was catnapping on the couch beside me.

    lily
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
    3:32 pm
    Sorek reviews "The Newsroom"
    I saw the first episode of "The Newsroom", Sorkin's latest series. Quick version Sam Waterston plays a character similar to The West Wing's President Bartlett. Jeff Daniels plays a similar character to Josh, there is a Donna like character (I don't recognize the actress). The real problem is the Leo equivalent character who is played by a woman with a British accent that to me, sounds sort of like "Sophie" on Leverage but since she has to speak Sorkin-speak as opposed to Sophie speak is impossible to understand.

    More like an R-Rated West Wing rather than "The Social Network"

    The pilot had enough for me to come back for another episode.
    Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
    7:11 am
    Everyone's ok here
    In the unlikely event that anyone was worried, I'm ok here. Brighton/Brookline didn't get nearly the storm Western Massachusetts did. Family that lives slightly west of here spent most of the evening in their (finished!) basements as a precaution but are ok as well.
    Thursday, May 27th, 2010
    1:56 pm
    off to south dakota
    So, I'm off to visit rivkaesque in scenic South Dakota for the long weekend. Here's hoping everything goes smoothly.

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    Monday, May 24th, 2010
    12:06 am
    series finale of "Lost" (no spoilers)
    Can I be one of the first to respond to the series finale of "Lost" with a "huh?". I'm just not getting it.
    Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
    8:13 pm
    A fanfic I might write one day
    terri_osborne posted a blog entry where she mentions In Plain Sight and Doctor Who, two of my favorite shows. Normally I don't even think of writing fanfic but this is an inspired crossover. So, a tv-guide style blurb and sample quote follows behind the cut:

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    I'll let you know if I ever write it.

    Current Mood: amused
    Monday, April 12th, 2010
    12:54 am
    Writer's Block: Back to the future
    If you were 12 and could see yourself now, do you think you'd be happy or disappointed, and why?


    My twelve year old self would be mostly satisfied with how my life had turned out so far. He'd be disappointed but not surprised with some things (not married, no kids), pleased and not surprised with some things (my profession), and downright flabbergasted about some things (how I got my first real job, what it paid and the fact that I have friends!)

    He'd give my life so far a B- maybe a C+ if he was really depressed that day.
    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
    2:39 pm
    email address changing
    My @worldnet.att.net email address is going away as I don't want to pay for dialup I never use anymore and att is dropping its "keep your email but drop all the cool features" plan.

    My new main account is with comcast.net. The address is my full/formal first name concatenated with my last name at comcast.net. If you don't know what that translates to, you can always send me an email through lj's system. I've updated lj so that any email that went to my worldnet account now goes to my comcast account. Also, my yahoo account is still active and I check it once a day or so. I'm also on facebook, although I try to limit who can see me on FB so you may not be able to see me, unless we have friends in common.

    Also since my family's email worldnet addresses were tied to mine, their addresses are also going away March 15th. I don't think they used them much so this should be a much smaller hassle for them.
    Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
    12:53 am
    copied from my facebook status...

    Most of my facebook status updates aren't about private subjects so I've decided to start posting them here as well. Here goes:

    Tonight I watched the Patriots pull out an extremely improbable win, in a game they were expected to win easily. A win is still a win however. In other news, I played two games of Settlers, had good chances of winning both games, but didn't win either one.

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
    1:56 pm
    moving companies
    Can anyone recommend a moving company for me?
    Monday, April 6th, 2009
    12:28 am
    Had a good day

    I had a good day today. I had lunch at Taam China with rivkaesque, who I haven't seen in years. Afterwords, we went to the kosher wine tasting that Brookline Liquors was having. I bought a bottle of what I'm fairly sure is the stuff I like (at the 20% off price you could get if you agreed to receive their spam).

    Later, I helped around a little bit at my family's place, but not nearly as much as I should have. I'm still behind cleaning my place for pesach as well.

    Still, over all a good day.

    Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
    8:24 am
    Best line from last night's "House"
    Best line from last night's episode of "House":

    "I'll bring it up at the next world domination subcommittee meeting."

    World domination...only rates a subcommittee. Hee!

    (Obviously World Domination is only a side effect of the committee's true purpose, more Kosher restaurants in New Jersey :)
    Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
    1:06 am
    dripping shower head

    My showerhead has this tendency to hiss/spritz/make wierd noises/change water flow if I open the hot water handle too much. It usually goes back to normal if I turn back the handle a bit. Except this time it didn't. I had a bad feeling when the spray went kafluey for more than a few seconds.

    Now no matter how tightly I close both handles (yes my shower is that old :), I'm getting a consistent (and loud!) leak.

    Drip.

    Drip.

    Drip.

    I'm going to have to call the plumber in the morning.

    Thursday, January 1st, 2009
    1:00 am
    Happy New Year!

    To all those on my friends list (and even those who are not :),

    Happy New Year!

    Sunday, November 9th, 2008
    3:48 pm
    Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
    2:56 pm
    The economy hits close to home
    In the past 24 hours I've just found out that two of my friends were laid off. One of them was expecting to be laid off when his union job ended. In his case the end just came a few weeks sooner than expected. My other friend just had vague "the economy is bad and the company I work for isn't doing well" feelings.

    I'm safe so far, but I'm a lot more nervous now than I was 24 hours ago.

    Current Mood: stressed
    Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
    11:17 pm
    test from zapys.py

    Testing from zapys

    my profile

    Monday, July 7th, 2008
    11:30 pm
    Home safe! Yay!
    I'm home and safe. I had a good time. Much to report, later.

    Current Mood: satisfied
    Monday, June 30th, 2008
    9:10 pm
    So I'm just hours away from the start of my Vegas Vacation. The link is also available from my profile page. Unfortunately livejournal doesn't allow javascript (for valid reasons) so I can't figure out a way to display the countdown clock directly in my profile page.

    Anyway, Vegas Baby!

    This will be my first time in Vegas. I'm combining attending the four day long Westercon with a general "Vegas trip". I often foolishly overstuff my vacations, and this time is no exception.

    My itinerary is as follows:

    Tuesday
    early flight out
    arrive in Vegas and check into the hotel
    Find one of the kosher restaurants and grab a bite to eat.
    Check out the lions as well as the tigers and dolphins. Who needs bears?
    Check out the Atomic Testing Museum and Star Trek Experience
    Find another kosher restaurant and eat some more.
    Go back to the hotel.
    Maybe gamble some or more likely just crash.

    Wednesday
    Early trip to the Hoover Dam. I'm doing the complete package, including a ride on the Colorado River.
    Arrive back in Vegas at the hottest part of the day.
    Probably crash.
    Maybe gamble some.
    May go see Lance Burton pull a rabbit out of a hat, if I'm not too tired and tickets are still available.

    Thursday
    Westercon!
    Almost certainly gamble.

    Friday
    ...more Westercon.
    Frantically shop for Shabbos food. Thankfully I have several leads.

    Shabbos
    ...and still more Westercon.
    Maybe gamble after shabbos, although probably not.

    Sunday
    Westercon ends.
    Take sunset helicopter ride to see the Grand Canyon.
    Maybe gamble afterwords although probably not.

    Monday
    Check out of hotel
    Catch afternoon flight home
    Arrive home late evening.

    I'm hoping Wifi will be available, but if not I'll find some other way to check in.

    Current Mood: bouncy
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