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|Monday, February 3rd, 2014|
|In my day...
I walked almost two and a quarter miles.
In the snow.
(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|
|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.
|Tuesday, June 26th, 2012|
|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|
|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|
|Monday, May 24th, 2010|
|Wednesday, April 21st, 2010|
|A fanfic I might write one day
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:( Read moreCollapse )
I'll let you know if I ever write it. Current Mood: amused
|Monday, April 12th, 2010|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Monday, April 6th, 2009|
|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|
|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|
|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.
I'm going to have to call the plumber in the morning.
|Thursday, January 1st, 2009|
|Happy New Year!
To all those on my friends list (and even those who are not :),
Happy New Year!
|Sunday, November 9th, 2008|
|Wednesday, October 29th, 2008|
|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|
|Monday, July 7th, 2008|
|Home safe! Yay!
I'm home and safe. I had a good time. Much to report, later. Current Mood: satisfied
|Monday, June 30th, 2008|
So I'm just hours
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:
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.
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.
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.
Almost certainly gamble.
Frantically shop for Shabbos food. Thankfully I have several leads.
...and still more Westercon.
Maybe gamble after shabbos, although probably not.
Take sunset helicopter ride to see the Grand Canyon
Maybe gamble afterwords although probably not.
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