July 20th, 2005

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I just had a niice little foray into the outside world. Went to Mocha Delites for lunch and had some yummy spicy chickpea soup and a samosa, plus a frozen coffee drink. Walked away from that and ran in a neighbor, then another, and we all chatted. I wasn't ready to go back home again, so I went over to Luke's for some carrots and another bottle of honey.

Have to say, we have actually GOOD summer weather today! It's only about 80, humidity is there but not too extreme, and the sun is there but not burning super bright. I have no complaints.
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So it's hot out with bright sun... and all around Downtown I hear really loud rumbles of thunder. It's even better since the sounds bounce off the skyscrapers, sort of like if you were in a canyon. Boom, boom, boom! Sounds like Mordor's armies, I swear. In 15 minutes I bet it'll be pouring. I think maybe I'll go take a walk when it's done, as it would be refreshing, I bet.


Continued to work on the Solo Design site. The client was one of my first professional clients and now after a few years we're doing the site over again. Being a graphic designer, she came up with the design and it's been my job to make it happen. Some snags have come up, with me having to do multiple drafts of the site to get it just as she wants it, but I think it will be good in the end.


Today YinYang had a popcorning fit. Most guinea pigs do this thing called popcorning, where they pop up & wriggle over and over in a bit of a happy fit, like a seizure almost, but mine don't normally do that. I'm not sure why. Anyway, something got into YY today and there she was popcorning at the bottom of the ramp. I wish they would do that more often, as it's insanely cute.


I think I will try to cook some Indian tonight. I had some at lunch and now I want more. At the very least I'll cook something nice. I've made myself a nice dinner almost every night since returning from the trip.


Have some trips I'm planning in my head:

- September sometimes, want to go visit my parents in Massachusetts. Will try to use my free one-way on AirTran.

- November, after Thanksgiving, going to England for Immanion Press' Winter Solstice party and then staying on another few days just to visit. May also figure out a way to meet up with Dagmar in London.

- Winter 2006, another visit to Italy, to see Dagmar. Will use my $600 Air France voucher, I hope!


Really seriously need some clients to pay up. Had lousy income last month and this one is no better. I had better get some money next month or I'm screwed. Got the stupid money anxiety and keep looking at job listings just in case I need to jump into action. Also been longing for the days when I had cheap rent, rather than this really expensive mortgage. If people knew how much I spend on housing each month they would be shocked.
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It figures I got this

You're the United Nations!
Most people think you're ineffective, but you are trying to completely save the world from itself, so there's always going to be a long way to go.  You're always the one trying to get friends to talk to each other, enemies to talk to each other, anyone who can to just talk instead of beating each other about the head and torso.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, and you get very schizophrenic as a result.  But your heart is in the right place, and sometimes also in New York.
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"Scotty" ist tot

So a headline on Der Spiegel online reads: "Scotty" ist tot.

The topic, James Doohan's death, isn't funny, but the headline cracked me up, since it reminds me of my favorite 90s techno song, "Helmut Kohl Ist Tot," by Kranz.

I believe that song in turn was inspired by "James Brown Is Dead," a huge hit of the times.

Now I've got some kind of techno ditty of "Scotty Ist Tot!" Da-da-da-diddy-duh-duh-duh-diddy duh. Whoo! Whoo!" with sound samples from Star Trek.