The garage saga continues! Our garage now has a proper roof. The roofers were here most of the day yesterday, making a great deal of noise and using rather impressive flame-throwers. Flame throwers are cool! Or, rather, hot.
All that remains:
- sheet rock on the ceiling inside (for fire safety)
- city inspections
- very brief finishing of the electrical
- garage door
I had a black bean burger (from Bongo Burger) for dinner last night, and at first I had trouble getting used to the texture (mushier than a beef or turkey burger), but eventually I decided that I really liked it. The slightly spicy flavor was really good! And I assume it was way healthier than any burger made with meat.
I hung out with Lisa today, as usual, and she is feeling a bit down. She's had a very bad cold for almost 3 weeks, and it has been keeping her at home in bed most of the time. The lack of energy and life events has been leaving her quite blah. She says she's even been having trouble working up the gumption to play World of Warcraft. Holy moly!
But we had lunch and played some Dominion and talked talked talked. She's a very talented computer programmer, and right now at work she's working on studying human English grammar in an effort to write a program that will allow her company's software to interact with users in common English. So today (and last week) she was chock full of past participles and conditional perfect continuouses and verb phrases and determiners and implied passives and who knows what all. Eventually, I told her, "I've never met anyone who wanted to talk about grammar more than I do, but I think I've met my match. You're making my head hurt." So then we talked about penis size and kinds of humor and methods for dealing with dry skin. It was fascinating. She strayed back toward grammar once or twice, but I quickly herded her in another direction.
I love Lisa to pieces. If I could carry her around with me in my pocket all the time, I might just do that. I think I have a big ol' girly platonic crush on her these days. She's just one of the coolest people alive. ( Collapse )
Today on my walk to Lisa's house, I started listening to Jasper Fforde
's The Big Over Easy
, which is about two detectives in an alternate universe (very similar to the world from his Tuesday Next series) trying to solve the mystery of Humpty Dumpty's death. Was it suicide? An accident? Or murder? I adore Fforde's Tuesday Next books -- his absurd sense of humor coincides pretty much perfectly with mine -- so I'm looking forward to this. I've only listened to maybe an hour of it so far, but I like it a lot.
Tomorrow: Himalayan food (at Taste of the Himalayas
) for dinner with the in-laws (maternal side) to celebrate my BIL Jason's birthday. It will be nice to see everyone, and I love an excuse to eat out. :)