June 3rd, 2011

me blue hair

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I've been busy busy busy lately, largely due to our recent efforts to rearrange rooms and furniture and get our stuff organized so that we can move some of it into the garage (the cement floor of which seems to be almost dry now ... weeks after it was poured!). It's inspired me to try to get everything else into shape, too.

So I've been sorting through office supplies (a few months ago we got rid of my old desk, which had drawers, and there was nowhere to put the stuff that had been in the drawers -- ink refills, post-its, paper clips, stationery, envelopes, etc. -- so it all went into a box), hanging mirrors/artwork/lightswitch plates/etc., washing windows, and doing all kinds of random stuff that needs to be done but has been neglected for I-don't-know-how-long.

I also made a trip to the hardware store and stopped by to see Lisa. She seems to be doing better, but she's still in constant pain. To distract her, we played a couple games of Dominion, which was fun as always. I only stayed for a little less than two hours, but she seemed to enjoy the company. She's not really making it out of the house much right now.

At home, Shannon read me some Harry Dresden, then I watched some "Dexter" while he played board games with his friends downstairs. I'd kinda lost interest in "Dexter" lately, because I mostly only watch tv when I'm eating, and I don't really like to eat while watching "Dexter." Frequently too gross. But tonight I watched an episode from Season 2, and I was reminded why I like the show. Good writing, good acting, good directing, and interesting psychological issues.

I was listening to some old General Public today, and I noticed the line "Words like 'conviction' can turn into a sentence" (in the excellent 80's song "Tenderness"), and I was suddenly charmed. I've been listening to this song for more than 20 years, but I never noticed the double meaning there before! Duh! I love it when I noticed stuff like that, though, and it just expands my appreciation for something I've loved for a long time.

This weekend, our Guest Cat (Tai Chi) will be arriving for a 10-day stay, so life will become a bit more interesting. Our cats have no idea of the trauma that lies ahead of them.

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Shannon and I went to Thai Noodle (on Telegraph) for dinner, and it was okay. I've been craving pad thai for weeks, so it was nice to finally have the noodles I'd been dreaming of, but the pad thai in general wasn't all that impressive. But it was nice for some variety, as S and I haven't gone out to Thai food together in a very long time, so I'm sure we'll be back. Of course, during the school year it will be much more crowded, as it's only a couple blocks from the campus, but tonight it was almost empty.

I didn't even see tao hou tod (fried triangles of tofu served w/a slightly spicy sauce and chopped peanuts) on their menu, but maybe I didn't look closely enough. I sorta skimmed through the appetizers. But tao hou tod is one of my favorite Thai dishes (right up there with pad thai and tom yum goong soup.

Tomorrow my good friend (and former former former housemate, as we lived together, then didn't, then did again, then didn't) Katherine is leaving town tomorrow with her husband (Michael) and 4-year-old daughter (Mimi) to spend 3 months in Boston, where Michael is from (and where his family still lives). Oh noes! I only see Katherine maybe once a month these days, but 3 months? She just better not decide to move to Boston, or I will have to fly there and drag her home by her hair, because there are too many people who love her here and who would miss her terribly. She was the first real friend I made in the Bay Area, and she's very dear to me.

Did I mention that I have an appointment with a different sleep doc 2 weeks from today?