Tag: life

  1. Easter weekend 2007 in review, or, "I can't believe we made that much ham!"

    09 April 2007

    Easter weekend is always a busy one. Either we're getting ready to head back to Pennsylvania to spend the day with one or both families, cleaning, cooking, or getting ready to have people over for dinner. As it turned out, we accomplished most of the tasks on that list, as well as a couple that weren't, all in preparation for Grant and his girlfriend to come over on Sunday afternoon for dinner.

    The task began on Friday night with a couple of loads of laundry and cleaning up around the apartment, followed by driving over most of creation on Saturday …

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  2. A snapshot of life, or, why I haven't been writing about what's been going on lately.

    06 April 2007

    Frankly, I've just been too tired. Not so much physically tired, though that has been creeping up on me over the past day or two, but a sort or weariness that has settled into my bones and is slowly but surely slowing me down. I've been doing a lot of running around lately and that hasn't been helping - we've got family coming into town for Easter this weekend, so Lyssa and I have been running around getting some last minute stuff to make dinner on Sunday, like a new cutting board (our old one broke a couple of weeks back …

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  3. Lifestyle snapshot.

    15 March 2007

    Looking over my entries for the past couple of days, I haven't been writing nearly as well as I would have liked, nor about the things that I've been concerned about the most lately. Frankly, I've just been trying to get through the day in one piece, with enough energy left over after I get home to throw a couple of loads of laundry in and relax a bit. You could say that I've had a lot on my mind this week. It's 0831 EST5EDT as I write this; twenty-five hours and counting until I go under the drill at …

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  4. 2006 is running out...

    05 February 2007

    Wow.. are there only three days left in 2006?? It feels like time's been flying by faster than even the most sensitive of clocks can account for.

    Lyssa and I have been back in DC for about two days now, and it's been a hell of a vacation thus far. On the 26th, while we were still in Pennsylvania, Lyssa spent some time at home with a friend of hers while I trekked back to Pittsburgh to see my family some more, and catch up with some close friends thereof who have gone above and beyond the call of duty …

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  5. Back from Pennsylvania and playing with my toys.

    05 February 2007

    The down-low on Hussein's execution.

    My new USB audio recorder rocks all known sheep. I'm currently recording the third tape of.. who knows.. and the damage done to the tapes from listening to them so much over the years aside, the recordings are very clear and clean.

    Well, there are slightly more than twenty-four hours left in the year 2006 of the common era, and I am still figuring out what in the hell happened to my vacation. No, seriously. I'm not complaining about not getting a vacation or anything like that, I'm really wondering what happened to it. At …

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  6. Winter's finally come to DC...

    05 February 2007

    The rude awakening came this morning as Lyssa and I checked the weather report for the DC area before getting ready for work - 13 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 if you count the wind chill factor), with a projected low of five degrees Fahrenheit (with an unspecified wind chill factor). I opted for my parka and ski gloves this morning over my usual trenchcoat and Tom Baker scarf and duster. On the whole, I opted for dynafill and a few extra layers of trapped, warm air over fashion.

    It's the kind of morning in which the shockwave of air coming off the …

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  7. 65 degrees in January??

    29 January 2007

    It is now officially the middle of January - so why is it 65 degrees Farenheit and why are there people walking around in shorts and t-shirts? No, seriously, what gives? I'm sitting here in khakis and a polo shirt in downtown DC (wishing that I was working from home because it is, apparently, a holiday and as such 90% of the city has the day off) in a building that's so empty that most of the hallway and office lights weren't even turned on to conserve power. It's a little creepy, actually.

    Friday night I wound up staying up late …

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  8. Archive: 20070115

    29 January 2007

    It is now officially the middle of January - so why is it 65 degrees Farenheit and why are there people walking around in shorts and t-shirts? No, seriously, what gives? I'm sitting here in khakis and a polo shirt in downtown DC (wishing that I was working from home because it is, apparently, a holiday and as such 90% of the city has the day off) in a building that's so empty that most of the hallway and office lights weren't even turned on to conserve power. It's a little creepy, actually. Friday night I wound up staying up late …

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  9. A relaxing Wednesday night hanging around the apartment.

    25 January 2007

    Last night was one of the more fun and interesting nights I've had in a while. After Lyssa and I got home last night we took turns playing Dance Dance Revolution Supernova, which I'd gotten for her for Yule last year (she played first while I ate dinner and got some lifestyle maintenance done, then she took a shower while I played a few rounds), and then we picked up and got into the TARDIS to pick up Orthaevelve, who was celebrating signing her first publishing contract with Immanion Press. We first hit the local library to return Lyssa's library …

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