Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Got up, got dressed, walked the dogs one by one.

Called my mom back. Talking to her now about research & funding.

Going to have some bread pudding.
Skipped work, slept for a really long time. Cold symptoms are greatly diminished, don't have any energy.

Let the dogs out in the yard, having some cold coffee.

Had a dream about old chums visiting, we were about to go out to dinner, someone had left the exterior door open and I was about to close it to prevent Pickles escaping when my mom called & woke me up. She wanted to know what I wanted for my birthday.

Had a dream about coelacanths.

Too many people getting cancer lately.

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's now fairly clear that the itchy nose was the beginning of a cold, crap.

L. made some tasty pasta, now we're watching network TV.

Keep thinking about my friend Bill who died.
Tried to go get some lunch in town, too darn busy, didn't realize Presidents' Day was so big outside my own household. Went to Florence for scallion pancake & mei fan instead, hurray for too darn busy in town.

Nose is still extremely itchy, meant to get some antihistamines while out, spaced it in the noodle afterglow, thought about self-knowledge & its facsimiles instead.
Started feeling dizzy & queasy around 8 last night, collapsed, missed sweater skirt party, woke around 2:30, no longer diizy or queasy, slept fitfully for the rest of the night.

Got up around 7, fully dressed, fed dogs, Peretz wouldn't go out in the yard, so I took him for a walk.

One of these days I'll have a job that gets national holidays off.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stumbled through my day, did laundry, made a makeshift sweater skirt for a party later, made matzoh ball soup.

Feeling a bit emotionally unstable & very jittery, attribute it to how badly I've been sleeping, bleh.

Peretz just licked my ankle.
Strangely comforting dreams last night, implausible as that may be.

Don't really want to be awake.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Got some lovely art for Valentine's Day, got L. an iPhone. We are modern & sophisticated.

Going to let the dogs out in the yard, then go out for lovely dinner.
Just back from wedding reception, was in the basement of some sort of evangelical church, empty-eyed & soulless folk abounded. Legions of ignorance & hate, pretty dispiriting. Best of luck to them, I suppose.

The quiche & ricotta fritters we brought were a good deal more appealing than the bulk of the food on hand, though there were momo. How they managed to suck Tibetans into their nonsense is anybody's guess.

Have a headache, partially the effect of that grim basement, I imagine, but also due to my waking myself over & over last night, sneezing.
Coffee & donuts, coffee & donuts.

Pretty full day ahead, potluck wedding reception at noon (need to warm up the quiches I made yesterday), VD dinner @ H & O, rock show in Northampton, a little bit of work, etc., etc.

Need to walk the pup, he's blinking at me disapprovingly.
Watching Battlestar Gallactica.

Just back from music & drinks.

Earlier, walking Peretz, heard a woman tell her son that he wasn't going out in those flip flops.

It's gotten cold again, I'm very tired.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fish 'n' chips for lunch 2 days in a row, a personal record if I'm not mistaken.

Awaiting L.'s triumphant return.

May take a nap.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Collapsed in a heap with Peretz.

Took too long to get home, crowded highway, strong wind gusts, ick.

Excitingly, don't need to drive down to Northampton tomorrow as there is work for me up here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Left work early to take T. to the airport, bit tough to dislodge her from her folks' house, teary farewells, tea drinking, Russian sitting ritual, etc. Still managed to get her there more or less on time.

Awful traffic on the drive home.

Had a lamb shank for dinner. Big, hazy moon tonight.
Felt pretty perky after getting up, feeling sleepy now, cold, cold server room.

Getting pretty warm outside.

Earlier, L. was telling me about dream she had about a field day. I said, 'Egg rolling contest? Pickles thought that was an egg eating contest!'

Hilarity ensued.

Got another Valentine, goat on this one, thanks, secret admirer!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

L.'s making an Italian bread pudding.

Spent the day lost in logs. Still feeling a bit lost.

Taking T. to the airport tomorrow afternoon.
Woke up sneezing, thought it was just me, then Pickles started sneezing, not sure what was up, really.

Came in to the office to amusing & attractive notes in my mailbox courtesy of the wife.

Since then, things have been unpleasantly busy, web server hung, moving pcs around, etc., etc.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Slogging through Monday routine, boss just stopped by to tell me he was off to the dentist & wouldn't be returning today. Ugh.

More of the excitingly disrupted sleep early this morning, then overslept. Yippee.

Could use some tasty food.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tired, tired, tired.

Went to low key housewarming earlier, followed by nice Tibetan, spicy yak medallions & such, lovely.

Slept a lot this weekend, would like to sleep a lot more.

Took extremely slippy walk to the park with the dogs in the day's thaw.

What else?

Feeling a bit grim, I suppose, hardly worth mentioning.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Making a spicy white bean soup.

Earlier, tried to go for dim sum, we were a little late, they were out of dim sum, but steamed some more for us.

L.'s been repainting the bathroom where the plumbers ripped up the wall some months back.
Exhausted. Too much out & about.

Watching The Omega Man.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sheesh, long day.

Got my hair cut, made tasty pasta, etc., etc.
This morning, took Peretz to visit with T while I work. Hopefully they're having fun.

Going to try to get over to Amherst to check on servers at some point today.

Feeling tired and kind of sad.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Another dvd player mysteriously broken, argh.

Would like to be asleep. Annoyingly, I'm thinking about work.

Just drank 3 glasses of water, still feel thirsty. Making an unusually large number of typographic errors.
Outrageously busy day at work, did get away to visit with T & her mom at lunchtime, was fed typical Russian cuisine, lovely.

Going to bring Peretz down tomorrow to visit with T while I work.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Salami & pepper cheese accomplished, also had some pączki, pleasure universe.

Can't get my feet to warm up. Maybe Peretz will help.
Just tentatively arranged to take my birthday & the day before it off, yip, yip.

Want a salami & pepper cheese on rye, had doritos for lunch.

Drove to work quietly singing 'Unhappy Birthday' & other Smiths numbers to myself while listening to people on the radio talk about unpublished works of Mendelssohn. Fucking Wagner.

Felix Navidad.

Going to peruse some spam now.
Woke from nightmare around 4 am with stabbing stomach pains, eventually fell back asleep.

Happy day after Groundhog Day.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Soup & games were delightful, but got overcrowded & I found myself wanting to elbow people in the face a lot.

Now, TV & cheesecake, appreciate the finer things.
Went to town for a burrito, was regaled with tales of stand up, meth-addled hecklers, etc. in Denver by Sharkee, told him about patterns of drug use in 1980s Nashville.

Wondering if work today could possibly be duller.

Soup & games later, though.
Falling asleep at my desk again, had some cherry heart jujubes somebody left in the break room, those perked me up briefly, but no more.

Should probably be archiving ads.

Having vague anxiety episodes over job, finding different job, etc.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

From time to time I am reminded what an extremely negative sort of person I am, negative & hostile. Oh, well.

Thinking about wrapping up this excessive online self-documentation business shortly, a joke that's gone much too far is pretty much how I feel about it.

Half the cheesecake is gone & folks over at the H & O now contain more cheesecake than they previously did.

Going to watch more postapocalyptic soap opera. Don't want to go to work tomorrow, or ever again, to be honest.
Bit of a thaw today, it's nice.

Playing video game, going to try a piece of cheesecake.
Went to show, pretty nice sounds, basement too cold & low.

Cold & sleepy.