Do I ever update this blog anymore? Seems like not very often.
Well, Marcella and I have the rest of the week off. We’ve started things off by trying to clean up our front room. Right now it’s combination office (read: it has a giant desk that hardly ever has anyone seated in front of it), and bike storage, and random chair collection. But we are thinking of moving the furniture around and cleaning it up and hopefully making it more useable, and in turn, more used.
I’d like to end up with a place we can setup to do some arts and crafts things from time to time. Right now if either one of us wants to be visually creative we’ve got to dig everything out of the closet and set it up somewhere, and by the time that is done we’ve usually burnt out on the idea.
So that’s going to be project one for the free time.
Beyond that I want to do some reading. I’ve started another game of chess with a friend in NY. I wouldn’t be surprised if another game doesn’t crop up soon too. Some bike riding should definitely be in order at some point; I’ve really got to get back in the saddle. Plus, I need to study some on my various outside projects like spanish vocabulary. Since level one ended I haven’t even looked at my spanish book, and I need to not let that get too far behind. These things are lost far too quickly. Recently I’ve also begun trying to learn some programming. I got a couple of books on Objective-C and am diligently reading and transcribing code and running practice programs.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Marcella and I have been watching It’s a Wonderful Life on DVD. We’ve had a fairly quiet day. We each ran a few very quick errands, but for the most part we stayed at home, listened to Christmas music all morning, took a nice walk around the neighborhood, grabbed a couple lattes at Starbucks, and stayed relaxed and just enjoyed the time away from the office and the frenzy.
I think a little later tonight we will likely watch Little Women (1994), which is our own little Christmas tradition. I know it isn’t strictly a Christmas movie, but it somehow seems to capture the same sort of spirit of the season that makes it a favorite for me at this time of year.
I hope all of our friends and family out there are having a wonderful evening and are preparing for a great Christmas tomorrow.
Rest in Peace — Sophie Schoonover
For the past week my driver’s side headlight has been non-functional on low-beam. Now, I’ve replaced this myself before, well actually my friend Chris did most of the work, but what I mean is I didn’t take it to a shop just to replace a bulb.
But this time I didn’t feel like being bothered, so I drove down to the auto shop this morning to have them look at it. Of course, they can’t look right away so I have Marcella pick me up so we can run some other errands. Finally the guy gives me a call back and what does he tell me? “It’s working now…seems fine.”
“Of course,” I think to myself. It’ll only NOT work at NIGHT! I mean, why not? Why wouldn’t it work when I take it to the shop?
So tonight I’m going to go out to my car after the sun has set. I’m going to turn on my headlight, and when it doesn’t work I’m going to walk around to the front of my car and I’m going to bang on the headlight once or twice with my fist to see if it will flicker on, and when that doesn’t work I’m going to smash my headlight with my bicycle pump and then take the car to the shop again on Monday and have them check it again.
According to their blog, Pownce is shutting down. You can read their statement here.
I’ve already removed the link to my Pownce profile from my sidebar.
It’s funny, at one time I thought they might actually give Twitter a run for their money, but they just kind of never caught on. I used them a few times, but they never became a regular place for me to post anything either, and I never built a large group of friends there. Oh well…
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