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09 July 2007 @ 03:40 pm
not dead!  
I had a very nice, if not especially *productive* weekend. irishkate and I met for coffee on Saturday, and then since it was raining she drove me home, and then we hung out for another three and a half hours talking. *laugh* So that was fun. And I spent most of yesterday watching Firefly and Serenity, which was also pleasant in a very mind-numbing way. I did get some actual work done, and am in the actually typing in the revisions stage of revising TQB now.

The weather's being fairly relentlessly miserable, with breaks for teasing beauty, and I'm ready for it to be nice out now. And everything else that I keep thinking I need to blog seems to have zipped out of my little tiny brain. What on earth did I do before I had the internet, I ask you?

Actually, in my world, Before The Net was also known as "high school", and I kept pretty damned busy in high school, between school and friends and theatre and swimming and dance classes and reading. And presumably doing homework once in a while, although certainly not as much as I should have. So that pretty much answers that, doesn't it? It'd be nice to get that kind of activity back into my life. Perhaps I will, what with living in town now. That's part of the idea, after all.

My mother has long since said she wanted to live in a house with no flat surfaces. I believe we are living in that house. There's not a plumb line in the place, and I, at the high end of the office, have to put a certain amount of effort into not letting my chair and myself just roll on down to the low end of the office and crash into Ted. :) My own office is not quite that angled, but it takes a bit of manuevering each time I sit down to get myself situated in a fashion that doesn't involve involuntarily rolling about.
Current Mood: okayokay
Sanguine Pensanguinepen on July 9th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Look what I found. I didn't know if you knew yet. Heart of Stone - Pre Order on Amazon.com
kit: negotiatormizkit on July 11th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
I did know it was up, but last time I saw it it didn't have the cover! *beams* Yay!
irishkateirishkate on July 9th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
....yeah, sorry about that but I was fun and it didn't feel like it was that long....

I got up slowly on sunday and thought about gardening. It was sunny so I hauled out the lawn mower and got the front garden cut. I paused for a few minutes and started on the back. About half way through a thunderstorm started. So my back garden looks particularly odd with an uncut patch of grass in the center!

Instead of coming inside and working of course I watched the remainder of Wimbledon.
dqg_nealdqg_neal on July 9th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Before the Net... *sigh*
You know I was just explaining to an intern today that I may be a major network god to him, but I didn't grow up on the internet. Back in my high school days, we had to dial into a bbs and wait hours if not days for a responce to messages. And chatting you had to hope you were on one of the mega systems that had *gasp* 64 phone lines connected in at a time.
irishkateirishkate on July 9th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
I was in college before I had email, and that was on dumb terminals on a vax system.

Even though by the time I finished I was used to windows, though it was still fairly new, I didn't have a computer in my job til I'd been there almost 2 years. That was despite the fact that it was a computer based project!
kitmizkit on July 11th, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, my first email for several years was vax, too. :)
dqg_nealdqg_neal on July 12th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah Vax for emails was a bad thing.
We had a student run computer lab.. some of us had admin rights on the same systems that the professors used. Very easy to change the date on emails so your assignments made it in before the deadline. :)
Geek of Weird Shitgows on July 9th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
and I, at the high end of the office, have to put a certain amount of effort into not letting my chair and myself just roll on down to the low end of the office and crash into Ted. :)

*laugh* What a great mental image.
katedonovankatedonovan on July 10th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
not plumb
That's why all the pens disappear. They roll under stacks of paper. And if the caps are off, that's the end of them. You find them eventually, but it's too late.