today and tomorrow

December 2, 2006

Today was pretty nice. Warm but rainy. Got to work, cruised through a bunch of misc stuff I wanted to get accomplished. Found out moving some stuff around might not be all that terribly hard and I felt good and reasonably positive about a conversation with someone up the food chain from me at oit.

Got a haircut, rode the duke bus, all these things are not unreasonable. Hung out at the A&S holiday party and generally found few cranky-making things in my day.

Rode home in 70+ degree weather and a nice damp breeze. It’s nights like that where I pity anyone who doesn’t get to ride a bike home. Temperature was divine and the night was quiet and shockingly brightly lit by the waxing gibbous moon.

Dinner at Blue corn and stopped by the regulator for a bit of book shopping. The Girl and I decided we must rearrange and organize our book collections or we shall surely perish. I think we have a reasonable plan but the guest bedroom will look like a used bookstore. No matter, our guests like to read, in general.

Tomorrow may be a whole other matter. Farmer’s market early, then flight out at 2pm. It is debatable whether or not weather will permit take off or landing at jfk so it could be a loooooooong wait before heading to berlin. But I’ve brought along two interesting books: Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman and the Weekend Book. The former is a nice collection of poems and short stories by Gaiman. Some of the creepiest things I’ve read in a while and a positively glorious impersonation of Ray Bradbury. The latter is a weird hodge-podge of notes and references to keep one entertained in a short-attention-span sort of way. I might take Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury along, too b/c it is so small and a nice, convenient paperback.


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