Monday, October 30, 2006
Well it's always a busy week after coming back from vacation. Catching up on work and house stuff. Doing the shopping and bills and whatnot.
Still it could all be much worse. The only thing I'm annoyed about is the disagreement between Expedia, Best Western and me. The hotel and/or Expedia screwed up and they're blaming it on each other and I'm the one who has to pay extra money for crappy service. Hotels are all about service!
On the plus side, I finally started watching Battlestar Galactica. I love finding a new (to me) quality show. It's awesome. I also saw the Prestige, a cool movie! I was actually surprised at the ending, I love it when that happens.
It's nearly my favorite day. I love Halloween. It's great for scaring all crap out ya. It's like the cleaning out of the brain before all the Holiday horror sets in.
It kinda bugs me that stores have Christmas stuff out. There should be a law! No green and red and gold until after pumpkins and ghosts are gone! Still any excuse to dress up in a cool outfit and eat lots of candy!
hey this is one of the few pics I took at Balboa Park, San Diego.
I just switched to the Google Blogger Beta. And now I'm adding tags. Whee tags! Also I forgot I turned the moderate comments on. Mostly to keep track of the comments that come in, so I can read them.
Monday, October 16, 2006
There's always a point, when you're out of town, when you're ready to go. That's where I am right now. The goal of the trip is finished, I went to my friends wedding. So all those plans worked somehow. But I hardly ever reach this point at the same time as I'm actually leaving. Like I'm going to spend a day with grandma now. I go home tomorrow. I look forward to it, but I also look forward to going home.
I missed the Japanese gardens in Balboa Park, San Diego. I guess they closed a little early that day. So I'll have to go back. I spent plenty of moolah and eaten a ton of food. Been to visit like a gazillion people and watched a very California wedding, complete with LAPD helicopters flying over. They zoomed off at the end, I guess they found their criminal.
There's always a point in all this sort of activity where I unconsciously start comparing my life, which is a bit odd, to the lives around me, which seem normal. I'm not married, I don't have any kids, I don't work for some big firm, I don't have an agent....
So then I have to spend a few moments thinking about what I do have.
Hey did I mention that my neighbor called the police on me? For noise disturbance. The police were very nice, they asked some questions about my activites. (up late packing, but very quietly) Then decided not to issue me a 'noise ticket.' Still, I didn't sleep very well, before my early flight. It was all very nerve racking.
Let's not count that experience under "do have!"
One of the things I do have is this new orchid, which smells a bit like cocoa. That's the pic, this time round.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
It's been a while since I've done an entry. I've thought of it a zillion times, but didn't have time. I've done a bit of traveling. And have more to do. I went to Atlanta for Anime Weekend 12. And I went to the Japan festival in Stone Mountain Park. It was fun. It occurred to me that, That weekend is the only vacation that wasn't a working vacation. Usually I go out of town and there's a reason. Fix mom's computer, goto a family thing, fix the place up. I should go on vacation more often, it was nice. Of course, there's the guilt of having a good time and spending money frivolously.
And if the world wasn't crazy before. It seems to be even more so. As an interesting side note, I looked up impeachment on wikipedia. yeesh. I have no further comment on that.
I've been working diligently on my website. I had a time figuring out the CSS. Now I'm trying to work out some scripts to do a few extra things. Web codes have changed a lot recently. Maybe it's the Web 2.0 thing. I found this great little podcast from Harvard. A computer 101 class that actually explains how stuff works. I look forward to learning even more stuff. True I can upgrade a computer or build one from scratch. But I look forward to learning the mechanics behind the tech.
So this pic is a bunch 'o' bonsai from the Japan Festival. And I took it with my phone!