Having a great holiday and hope you are too.
Let’s see…missed Halloween, the election and Thanksgiving here. Blame Twitter and Facebook (via iPhone) and a dead PC. Fortunately the Christmas banners went up automatically on the first,so the site didn’t look completely neglected. Reloading software and setting new defaults on a new HP laptop now, and trying not to get thrown over the rails managing the Windows 8 learning curve. Not to mention playing with my new train and scheduling photo ops for the Dark Lord of the Snow.
While Diego rips to shreds what he thinks is the ear of that special bunny, here’s some Easter cute.
[via the NSFW BillInExile]
Making Chris Pine my Valentine
A delicious home-cooked salmon dinner followed up with the Valentine’s Day premier of This Means War. What a scrumptious evening, and yes, I had a great Valentine’s Day.
How am I supposed to prepare the groundhog for tonight’s feast? Can I get away with a stir fry or fajita mix, or do I have to stuff and roast just like the birds on Turkey Day?
Still in escrow (or at least no one’s told us differently).
Still free of prostate cancer (confirmed by the official finger of BorgHealth this morning).
Still wondering why I decorate for Christmas even though I have a dog.
Not just the house but the site. You can wait for the new holiday banners to enter the rotation on Wednesday, or go sneak a peak here.
I expect the Labor Day weekend will be getting an early start in the next couple of hours.
No big plans for the weekend – still taking things day by day as I try and get over this respiratory thing. Probably won’t even make it to the Triton Invitational water polo tournament over at UCSD. It might be fun to watch, but with only five teams the tournament itself is just a shadow of it’s former self.
Been doing some cleaning up of my pending projects this week. Maybe pruning would be a better word there, or maybe purging. I love practicing law, but have made no secret here of my disdain for the business of law. For a couple of projects lately it’s been seeming like I spend more time working on getting paid than I actually spend on the projects themselves. Life’s too short to deal with that nonsense, even if it means a few less billables until some new projects materialize.
So on that note, I’m celebrating Labor Day for the next 84 hours or so, and while my shop might not be organized in any way, shape or form, I can celebrate the trips we’ve taken courtesy of Spinner’s organized labor entity (San Francisco, Palm Springs, San Jose, Irvine), their efforts to give him a better work environment, and by extension, the union benefits that give us a better life together.
Off to the zoo in a few minutes, to be followed by three days of food and parties and blowing stuff up, but first wanted to give a little shoutout to the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops for a great concert last night on the Embarcadero. The trouble with any outdoor concert is a lack of control over outside influences, and at the end of the night I was seriously wishing the fireworks would take out a certain obnoxious party boat rather than just explode harmlessly in the sky, but the concert was great. Their Independence Day show repeats tonight and tomorrow for those locals who missed it last night.
Not Biking To Work
Yes, today is Bike to Work Day. Unless it’s not in your neighborhood. I guess some places Bike to Work Day is next Friday. I suspect the scheduling is a lot like Pride – random days here and there so that the truly hardcore can participate in several official “days” during the greater Bike to Work season.
No, I didn’t ride my bike to work today. I walked. The bicycle’s over at the storage unit and I just couldn’t see driving over to the storage unit and bringing the bike home for a day just to feel a bit greener.
I did participate a few years ago though. I’ve even got proof.