Three things

Three things I accomplished today:

  • Inflicted my little bit of interactive fiction on a playtester, the lovely

     , and added a new verb at her suggestion.

  • Installed MediaWiki 1.6.9 on a RHEL 4 (and therefore PHP 4) server.
  • Almost totally rearranged the living room to provide a somewhat quieter sleeping space, more room for exercise, and more seating.

Three things that made me happy today:

  • Getting a workout with Yourself! Fitness for the Playstation (man, Maya’s legs use a hell of a lot less Δv than mine do — I’m not sure I could ever match her pace)
  • Unsolicited compliments from the aforementioned lovely
  • Having a night to myself

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Yikes.

I got the car back today.  The repairs cost less than $2000… but only before sales tax.

We’re still going to pay the other half of the furniture purchase so as not to waste the first half, and we still need a mattress set.

But other than that, we’ll have to be careful.

I think that means we’ll have to find a free place to stay tomorrow night in Gainesville or else we can’t go to Mardi Frog.  That would be bitterly ironic, since it involves only a fifth of the driving that Mardi Frog usually does.  I’m appalled that going to a VAX party two hours away might be out of reach for us.  (We can’t just go for the day because we have to put in a nontrivial appearance at a 3pm Tampa party — which will also be fun, but prevents the “leave Tampa at 10am, stay from noon until 8pm, drive home” plan.)

Fortunately, I will be driving to Athens GA soon for company business, which means that a good chunk of money will be expensing its way into our bank account.  (Even at 44.5 cents per mile, it’s still cheaper for the company than any other method.)

Also fortunately, we’ve got about $200 in Target furniture that we decided not to use, and can return for a credit-card refund.

But jeez.  Just… jeez.

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Three things

Three things I accomplished today:

  • Taught big boss how to use WordPress
  • Learned how to write interactive fiction with Inform 7 (it’s a lot easier than you’d think)
  • Successfully navigated a dinner party hosted by someone I didn’t know very well yet

Three things that made me happy today:

  • Vegetarian abenkwan (Ghanaian palm-nut soup)
  • Talking with a coworker about “How I Met Your Mother” (there are finally some good episodes again)
  • Jodi offered to watch a Star Trek movie with me soon, not because she likes Star Trek, just because she wants to watch things with me.  (Though if she’s going to make that sacrifice, I think we should at least wait until Amanda’s back at home so she can enjoy it too.

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Three things

Three things I accomplished today, my second day of medical leave:

  • After a successful saving throw vs. constitution at 6:30 in the freaking morning, I got my car into the garage and arranged a rental while they’re working on it (squeaking brakes are a lot easier to ignore than a check-engine light and an engine that idles at 800rpm, no make that 2000, no make that 1000, no make that 500, no make that 1800…)
  • Took Jodi to a followup appointment (it went well; that’s all you’re getting unless she feels like telling you)
  • Helped Jodi send out some transcript requests (if you’ve enjoyed this game, you’ll enjoy dealing with Hillsborough Community College; meanwhile, Indian River Community College charges absolutely nothing for transcripts and accepts a faxed request for multiple copies on the same piece of paper — and can produce them the same day, for double the price)

Three things that made the day suck less, or maybe even be enjoyable at times:

  • The rental car I arranged was, for no extra charge, a convertible, and the weather was perfect for it most of the day.
  • I managed to find a drink at Got Tea? that fit within the change from $7 after I bought Jodi’s drink.
  • If I can put away all the groceries and scoop the catbox in record time and have a second beer, I might actually get six and a half hours of sleep before I return to the office and start catching up on everything.

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Three things

Three things I accomplished today:

  • Picked up some basic groceries
  • Did a bit of laundry
  • Sorted the coupon book

Three things that made me happy today:

  • Sleeping until 9:30am
  • Getting Pied’s pill into her without too much trouble
  • Hanging out with Jodi, Amanda, Suzanne, and Jon

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Jodi’s new ‘do


Jodi’s new ‘do

She gave twelve inches to Locks of Love and ended up very happy.

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Three things

Three things that I accomplished today:

  • Used smokeping to help convince our vendor that there was a network problem.
  • Explained to a totally unrelated vendor that now was not a good time for his call; hung up.  Then, two minutes later, explained to the same guy that we were about to bring our entire network hard down for emergency maintenance and I needed to call all of my customers to notify them before it actually happened.  (He got the subtle hint that time.)
  • Drove to the airport post office to send last-minute applications (and a few bills, some of which were overdue).

Three things that made me happy today:

  • Hanging out with Jodi, Jon, and Suzanne after dinner.
  • Cheap-ish chocolate in an after-VD sale.
  • Getting a free day off for tomorrow (now why don’t I have an emergency fun plan?

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