Sunday, October 31, 2004

went to see stomp last night with t. who is in town for the weekend. it was a really great show. those performers have to be in incredible shape to do that every day.

and, on top of that, we got an extra hour of sleep last night.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

the eclipse is starting, i'm going to go watch.
another case of a blogger getting fired from work because of their blog.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

went to a comedy show last night. it was fun. there were about 6 or 7 comedians, and they ranged from hum-drum to almost rolling-on-the-floor laughing. it was at gotham comedy. not a bad little venue.

considering the outcome, i don't mind having missed the yankees game.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

how did i not find the onion's election coverage earlier?
interesting article my alumni ebulletin this week. too bad i can't make it.
today it's rainy and gray and dark outside. in manhattan, you need lights at 10:30am on the streets between the vertical canyon walls on days like this. but it makes working not as bad when it's dreary outside. i'm content to sit here and design and drink my tea.

Monday, October 18, 2004

whirlwind weekend. i left work on friday at 3:45 and returned home at about 10:45pm tonight. in that time i traveled to WV and back. spent time with my immediate family and family friends i grew up with, plus their spouses, dogs, and in my sister's case, nephew. it was a great weekend despite the dismal weather. on saturday it rained, then hailed, then snowed. but that is par for the course when out two families get together. today was great and s & d & i got to take their dog sadie for a walk in the state park. it was just after peak leaf season there, but was still nice to be outside for a bit.

on another note, we all over ate and there was still leftovers.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

exercise. last night i went running when i got home from work. not a long run, but enough to feel like i did something. when i got home and checked my email, i found that this guy from craigslist had emailed me back about playing volleyball. it was that night. so, i decided to go to that too. it was all the way up at 145st, but it was nice to get some court time in. i was exhausted by the time i got home. surprisingly, i'm not too sore, but my wrist hurts a bit.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

i just finished my last book last night. today i found an unbelievable webpage that i can use to help me find my local neighborhood bookstore.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

sleeping. this morning i went down to the cellar where the mail room is in order to see if some mail i had sent to the office had come in. after navigating the windowless labyrinth, i enter a room lined with desks, and stacked in the middle with what looked like old office equipment. at one of the desks, a rather rotund man sat, mouse in hand, sound alseep. in fact, he was snore. i felt bad about having to wake him, but it was 8:45, and he was at work after all. so i said "good morning!" much to his surprise. he was very helpful in trying to locate any mail of mine and repeatedly apologized for the disorganization as they renovated or relocated or some such nonsense.

since i can't receive packages at my apartment, i was hoping to be able to have them sent to my work address. after this little demonstration, i'm not so sure that's a good idea.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

feels like fall outside. i need to start wearing a jacket.

it also looks like i'll be on a project within a day or so. only 2 days of unstaffed time. that didn't take long. initially there looks like a fair amount of work in chicago, and then it will be based primarily in ny.

in other news, i went running yesterday. my dress pants that i haven't worn in 2 years were fitting a bit snug yesterday, so i figured i should take advantage of the beautiful weather. i'm pathetically out of shape, but more motivation to keep at it. what i'd really like to find is a soccer or volleyball club.