Sunday May 23, 2004

Weekly Wrap-up (Sunday May 16 - Saturday May 22)

The weather has been partly cloudy to completely cloudy most of the week; there was also a little drizzle on Friday. It was never really bad though,


This was my third week at The Job. I filled in my first time sheet and turned that in, so I'll get paid. I had a fair amount of wwork to do this week — I reworked some tutorial web pages, worked on one engineering spec and started another, attended a couple of meetings, reviewed the User Guide and wrote 4 release notes. It doesn't sound like much, but it was enough to keep the mind alive. And, for the second week in a row, I resisted Friday's Temptation of the Bagels.


I've been getting tired of Apple's Mail.app so I switched over to Eudora. I use Eudora aat home; I like Eudora better. I'm used to it and, frankly, it's a better email program with more features than Apple Mail. Now I have to decide if the minor annoyance of the floating ad box is enough to make it worth paying $50 to make it go away. I think if The Job is renewed after the 6 week initial period, I will probably buy the paid version of Eudora.


Rich brought us a snack of Hagen Dazs peaches & Cream ice cream Tuesday night before bed. If you can find this flavor in your freezer case, buy some. It's wonderful!


Squirrel had his annual Vetdokter appointment on Friday. When Rich realized that three cats had their annual checkups due in May he said "You could have taken all three in at once". I said a stereo duet was bad enough! I didn't need a trio.

Squirrel is a healthy (and hefty) 19.8 lb of marshmallow fluff. His appointment went largely as expected with one unusual twist. Squirrel met a Beagle!.


I saw a cute Bank of America billboard on the way home from the vet. It says "From Here You Can See 6 of Our Banks - 238 Without the Fog".


I stopped into Sears to buy another pair of my favorite brand of jeans - Lee Relaxed Fit Mens Jeans (205-5802); they come in a lovely soft grey with a brushed texture and fit perfectly. I also buy these in black, but by mail order from JC Penney; for some reason Sears doesn't carry the black anymore. :-(

While I was in Sears I saw two fun T-shirts. One said: "I Left the House for This?" and the other said "I Live in My Own Little World - but it's OK, everyone knows me here".


I phoned up Bell + Howell this weekend and ordered a couple of their Sunlight lamps; one for home and one for The Job. Eventually, of course, I hope to work more from home if the job is extended but... more light in that dim cubicle lamp will be an enormous help! It was kind of funny; the guy on the sales line used to live in San Bruno; he went to the school in our neighborhood.


The grey squirrel has been at the feeder several mornings; the furkids love that. We also had a neighborhood stray cat come by on Saturday. Raven told him off good!


I finished The Hands of Healing Murder, by Barbara D'Amato. Actually, I never read the middle of the book. This was apparently her first book and it is decidedly not her best work. The plot plods, the characters are dull, the murder is unbelievable, the writing isn't even very good. I don't recommend this one. Read the Cat Marsala series instead.


In between and around the rest, I've had a couple of naps (not nearly enough), several good meals, interesting conversations with Spouse and friends, and snuggles with the cats. I've "chatted" several times with my Dad and managed to kept my weblogs reasonably up to date as well as post a few messages to mailing lists.

Onward and Upward.

Weekly Wrap-up (Sunday May 16 - Saturday May 22) ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Sun, 23 May, 23:18 Pacific | «e»