Monday February 13, 2006

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_06

The weather was mostly fair this week (except for one night of heavy fog, just in our neighborhood). It was a full moon week too. That's been nice!

This was Rich's first week with the new job and it was a busy one. There's lots to do. So far they seem to like him. Happy clients and lots of work — sounds promising.

I finally found a sports explanation I understand! This one describes the Superbowl game in computer terms:

The Steelers won by exploiting the vulnerabilities in the Seahawks operating system with a defensive denial of service attack. Though the ‘Hawks often crashed on their own, with their executables throwing exceptions like offensive pass interference...

We had an hour-plus power outage on Thursday evening, staring a little after 7pm. We never did find out what caused it. I went upstairs and sat in the living room for a while and looked out the window. The full moon was nice. Most of our end of town was dark.

Squirrel came by to ask why we were sitting in the dark. Eventually, I lit a couple of candles. Rich got home around 8 and we went out to find dinner. Pasta Pomodoro had power (and a good crowd). By the time we got home, the lights were back on.

Heatercats Word Cloud My word cloud t-shirt arrived this week.

I moved my InsPURRation discussion group to Google Groups. Stop by, sign up, and share something insPURRational!

Back in August, a co-worker found some interesting photographs on flickr:

They were filming a commercial at Filbert & Leavenworth in SF; it involved dropping 100,000 bouncy balls down the hill.
A resident had a handy camera. (Click through the "next" photos for a bit to see all.)

This week, I found a link to the final commercial video. Oooh. Aaaah.

I've been suffering turkey sandwich withdrawal. We kept looking in the grocery store for turkey thighs and finding none. Finally, this past Saturday, there were some. Yummmm. Warm, just out-of-the-oven roasted turkey sandwiches on fresh sourdough bread with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce. Heaven on a plate.

This week I read Prodigy, a fun and well-realized sci fi space mystery by Jan Clark. I also finished Swords of Haven, three Hawk and Fisher novelettes in one volume, by Simon Green. I like Hawk and Fisher — sword & sorcery, thud & blunder!

In between and around the rest, I've had almost enough naps and plenty of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. I've had a few chats with my Dad and exchanged email with my Mom.

As I type this, there's a soft furry kitty lump snoozing on the chair nearby. It is absolutely the truth that (in the words of Jane Pauley): You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.

Onward and Upward.

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