Monday May 15, 2006

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_19

The weather was. clear and warm this week, especially over the weekend. Forecast for the coming week is mostly clear and sunny.

Rich worked in the Back 40 this weekend, whacking weeds and grass.

We went to a talk in The City on Tuesday (at the Ruby Meetup meeting). The talk was about Measure Map, a weblog statistics tracking service/product created by Adaptive Path and recently purchased by Google. It looks very interesting; I plan to try it as soon as they open it to more users. (It's currently in Alpha).

The talk was at 6 pm near 3rd and Brannon in SF. There was also a home baseball game in SF scheduled for 7pm). Thus, there was lots of traffic and LOTS of pedestrians and. I was afraid we'd never find parking. However, we got very lucky and found a space just two doors down from the building. The space was a bit short (but longer than we actually needed in the Scion) and was marked as 2 hour parking till 10pm (April - October). Apparently they DO NOT want ball game attendees to park on Brannon St. and walk over to the ball park.

I don't really blame anyone for setting the parking restrictions that way but, as Rich says, it's a hassle for people who aren't going to the game. Of course, as I pointed out, if the street hadn't has that restriction there most likely would have been no place for us to park at all.

I'm trying a prescription nasal spray. It seems, perhaps, to be working (I think). Do I sound confident? Is it my imagination?

I've had calls from two recruiters with very possible jobs. One is for a Perl programmer; the other is for a technical documentation specialist". The people at the company with the programmer position have requested an interview. The lead writer at the other company called me. Let's hope something comes of this!

We watched three Jackie Chan movies last week: The Medallion, The Tuxedo, and First Strike. All three were a lot of fun and very entertaining.

Last week I read two mysteries: And a Puzzle to Die On, by Parnell Hall, and An Eye for Murder, Libby Fischer Hellmann. The latter is excellently plotted and reminds me why I don't try to write fiction. It's quite good and it's a first novel by the author. I also read Cesar's Way, by Cesar Millan (National Geographic's "The Dog Whisperer") and Urban Shaman, another excellent first novel (this ne an urban fantasy), by C. E. Murphy.

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 exchanged email with my Mom and sister.

Onward and Upward.

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