Monday September 18, 2006

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_37

The weather was nice. Some days were even a bit warmer than we might have preferred.

After fourteen weeks on the Job, I finally have a Mac. My fingers work again. I can stop swearing at the computer. After the Mac was all configured and working, I requested, and received without argument, a second monitor. Apparently CRTs are not difficult to come by.

We went to a talk by Steve Wozniak, given by the Carnegie Mellon alumni society (for CMU-West). It was an interesting and enjoyable ramble through Woz's personal history.

The City installed Botts dots on the street in front of our house. Rich had complained that the paint on the double yellow lines was fading. So now we have reflectors and Botts dots.

W had dinner in the City on Friday night — not where we had planned. One of our restaurants is no more. It was a Greek place that used to be on the Penninsula, then moved into the City when the rent went up where it had been (surprising direction). But apparently they never got the custom they needed. We went in on Friday and they were gone. A new place is opening soon. How sad.

This week I read Raiders of the Lost Corset, a "Crimes of Fashion" cozy mystery by Ellen Byerrum. I think this is her best to date — murder, mystery, and a lost treasure. I also read Stalking the Puzzle Lady, by Parnell Hall, and The Dreaming Place, by Charles De Lint. (I've read the latter before but it's a good re-read). , by .

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 have a Mac at Work and had my favorite breakfast on Saturday, before the Great Spinach Panic really got a grip on the grocery stores and restaurants.

Onward and Upward.

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