Just got in the door from an afternoon at Arwen’s mom’s place, and we’re sitting here in utter silence. Â The kids are asleep, the cat is ignoring us, and the late night planes haven’t started coming in yet (their takeoffs and landings are actually pretty spectacular in the summer, when they really get going. Â This picture is day 13 of Movember (couple more pictures and a donation link are somewhere on this page under Mo’10).
Made a mistake while at Beth’s today. Â Got on a scale. Â Been a long time since I got on a scale. Â Creeping up higher than it was last time I was on one. Â Of course, I’d spent the afternoon and evening putting away a few pounds of food, I’m sure, but still. Â Woof. Â Gotta lay off the takeout/mall food when at work, and not just for financial reasons. Â Been looking at the daily photos I’ve been taking this month to mark my moustache, and it’s been somewhat alarming to see how blotchy my skin is. Â I know it’s bad lighting, with a flash, *right* before going to be, so how shiny am I think I’m supposed to look, really, but still.
Actually, most of it’s probably just the picture flip thing. Â I think I’ve talked about this before, that most people don’t like photos of themselves because their face is on backwards from what they see in the mirror a few times a day. Â Â Maybe I’ll try that again, and you tell me which looks like me to you.
wow. Â I bet the formatting on that’s going to be atrocious.
So yeah, ate a bunch of food, and then we decorated these cool little sugar skull things Beth bought and filled. Â Pictures will be in the post once I figure out how to get my text where I want it. Â Nope, I give up. Â Went to the Farmer’s Market (Farmers?) at Nat Bailey stadium today, which was at least as big at the Summer market at Mole Hill, minus all the shitty “Oh hi, yes, lovely day, blessed to be living here, yes, management and board are causing us to move out, yeah, no sure, we love it” politics we used to have to deal with while downtown.
Bought some of the black bean homous from the bean guy (yay!) and the boys got actual real honest to goodness maple syrup on snow (okay, crushed ice stuff) on a stick. Â It was extremely messy by the time our two monsters go through it, but they certainly seemed to enjoy it. Â That reminds me, there should be a single maple leave thingie in a bag somewhere, ’cause I bought three of those, and Arwen and I only had one each.
Yeah, so last night was an odd experience for me. Â Don’t know if it was caffeine overload, caffeineÂ withdrawal, or good old fashioned physical exhaustion, but holy WOW was I uncomfortable in my own body right before crashing out to bed. Â Just everything hurt, and itched, and was generally wound up. Â I slept like a log last night, crashed on the couch for another hour this morning, and fell asleep in a chair at Beth’s (woke myself up with my own snoring, and then did some dishes). Â Why is it always so much easier to do dishes at someone else’s house?
Here’s some sugar skulls.
I’ve got one in there around the 8 O’clock area. Â I’m sure CakeWrecks looks forward to me following my bliss as an icing piper.
That’s it for tonight from me, gentle readers. Â On the “but am I dying?” front, my finger seems to be getting better, though it still looks scary as heck. Â I think the top and bottom layers have fused together again at the nailbed, and I try to ignore that I have a slightly frost-bitten feeling at the tip of my finger.
Give it six months, and it’ll be fine, I’m sure, but I might use crazy-glue as a temporary fill in the meantime (if I could figure out some way to do it, I’d probably include a zip-tie (zap strap? what’re those things called?)
My buddy who was in Malibu until about three weeks ago might be going back again next week, at least until we figure out how best to use him. Â $Foundation purchased $Company1 back in Jan/Feb, and he doesn’t see where his Art Direction and storytelling is going to come in when it comes to a 2d-to-3d film conversion company. Â I know the feeling, since I’m the IT manager, and don’t know where I fit in with a 90% Mac office right now. Â Not my forte, y’know? (Didn’t I say that yesterday, too?)
Nice thing about visiting with Arwen’s family is that her sister’s partner is this very low-key, grounded, softspoken person who doesn’t seem the type, but has been talking about learning to spin, and bringing up bands (artists?) like eDIT and Burial. Â I would LOVE to go to a club night somewhere playing something like that. Â Maybe it’s more that I wish *I* could do that, so I instead want to help anyone else who’s interested in doing it. Â Maybe it’s because I think if THEY can do it, that means maybe *I* could do it too.
Alsoplusand… if you want to hear the first overseas podcast we did since Jonny Vancouver went to China (of all the unmitigated GALL), please visit http://www.geckotemple.com/podcast and enjoy my utterly blown-out microphone (tip: don’t use Skype, and then record it if you’re also participating, ’cause I think it somehow managed to record me at DOUBLE the input, or something – you’ll see what I mean the second you hit play on episode 36).
Oh, and if you’re on Twitter, come follow me in my grumblings about BCTransit, and weather, and you kids get offa my lawn. @zenrender
Nightie night, folks.
If I type sixteen more words, I’ll hit an even thousand. Â Cool huh? Yep.