Try me! I’m Chocolate Chip Or at least, I would be if I was a muffin. *grin* People who match chocolate chip muffins are modern and fast-paced, if a bit generic. We’re usually go-getters that like flashy new things and socializing. Just don’t try eating us before we’ve baked; raw eggs and baker’s chocolate are a bad mix. *wink* Take the Muffin Quiz to find out your variety. Quiz created by LJ user Seeking_Insight. Remember, Muffin is the path to Illumination. No Hot Dog Buns! … Continue reading →
raininva left to head back home a few hours ago. She got to leave work early Friday, so managed to arrive here in time to see the new house in the light. Turns out I picked out a place she approves of, so that’s one less worry for me. Rain’s already posted pictures she took Friday, and we’re planing where to put stuff – at least we know we’ll have room for all our junk. I hope we can start having people over more often now that we have more room. The weekend felt good, like we squeezed a lot … Continue reading →
A Baby’s Diary: “Day 1 – Still tired from the move.” – Steven Wright. I’m all set up in my new place here in Virginia Beach. Room is nice sized, roommates are nice, and I’ve got the Internet connection working, so I’m as comfy as possible. Went to the grocery store today and, for the first time in over 35 years, bought a week’s worth of food for only myself. Weird. I miss Roanoke already 🙂 I hope my first day at the new job is a smooth one.
The element of Technicon that has stayed with me most this morning is the great pain in my legs from dancing too much too quickly Saturday night. Oh, yes… and I think that next time raininva and I go to India Garden, we’re ordering just bland chicken “tanders” and the garlic “naan” (bread). Our stomachs aren’t international enough for much else. … Continue reading →
I had the first glass of wine I’ve had in years. Honestly, probably the best-tasting, to my preferences. The dealer’s room had the Callahan’s Saloon softcover (“Lady Slings The Booze”) I’d been missing, and the next Miles Vorkosigan I needed. I also discovered that FanPro’s Shadowrun supplements are a lot more expensive than the old FASA stuff. Stayed up till 3am Friday for a dot/Hack//Enemy demo. I won, but then the newbie is supposed to win demos, so they’ll get hooked on the game. I’m very cautious about getting hooked on collectible games. Only ate one meal Friday. I thought … Continue reading →
The Rising Star meeting in Blacksburg went well; afterwards, jdunson and I got into a lengthy discussion of dot/Hack. When we finally cleared ourselves from the parking lot, raininva and rattrap and rockbender and Bob and myself decided to make a quick run by Fun ‘n’ Games (MechWarrior boosters for the West Virginians and a trading card box for myself) and then grab some food. Well, as three of us waited outside Fun ‘n’ Games, rattrap and rockbender just plain weren’t showing. Finally ‘Bender showed up and led us to an alley a couple of blocks over, in which his … Continue reading →
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Things I like about being the only one in the office: * I can look at any web page I want providing I remember to clear my history and caches when I leave 🙂 * I can do really stupid chair dances when iTunes is playing techno and nobody can look at me strange. Things I dislike: * The phone rings every 5 minutes, and I usually have to answer with “They’re not here right now” or “I can’t give you a price on that, may I take a message for one of our sales reps?” * I can’t get … Continue reading →
I am now condemned to wearing a big meatball sub stain on my shirt for the next 8 hours. I think I’m going to look into adult-sized bibs.
Continuing my thoughts from yesterday… An unscientific poll seems to indicate that, not only are geeks having more sex, it’s often pretty kinky. I guess that’s not a great surprise when you combine the sterotypical geek willingness to embrace new ideas and desire to avoid conformity. (Or sometimes beat conformity over the head with a baseball bat.) Kinky is, of course, a relative term, but since the only part of sex necessary for the species’ survival is the act itself, I find it interesting that our brains are wired in such a way as to make all these variations so … Continue reading →