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September 2007

BBQ info for today, Sun Sep 30

This is locked down to the roommates: Sue and I are running out to grab a few things on the way to the BBQ. She and Lisa would like to decorate a cake on site. The BBQ is at coyote point park from noon to 4 pm. Directions about the park, etc are here: The […]

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, duncanroo! Here’s hoping it’s big, green, and fun. And we’ll be seeing you in a bit!

Moosik

So my fear of embarrassing myself at music was not as bad as I thought. It wasn’t as good as a hoped either. For one thing we went over other music and I was handed the solo lead on a rather interesting part. The William Byrd Suite I’ve never played this part on. And where […]

So what was the lie?

A little bit ago I posted the following five statements, with one of them being a lie, for folks to guess at: 1. I’ve been on national television twice 2. I’ve been ticketed by a NJ state patrolman because I was furry 3. I’ve been blessed by Pope John Paul II 4. I’ve met with […]

Aieeeeee!

I really do need to get a music icon or make one. So the “new” band I tested out turns out to be a fun group and lets me work on my soprano clarinet chops. I had initially had expected a nice lazy time at 3rd or maybe 2nd clarinet. As with many middle-of-the-road community […]

Scattergories!

Swiped from kuddlepup: SCATTERGORIES… Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following…They MUST be real places, names, things… NOTHING made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question. Your Name: […]

Because everyone else is doing it!

As shaterri did: Four of these statements are true; one is a blatant lie. Which one am I lying to you about? 1. I’ve been on national television twice 2. I’ve been ticketed by a NJ state patrolman because I was furry 3. I’ve been blessed by Pope John Paul II 4. I’ve met with […]

Green is back, part I.

The weather out here is very much like the Mediterranean. The season holds and holds, with no rain at all during summer, and not much in the way for humidity. And then one day the coastal roll finally breaks in and it’s cool and breezy with big puffy clouds. After two gently cool evenings with […]

A common mistake.

A conversation last night left me thinking about programmers and projects I’ve worked on over the years. I particularly ended up thking about a rather interesting essay that Joel Spolsky wrote. It’s about programming and called Things You Should Never Do. It is interesting to look at it now, through the glasses of the post-dot-bomb. […]

Speaking of cool folks in the valley…

This weekend was kinda quiet. It was a nice shift of gears after slamming AC, SDCC, and Burning Man back to back to back. We’ve had one or two of these and I’m starting to feel a bit normal again. Heck, I’m even catching up on LJ. Sue and I had been tracking some folks […]