Yesterday’s plan didn’t quite pan out.

Yesterday’s plan didn’t quite pan out. I ip-skayed the gym. Oh well. At least I remembered my access card and got into work at 5:30 on the dot.

Wt: Didn’t weigh today. I know in a few days I’ll level out.
Mood: Rested
Work docket: Today was the first day of the “Static” automation. I used to to it by hand on Tuesdays. Because this is the first ‘run’ of the script, there are some changes that need to be made to the templates. I’ll do that, then update the ‘hand’ section, add today’s wedding story to our bridal guide (my baby) and move on to beginning the new(!!) Community guide MivaScripts.
Lunch: Smart Ones Basil Chicken, plus more Perl. I’m currently STILL going through Chapters 7 and 8, which are about pattern matching and regular expressions. According to the book, these are the two hardest chapters. According to me, I think I’m too old to learn anything. But I’ll keep plugging.
Afternoon: Second meeting with Financial Advisor #33 at 2:30. I’ll head there straight from work.
Evening: Tai chi at 6:30, will scoot over Mom’s afterward to purchase plane tickets for California. If I’m still awake, I’ll go on the “Weeping Weapons” quest w/my guild. Dunno about you, but “weeping weapons” sounds messy to me.

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July 7, 2003

Back to the grind…

Picture a young woman at dawn, fresh from the holiday weekend, striding confidently through a dewy parking lot toward her place of employ. Picture the feeling of doom when she realizes that her access card is NOT in its usual spot. Hm. Turns out I LEFT it on my desk all weekend. Yeesh. Much thanks to my buddy at Havco Vending for letting me into the first door and to Pat for letting me into the second one.

Wt: Haha…funny thing! I stepped onto the scale and it stopped at 137.8 (typical for weekend) then popped up to 139.0 (Sweet merciful crap!!) then back down to 137.8. (whew!) I’m not too concerned though. Weekend weight usually falls off quickly. BOY did I eat. Ben&Jerry’s, Doritos, Water Ice, pasta salad, devilled eggs. Yum! I wouldn’t do any differently. Well worth the two pounds.
Mood: Rested
Work docket: Did Ingle. Have to do Friday’s Hot Properties (waiting for ads), today’s Hot Jobs, faith update, and a buncha stuff.
Lunch Plans: Brought Healthy Choice Turkey and Mashed potatoes. Will finish Chapter 8 of Learning Perl (regular expressions…they make my head hurt) and maybe start Chapter 9.
Afternoon: Go to the gym. Definately. I’m also out of Oatmeal bowls after this morning, and Berry Burst Cheerios.
Evening Unknown. Will probably collapse on NEW recliner from shock of being back to routine.
Music: Stepping through my Dave Matthews Band collection chronologically. Starting with Under the Table and Dreaming. From what I’ve read, this summer tour is the band’s best in years. A reason to look forward to my birthday!
State of the Spouse: He had a crummy night, but was in bed when my alarm woke up so maybe he’ll be ok soon. Hopefully I don’t catch his bug.

And Barry White’s gone!! He slipped away while we were all celebrating our holiday. :/ Too young.

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All in all, a pretty so-so weekend

All in all, a pretty so-so weekend.

Low points: lots of needless eating, return of the ants, the passing of my Great-Aunt Evelyn in San Diego (I hadn’t been in contact w/her for ages), and now David’s sick.
High points: good BBQ on Friday, ate some really good junk food, Independence Day on FOX tonight, and we got rid of the chaise and got a new recliner.

But next weekend should be better, as we’re planning a jaunt to New York. We haven’t been there since before 9/11/01. I am so NOT tired, but I gotta go to bed.

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July 4, 2003

It’s officially Friday and the Fourth of July. A happy 4th to you, and Happy 227th Birthday to this great country. Just think of how many times over I would have been executed in other countries by now!

Last night I had a dream that in order to have a plant I had to send an argument named ‘seed’ to a function named ‘grow.’ There was also a ‘water’ subroutine. Too much PERL, my friends.

And on a less-bizarre note, I’m sitting next to David, whom I haven’t seen for more than 1.75 hours in 12 days straight. He’s a much better companion than the volleyball with the painted-on face whom I’ve been talking to the last 3 or 4 days. *twitch*

Wt: 135.8, heading into the weekend.
Mood: Reclusive
Plans: May head off to breakfast w/David(!!)
BBQ? Of course. I’m making devilled eggs and my pasta salad. John will be responsible for meat.

And, finally, the Friday Five!

1. What were your favorite childhood stories?
I liked Dr. Seuss books, and I also had a big hard-cover book of fairy tales. Not the sanitized ones, but the nasty ones where people died horrible deaths and Snow White has a sister named Rose Red who spat up toads and vermin whever she spoke. (I can’t find a link to prove I’m not crazy…trust me…I’m not crazy!) Cool, huh? The Little House on the Prairie series and Little Women were favorites of mine, too.

2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children?
Probably all of them!

3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything?
Those fairy tales were pretty harsh, plus Little Women had Beth, who was nothing but Dead Girl Walking for 3/4 of the book.

4. How old were you when you first learned to read?
Three. Taught by Mom and Sesame Street. My first reads words were traffic signs, then brand names (the logos probably helped) but I was reading kiddie books by 3.

5. Do you remember the first ‘grown-up’ book you read? How old were you?
At 10, Judy Blume books were the most grown-up I could imagine. Mom was very on top of the media that I had access to, so I really didn’t hit adult books until my teens.

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