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Mood: chipper
Music: Penn Six-5000 - "Conrad Bain"
Posted on 2005-05-18 11:20:00
Words: 427

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Last night, as djedi mentioned, we babysat his two nephews. Wow. Wow! Kids have lots of energy, as it turns out. Wasn't exactly the relaxing night at home that I had thought it was gonna be, but it was fun. Brodie just makes a beeline for things, and more often than not, he ends up pushing buttons or messing up a puzzle or just generally getting into things that he really shouldn't. I played ball with them a lot, which involved lots of juggling balls flying around the apartment. Luckily there were no casualties, and the boys seemed to have fun. Then djedi and quijax and I worked a few crosswords. Some of the answers to the first one (the theme was "TV Dinners") were really bad, like "Cherry Falwell" (which seems cute enough now, but not easy to come up with!)

For all those interested, my iTunes analysis is updated whenever I back up my iTunes database, which these days is quite often so I can see my new favorite bands and whatnot. :-)

It's a coworker's last day today, so we're getting Chipotle and eating at a park, which sounds like a lot of fun!

Going to go on vacation with my family, and so I have to change my Delta tickets. Luckily the customer service is pretty good - called them up and asked a few questions with very little hassle.

wonderjess gave me the soundtrack to Spamalot, which I listened to yesterday. Funny stuff! I highly recommend it.

Also started reading another birthday present, The Wisdom Of Crowds. It's OK so far, but I'm expecting the second half of the book to be better (the second half is case studies). The basic thesis is that given the right characteristics (independence, etc.), a group of people can make a better decision than almost all of its members could individually. Very similar in style to The Tipping Point, which I also liked a lot.

Going to get together with wildrice13 tonight (I think) and do more FFX-2. Good stuff!

I like djedi's penguin icons a lot. Maybe I'll change mine.

Thus ends my series of disconnected thoughts. Peace out!

Oh yeah - forgot to add that I started playing with del.icio.us a bit (you can find my bookmarks here). It's a social bookmarking site that's all the rage these days - the idea is that you bookmark interesting places and tag them, and your bookmarks and tags are visible, and so anyone can search for interesting tags and find your bookmarks. It's cooler than it sounds!


Comment from djedi:

How much extra does it cost for the new tickets? And are they for the weekend after my birthday as discussed?

Comment from gregstoll:

It costs $50, and my mom has offered to reimburse me. And yes, the dates are either Aug 10-14 (wednesday - sunday) or Aug 12-16 (friday - tuesday).

Comment from gregstoll:

Ack, that's your birthday weekend! Maybe I'll do the later one (leaving on sunday) so I can be here for your birthday. Do you know when you'll be leaving for the crypto conference?

Comment from djedi:

On Sunday.

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