In loving, living memory, John Melançon 1928 – 2007
Delightful women on either side of me, overlapping visits in Natick from South Korea (OK, well really more Southern California) and Switzerland, and another on an online call. Good catch up and launched her web site!
Pale Blue Eyes, Velvet Underground.
OK that song is always going to make me think of K. With the "make me mad" part role-reversed though... but, "what i had and, couldn't keep"...
Much possible business directions-- polygamy is legal in business! Put still in the possible, not the actual. Must finish book and pick some partners and do something.
Also, the person who made this viral video success gave me a ride home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDaiFfY78a4
You may notice i'm reaching for accomplishments today.
Met with CPA Jason Cooper.
finished doing the dishes.
caught the mouse and released it off the tracks.
Before Kaveri's amazing report and discussion: http://mlncn.com/node/1776
boiled potatoes-- but apparently not long enough!! Were still a bit hard until finished overcooking everything. I didn't want to but when the second Desi woman told me to add water (independently), i did. Guess it worked.
two heads garlic
Half an onion.
Kaveri's Garam Masala from over a year ago :-)
and dal - Udar (?) whole
took a long time cooking but they got soft eventually
and the chorizo, separate
say, did you get flowers last month?
[he typed with heart pounding]
No, that's not a ringing endorsement. And no, i don't take hints. And it wouldn't make any difference in how i act anyway, which may not say much for my romancing strategy and abilities.
Unconditional love means many important actions aren't dependent on an answer. Simple support.
quarry right in the grid suburbs with the leafless trees
so incredibly deep!! tiny border of woods
the flat warehouses
the dozens of tracks of trains altogether
the airline warehouses or hangers
including, as we finally touched down amid turbulance, one with the letters removed, but the remains still visible: EVA AIR
snowing in Chicago
collective smaller than ever
business partner's off the hook
but his beats livestream sure is good and soothing http://www.ustream.tv/channel/minimal-selections
lose some / win some?
Stayed home working (fairly productively too, what a brutal week, i am sorry publisher, clients, and anyone else who wants me to finish something or who simply wants a piece of my time— it's just been a long, slow, slog for everything) while Grandpa and Mom and Nadia and her friend went to dinner at Fairway and to see the best jazz musicians on the Cape play at, uh, Willy's Gym.
Ah, that felt nice to write a multi-nested parenthetical phrased sentence that's well nigh incomprehensible. That stuff doesn't fly in a book. At least, i hope there's nothing like that in there.
THe constant rain, often a downpour, is nice— it's been a while since i've seen it. It melted all the snow overnight, but the sea-ice, that is like frosting to walk through, is something else. It was born of water and salt and doesn't seem to mind the rain much.
Also talked to Dimitrius, he says he's still taking it easy. Was working while i was in town.
Didn't reach Eliana but it was good to get through by e-mail... when she LinkedIn me, actually, some back-and-forth.
sorry, not sure if it's public for me to say whom!
would be ok if only the-missing-word-that-we-mean-when-we-misuse-irony points outweighed the stupid points.
fairly productive work day
on the plus side, JoJo (a cat) is giving me a massage (claws in!) and purred like an idling 18-wheeler the whole time. (Reminds me of K when i gave a good massage.)
The people of Egypt have forced President Mubarak out. He put the armed forces – which maintained an amazing neutrality throughout the 18 day standoff – in charge on his way out.
Very nice afternoon and evening!
DjColburn: Sushi night! #foodporn http://t.co/kF8h1OC
- three sheets to the wind -- basically telling someone they walk like a badly build windmill.
- hold a candle to -- saying someone is not worthy of even apprenticing to someone else (hold the candle while they work)
- the whole nine yards -- all 27 feet of bullets for a gun, but this one seems to be an apocryphal etymology, as that is an anyhow unlikely World War II origin and the phrase doesn't start to get used until well into the Vietnam war era.
I really shouldn't wear my Celtics jacket when going into Boston on game days. I'll lead people on the train to the wrong stop.
On the other hand, whenever i do, they win.
The clouds graced New England with another foot of snow (though the previous foot had mostly melted).
I dug out the car and drove N to the station. I'd checked mbta.com first to see if the Worcester-Framingham line was even running and the site was down, not there at all.
But drove the Kia through the mess, dropped her off, and the train was there, right on time, by the time i got back from the post office (where i was the first to walk up the steps; fortunately the door was open; unfortunately the P.O. box was empty).