Archive for August, 2005

It’s official: I’m a spinster

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

I should know by now to be careful of what I ask for, or at least the way I ask it. Specificity would help. The Universe responded last night to my recent request for help in expanding my social circle. From an email: Is there any chance you are interested in playing table games? [***] […]


Monday, August 29th, 2005

The past couple of weeks I’ve spent pleasantly adrift in the summer doldrums. There’s very little interesting stuff to report. I’ve been reading, on average, four books a week. I switched to Vonage VoIP for my telephone service. The piece I wrote on Ubuntu Linux came out in print. A client gave me a forearm-sized […]

Entomology and chiropterology

Friday, August 19th, 2005

The highlight of my day, on days when I go to my office at Presbytery, is stepping outside for a smoke. There’s a flowering hedge between the lawn and the parking lot. It has bright yellow, five-petal flowers ¾” to an inch across. And it’s filled with bumblebees. Dozens of bumblebees at any given time, […]


Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Interesting meeting tonight. Got to the church and neither of the two people with keys showed up. So we went to someone’s house and had the meeting in his living room. Acutally, it was much nicer than the church. Smaller room, better acoustics and real furniture! The speaker’s story had more drugs in it that […]

Lotsa stuff

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

This should be at least four different entries, but it’s not. I made the decision to just deal, you can too. Had just a wonderful day today with a client. Worked with her on her site, got fed, played with the kid and listened to live jazz from the next room all day. Days like […]