Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas...n' stuff

Well, Monday was crazy. Tuesday was crazier. Today's wild. Let's recap!

Monday: You all know I fell. Go me. Monday afternoon, I grabbed a bite to eat with Jeff at Cheesehead, a kind of boutique grilled cheese shop. I had the Pizza Grilled Cheese; The Matrix told my brain that it was juicy and delicious -- or, not so much juicy as delicious. I took off from there to catch the Mid-Day bus, which ended up being the absolute slowest piece of motorized transportation I've ever used. I would have been better on a lawn tractor -- or possibly on foot. I was tuckered out from a late night, though, so riding all the way home was out of the question. Christmas eve, I had to take my wife to work at 11:00PM: Mega Lame!

Christmas: I picked my wife up from work at 7:00, then we drove to my parents' place about 20 miles from where we live. My sister, her husband (and their dog, Winston) as well as my maternal grandmother showed up as well. We opened presents, ate our traditional Thanksgiving-esque Christmas lunch, then parted ways. Gift recap in a bit.

Today: My wife had to undergo surgery. We knew it was coming, but I've been kind of mute about it. I took the day off. Without going into details, I'll say that she's recovering nicely right now (taking it easy and sleeping the anesthesia off) but it could be up to two months before we know how well this whole thing worked and about a week before preliminary results come back from the surgery.

So, on with the goodies:
My wife and I got each other new cell phones (LG VX8550s a.k.a. second-gen "Verizon Chocolate"). Mine's black, hers is a dark red. We started dating almost 11 years ago, and this is the first time we've ever had the same model of phone. I hope we don't keep confusing each other's phones, as they're very similar in color. Now I need to figure out how to get it to work like my current Moto e815 for all the bluetoothy stuff I do. I really didn't outwardly ask for any bike stuff. I'm sure to most, it looks like I have all the bike stuff a person could want. As such, I got quite a few non-cycling things. It's not that I don't want or need anything bicycle related, but I made away with some new Specialized full-finger gloves and (yet) another balaclava. At the rate my balas get funky and sweaty, I can't ever have too many. Well, 6 would be more than I could put to good use. This makes 3, and there's a 4th one buried somewhere in the abyss of stuff I packed back in June when we moved.

I'm back to work Tomorrow, and I have a bunch of stuff to do -- with two major deadlines looming heavily on me. I'll probably have to skip the holiday meal at the casino on Friday, which isn't a huge deal in my opinion. I'd have been likely to skip it even without the 2 days I took off this week. There's just too much to get done, and not much time to do it. I work very well under pressure, though.

In other news, I am changing the navigation of the site around a bit. Namely, I took out the list of labels from the side, and I'm replacing them with a very abbreviated list of relevant links. I also changed the color scheme just a little bit so the polls look better (i.e. readable). Look for another poll coming later this week.

Random Tunage:
Regina Spektor - Fidelity
Sarah McLachlan - World on Fire

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