May 2nd, 2004
The 5th line of my 23rd entry was:
"(MI, WI, MN)..."
I notice now that the line breaks weren't inserted now. Going by the last line (which is the 3rd line or 4th if you count HTML markup), it would be:
"Welp, I've got the Western Continental states covered. Countries would be boring. Just here, Canada, and Mexico. =/"
Going by fifth sentence:
"Countries would be boring."
I couldn't help but notice the presence of the Law of Fives (in which five appears five times) in the meme. Clearly Eris is at work.
I was reflecting on the way that I used to think I posted. Then I read back through a couple of posts and noticed that I post in more or less the same way as I used to. For some odd reason, I had it in my skull that I posted interesting things more often than not. By interesting, I mean more random events involving relsqui and I.
I noticed today that my perl script (output visible at http://l.armory.com/~relsqui/misc/time) turns over at random points due to my definition of months, days, hours, and so on without reference to each other.
For example, it jumped from "10 months, 30 days, 10 hours, 29 minutes, and 59 seconds" at 2004-05-02 04:00:00 to "11 months, 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 seconds" at 2004-05-02 04:00:01.
It's still accurate. It's just that a year, month, day, hour, or minute isn't a Gregorian year, month, day, hour, or minute. Which is fine by me. I prefer being accurate to the second without worrying about these silly leap years and so on.
I've been doing a lot of stunt kite flying lately. I've missed it greatly. Taught relsqui and her parents how to fly. Lots of fun had by all. One minor tragedy: My wasp has a small hole in it. Probably a result of old fabric and a stiff breeze. It should be easy to repair though. It looks like it's along a seam, thankfully. That kite is truly the Cadillac of stunt kites. Flying it after flying the Hawaiian kites was like going from a beat up El Camino to a Porsche.
On the plus side, the Pro-Cat (which we never flew at home, but occasionally in Monterey or San Diego) _loves_ the Marina breeze. We gave up flying it after a while yesterday because our hands were too tired to keep fighting it. It was pulling hard enough to knock me off of my feet a few times.
If anyone in Berkeley wants to fly kites, we'd love to use you as an excuse to fly ; )