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February 20th, 2006


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02:19 am
Philday II was today, a good time was had by all, I think.

Many thanks to koneko666, knight3d, joeyclaren, and as ever, the lovely relsqui -- those four attended both Philday feasts 8)

Not to leave out beethatbumbles, thegoldengnome, #9, her friend H, knight3d's friend F, stonesundial, and her squeeze I.

We were getting dangerously near food fight levels. First with ice, then with pickle bits. I was thoroughly ketchup'd at one point. Food was good -- the matzoh ball soup was what I needed (though a shade or two less than stellar), the corned beef delightful -- and the dessert fantastic.

Afterwards, a few of us (relsqui, joeyclaren, knight3d, F, #9, and H) went back to joeyclaren's place. Mostly to play a new (to us) game called Falling and Zendo. It served as a nice wind-down before hopping in the car and zipping back down to Santa Cruz.

The drive back involved lots of relsqui dorking around with her ocarina and my concentrating on driving. I had some fun getting around a couple of slowpokes and taking turns a little differently than usual on 17.

Now, I think, I must officially own up to being -- well -- older. I've hit the Z of my A-Z life. Next year, I think I'll start on lowercase. It's in ASCIIbetical order, I guess.

Speaking of things to do -- shave & get new clothes. It's been far too long since I've worn a T-shirt and torn up jeans. I must fight this trend towards being a corporate drone!

Additionally -- a bit of work-related idiocy. I spent the last week writing a system logger that I really wasn't happy with. The upshot is that the product prints a lot of messages to console that we can't necessarily depend on. While writing it, I knew something was deeply wrong. Driving back on Friday, I realized what it was. I shouldn't be writing all that crap -- I should just be closing stdout, stderr, and reopening those as filehandles to the log. That's like 8 lines of one-time use code in a product where efficiency is important.

I'm just embarrassed that I didn't think of it sooner and instead went with the lame solution.

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From:georgie2032
Date:February 20th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
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>>Speaking of things to do -- shave & get new clothes. It's been far too long since I've worn a T-shirt and torn up jeans. I must fight this trend towards being a corporate drone!

Good lord! Photos, please. I must see this corporate Phil!
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From:relsqui
Date:February 20th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Well, not VERY corporate. Slacks and hawaiian shirts 8) and copious facial fur. The game night and Philday I pictures should give you an idea, though.
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From:georgie2032
Date:February 20th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Aww.. he looks like a lumberjack with all that fur! What a sweetie!

I dont think I ever saw him in anything other than t-shirts and jeans (a dressing gown once or twice for exams).
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From:testing4l
Date:February 21st, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
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"I cut down trees, I eat my lunch, I go to the lavat'ry..."

I have a plaid shirt in particular that would add to that impression significantly which is a part of my standard rotation (Hmmm, I wore this one last week. Does it smell? No. Eeeexcellent....)

As I write this, I'm laying out on the couch in that very same robe. Alas, it hasn't been worn outside the house in quite some time.
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From:relsqui
Date:February 22nd, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
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Alas, it hasn't been worn outside the house in quite some time.

Easily remedied.
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From:testing4l
Date:February 20th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
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She's not totally correct. I have a few *shudder* decent shirts which I wear every so often.

And I shaved once or twice for work.
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From:anarchodandyist
Date:February 20th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Man, I am sad I was not in town for Philday.
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From:relsqui
Date:February 20th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
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Fear not! Further celebration will ensue so that my mom can participate (she's not in town either). No idea WHEN, but, hey--maybe you can come for that one. : )
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From:testing4l
Date:February 20th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
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While I'd have liked nothing better than for you to have been in town, I have great confidence in your ability to celebrate Philday.

What I hope for even more is that you spread the word somewhat, so that more people will celebrate it next year and the year after next 8)
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From:danaewinters
Date:February 20th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
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"I've hit the Z of my A-Z life. Next year, I think I'll start on lowercase."

See, if you'd started out using Chinese characters instead, you wouldn't even be halfway there! Silly western alphabet! Anyway, glad your birthday went well (says a woman WAY older than you!)
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From:testing4l
Date:February 20th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you aren't that old. 60's like just around the corner, right? Just kidding. I wouldn't put you a day over 55.

No, no, seriously, all joking aside, that might not be a bad idea. I wonder how many characters people managed from cuneiform.

Either way, the fact that someone once seriously thought I was 47 is a little troubling.
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From:relsqui
Date:February 20th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Falling is new to you, maybe. 8) At least three of us there had played it before. Not that you'd have known from the way the game was going. (To be fair, two of those three weren't playing.)

Squee, I have my ocarina again! ^_^

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