It was a very busy weekend. I became proficient at dosing the cat with her antibiotics, a life skill I hope I don't have to use again soon. Fortunately jennifer_dunne
returned home last night, so the cat now has her proper human instead of a spare who merely stops by three times a day.
In writing news, I polished up the article on character naming for the STAR chapter newsletter. While doing the research for the article I purchased yet another book of names, proving that you can never have too many. Which reminds me of the conversation that I had with my brother, while he and his wife were thinking of names for their baby. Patricia: "Which one of us is expecting a child?"
Andrew: "I am."
Patricia: "And which one of us owns seven books of baby names?"
Andrew: "I guess that would be you. Hey, you think we ought to buy one of those books?"
Yesterday I went to lunch at the Cybercafe, bringing along mizkit
's Coyote Dreams, which I couldn't wait to finish. The music system must have been set to shuffle on someone's MP3 player, treating us to everything from heavy metal to power ballads. I wasn't paying much attention when Frank Sinatra came on singing My Way, but as the chorus came up, the patrons spontaneously began singing along.
The rotation also included the theme from Hill Street Blues, which inspired me to go home and purchse my first downloaded song from iTunes. Just hearing the opening bars of that theme I can instantly picture the rain, and the bleak cityscape. It's a great song for evoking despair, which is probably going to be one of my playlists when I get more organized.
Now it's back to the grind--I've finally been allowed to leave the old job, and will be taking a new assignment in the company starting tomorrow. Less finance, more technical. Looking forward to a new set of challenges. Of course, there will be the inevitable transition period where I'm doing two jobs at once, but hey, that's the breaks.