I'm currently listening to The Dead Weather's Horehound and still blinking sleep from my eyes. I've been awake for three hours now, and I am still in that state of doldrums that normally lasts until a shower or breakfast. At this rate, I might fully come awake in time to go back to bed. Yesterday was kind of rough on the nerves. Not anything particularly specific, though there were incidents (two at least to be named shortly). I think my brain just reached an exhaustion threshold. Shame really, since I am working every night this week, going to school one of them, reading another couple centuries of pages in schoolwork, and getting my first couple of assignments turned in. Sigh. It's that "long week" thing all over again, where nights off from one set of activities, are nights on for other sets of activities, and even friendly get-togethers become another reason to not sleep as much as my body needs. I think, but I might be wrong, that this coming up Sunday is going to be one awesome day of rest for me.
There were incidents, I said. The third, and most minor, was getting Snow Leopard. Absolutely no problem and everything seems 5-by-5. Speed is up just a little bit, Exposé works better, the graphical aspects are just slight tweaked to be a bit better. Worth $20? Maybe or maybe not. I know they fixed a security flaw or two and some of my complaints with application switching seem to be solved, so I will go ahead and say "yes". Anyone looking for a generational change or anything can hold off. It is pretty much just Leopard (10.5.x) with tweaks.
The second I won't talk about much, besides to say my own delightful taunting bit me in the butt, and cost me $60 to get a textbook in a hurry so that I could do some work with it. I'm better about it now, but last night, finding out I had to spend more money felt like a slap to the face. Today, my only complaint is that I have another textbook to find room for in my ever growing stack. I'm pretty sure I'm going to sell them on Amazon. Flat charge of $30 each or something. I've got to make room. I already need one to two more bookcases, and our apartment is going to collapse if I keep this up.
The first, and most major, was kind of the most downplayed while it was going on. Becca, who has been a friend of mine since 2003, and been there during some of my worst moments and some of her worst moments, is about to leave Huntsville for the better part of a year at the least. She came over and hung out with me. I'm mentally tired enough right now that I didn't do much while she was over. I bought a copy of Bottle Rocket and we came back here and watched it. Gossiped about people and things. Relaxed on the couch. Then Sarah came home and I had to make supper before going to work and we said goodbye. Cliché as it may be, it kind of hit me after the fact that it might be 9-12 months before I see her again, and almost definitely will be that long before we hang out more than in passing. Then, on top of that, came the emotionally lesser, but still rasping moments listed as numbers "second" and "third" above, I was wiped by time I got done with everything last night and collapsed into bed.
I guess that's pretty much everything. Well, not everything. Let's see. In no particular order:
Ok, now that's everything. Have a good one folks. Fall is just right around the corner.
Si Vales, Valeo
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