First things first: photos.
And now, because I'... more->
As I was waiting for the train to get to O'Hare this morning, this old guy in a scruffy baseball cap got my attention. I took off my headphones (I'd been listening to Bond) and he asked me if it was a violin that I was carrying slung across my back. I replied that it was, and he said "God bless you!". He shook my hand, and continued, "It's an honor to play the violin."
That dude is absolutely right-... more->
One way that I know that I'm terribly excited about moving into the Parsonage is that I've been spending an inordinate amount of time fixing up 3D models of the place. Another way is that when Katya and I stopped by to pick up the keys from my housemates last night, we stayed and chatted for an hour or so.
One thing that they mentioned was that I wouldn't necessarily have to give up my room, even if I took the big room, which is really amazingly nice of them. That, together with the fact t... more->
My mother and I went to Duke Gardens this weekend, while I was down there for the wedding. The garden was beautiful, and the ducks very friendly:
Very friendly, indeed:
So, I have to choose between the "Big Bedroom" and the "Little Bedroom". The big bedroom is the largest in th... more->
Holy Shit, I'm leaving for North Carolina tomorrow morning, and I have _so much_ to do here at work. So naturally I'm going to write a 'blog entry about intelligence agents on the radio.
I was going to title this post "Brother, can you spare 15,468.87?" but that makes it sound like a bad thing, and actually I'm extremely happy (and proud) about my debt.
To quote my jubilant instant message to Katya just now:
- My credit limit is $5,000, and my current balance is $5,101.85 Today I made a payment of $178.85, which means that when it clears I will be below the maximum for the first time in four years!!!
I have this wacky deal where I p... more->
If asked about my top five favorite video games, I might be hard pressed to choose. Among them, however, would without a doubt be Deus Ex and Max Payne*. Before I describe Half Life 2, and explain why it isn't in the top five, let my just tell you about these two games.
Max PayneMax Payne is of the first-person family, like Doom, although technically the camera is just behind your avatar, and you can watch yourself run and jump. The... more->
I can't really describe this fantastic Maoist Opera and, besides, once you've visited that site (it'll take you all of five minutes, come on!) you'll know just as much as I do.
I just know that A)I very much want to see this, and B) after I've seen it, I think I want to stage it... more->
Well, everyone else is doing it, and my 1gig miniSD card just came in the mail so I can finally store music on my mp3 player again. Thus, after putting it on shuffle, here are the first ten randomly selected songs:
- How Fucking Romantic--The Magnetic Fields
- The really, really pure and good songs on this album, and the overall coolness of it, make up... more->
My favorite quote from the linked article:
"... [S]atanis... more->
So our lease is up on the 31st of May, and we are moving out of the House of Lords (the name of our current apartment building, and probably the grandest thing about the place). After some effort I was able to recall my previous apartment--with its sloping floors, and the front door that opened directly into the kitchen--and I realized that our current place was a real step up. Nevertheless, it is time for us to take another step.
There are two options on the table so far, although we haven't act... more->