July 5th, 2005

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A Post

Blah, blah, blah... Figured I should probably post a "this is what's going on" kind of thing.

Colorado's been, well, green. It's not really a normal thing for here, nor a particularly abnormal thing, but as Denver is semi-arid to start with and prone to the occasional drought, it's worthy of comment. It's actually been green for a while, but it pretty much always turns green in April or May or so, but it doesn't always last until July before turning yellow again. I've been keeping up the hiking (not so much this last week, though), and next weekend I'll be up in the mountains for RMSS (first time in a couple years, I skipped pretty much everything last year), and it's nice to have the more-than-occasional wildflower around for both.

Yesterday lots of stuff blew up, and as usual I went to Wil's house on the hill to watch it (which, the last couple of years before this one was also my house, making it a particularly short trip), and as usual you could watch pretty much every display in the Denver area from there. I was tired, though, because (a) I'm sick (bleh, damned cold), and (b) not only is the working nights, sleeping days thing working against hanging out for grilling and fireworks, I'm also futzing with the schedule so that I can actually function during RMSS this weekend (sleeping days in the mountains in a hot tent, not so practical). Not to mention recover my evenings -- I kinda let my schedule slip out of control not too long after switching to nights a month or two or whenever ago.

Been watching B5 on DVD again. I'd forgotten how good it got, starting mid-second season or so, especially after having gone through the rather painful first season on DVD before (it wasn't that painful the first (few) time(s), just stiff, but the early stuff doesn't stand up to rewatching that well when you already know how all the stuff will turn out).

Blah. I'm tired.
  • Current Music
    Nadas - Clear

Things That Amuse Me

Sometime in the last few months, Rice has actually managed to find me. It took them pretty much a decade to pull it off, but now I get the alumni newsletter thingy and the Sallyport and I'm on the local Denver alumni mailing list, which is actually kind of nice and worth the occasional appeal for money (interestingly, my high school never lost track of me through at least ten or fifteen moves, but Rice pretty much lost me right away). Of course, it makes me wonder how the heck they actually DID find me without me telling them where I was, and it amuses me to think that I'll be ending up in Japan in a while anyway, and there's no telling what might happen then.

Let's see, what else... I just increased the number of people on my friends list by about fifty percent in one orgy of, er, friend-adding. Someone I know commented on a post in a journal I read, and so I added them, and started following the trail of friends to find a reasonably large chunk of KC fandom and associated people. So, I added a few of them, too. We'll see how long it takes them to realize that I've shown up, or if they post something interesting, perhaps I'll pipe up (I've more or less fallen out of touch with most of the people around KC, given that I haven't visited in a couple of years now. I haven't really gone anywhere very far away from Denver in quite some time, actually. Hopefully that will change -- if I do end up going to Japan in the November-ish timeframe I'm currently hoping for, I'd like to spend some time seeing people before I go).

Of course, adding that many people, I'm not sure I'll be able to keep up, and might end up having to drop a few.

Also... Cleaned up the apartment some, which had gotten quite embarrasingly messy. Didn't do a terribly thorough job, mind you, but almost anythinig would have been an immense improvement. Hopefully I'll keep that momentum going over the next week or so as I prepare for RMSS.
  • Current Music
    Boccherini - Quintettino - 4. Passacalle