Franklin Veaux (tacit) wrote,
Franklin Veaux
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The good, the bad, the ugly...

- I have a new laptop--the result of an accident with the old one (Shelly tripped over the power cord, and it landed face-down, breaking rather dramatically). The new one is capable of playing World of Warcraft (bonus!). I didn't really want to replace it right away, except...

- ...spending the weekend at a trade show with a client, demoing high-end prepress software. Said client is paying rather well for the weekend--not completely enough to pay for the new laptop, but it really helps. However, this means...

- ...I won't be able to help S move this weekend. Fortunately, though, phyrra and nihilus will be helping the moving project, and speaking of which...

+ ...we've been spending even more time with the two of them lately, which has been absolutely wonderful, and still taking tentative steps toward the idea of a romantic relationship, which is good because...

+ ...it will make it that much easier to keep raiding their large and diverse library...

+ ...of such books as David Brin's Kiln People, an amazing novel and study in the nature of consciousness, identity, and non-destructive uploading...

+ ...which I just finished, while in the car...

+ ...on the way to St. Pete to look at a used car which we want to get for Shelly, which is cheap and in perfect condition...

- ...but won't be available 'til the third week of April. This means three months of waking up way too early to drive her to work. Today, her trip was particularly early, because...

+ ...Snow Crash is at the vet getting neutered today. I have to pick him up this evening, after I...

- ...get a rental car...

+ ...which my client is paying for, for the trip to Orlando. The only downside is...

- ...the client wants me there at eight AM.

Life, she is a mixed bag, you see.
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