25 July 2011

  • Happy birthday, Sarah!
  • Up early; short walk before work.
  • Adjusted my work setup to accommodate the super seekret hardware. This is a work in progress.
  • After work headed out to Greg’s to hang out for a while. He managed to get me hooked on the relatively new Tales of Monkey Island games. Their controls are pretty clunky, but much of the magic of the old games is still there. I’ll probably pick them up when I’ve cleared out some of my video game backlog.
  • Home later than I should be, but time for bed nonetheless.

2 July 2011

  • Up early; Checked out.
  • Drove to downtown Ann Arbor to park and walk around before lunch. Got accosted by a local cop for making a left turn in front of her. In reality, we made the turn well before she got to the intersection but had to stop for a pesky pedestrian (which she probably couldn’t see) which kept us in the intersection long enough for her to catch up and get testy. She may or may not have ticketed the people behind us who made the same left turn.
  • Walked a few blocks in the oppressive heat and humidity before turning back and checking the car for tickets. Finding none, we went into the Arbor Brewing Company for lunch. I had an “Olde Number 22 German Alt” and the cask ale with my burger. The German Alt was pretty smooth but still a bit heavy for such a hot day. The cask ale really hit the spot though.
  • On the drive up to Emily’s family’s cottage we hit a few little rain storms. As the first one began, Emily flipped on the windshield wipers and the passenger side blade promptly flew off into the distance. She assured me that she was not the one who installed it. Thankfully I did not need to see the road so we pressed on.
  • We arrived at Houghton Lake shortly before dinner. We sat on the porch overlooking the lake and got caught up with Emily’s folks and her sister and brother-in-law then some family friends joined us for some delicious pulled pork sandwiches and a belated birthday cake for Amy.
  • A few of us piled into Emily’s parents’ boat and headed out on the lake for an amateur fireworks show. The fireworks were really impressive, especially since they were going off on all sides of us. These folks really spared no expense and actually seemed to know what they were doing.

27 June 2011 (Mom’s and Amy’s Birthday)

  • Happy birthday Mom and Amy!
  • Up early; to work.
  • Moved the router and modem up to the new office since the wireless signal wasn’t quite reaching there.
  • Made vegetable stir-fry for dinner. Emily made the rice and tofu last week but we didn’t have any vegetables. Now we have some and the meal is complete.
  • Stopped at Best Buy to pick up a wireless extender. Now there is no place in this house without a good signal.

13 March 2011

  • Up late. I’ll blame the clocks changing for that.
  • Great breakfast of pancakes and bacon made lovingly by my wife.
  • Played around a bit more with LMDE. I was initially disappointed with how stale some of the packages are (it’s based on Debian Testing) but once I discovered apt pinning all was well.
  • Went to a friend’s birthday party and arrived to find she’d just gotten engaged. It must be spring because romance is in the air.