Okay, I am officially totally overbooked to the max. More than a week since my last update!
Tuesday the 3rd I worked and then had a nice family dinner with Russell & Brigid at California Pizza Kitchen. The CPK pear & gorgonzola pizza is just sooooo yummy. I confess I start to crave them if I haven't had one in about a month. And they are even better folded over cold for breakfast the next morning.
Wednesday I worked from home because I had another dentist appointment to get some fillings replaced. It was to ouch. They just couldn't get it numb and Dr T. says, "I'm going slowly so it will hurt less." And I'm like, "I want you to go fast and get it over with!!" It took about 1-1/2 hours with my jaw propped open so it was sore for a week!
Thursday and Friday we had back-to-back patent meetings at work. Yes, I worked on a Friday. *sigh* It throws everything off! Friday night we had a nice coven meeting, muchly around planning Samhain. Have I mentioned Owl Moon (with a lot of help from Dark Forest) is doing the NROOGD open Samhain in Palo Alto? pdf flyer
if you're interested.
Saturday Russell and I met sbisson
at Mini Gourmet for breakfast before going home and cooking up a vegan Pomegranate Risotto and a ham to feed the folks coming to the Samhain rehearsal. We ate and did a read through and practiced some of the tricky bits. I think it is going well. On Sunday Petra & Chris & Rachael painted a maze on canvas in the parking lot of a nearby school... the paint bled through leaving a maze on their parking lot. Guerilla art! In the evening sbisson
and I went caching and then hung out in Mountain View until our 9pm reservations at Tamarine in Palo Alto. The company and the food were exquisite but by the end I was flagging badly since it was waaaay past my bedtime! I got us all home safely though.
Sunday I slept in, which I really, really needed. I headed up to Mountain View again for a noon gathering of the Northern California Where's George Association at the Tied House. About 20 people showed up and I spent a fair amount of time visiting a lovely new Georger named Ambyrhawke. (I gave her a Samhain invite.) At about 2:30 some folks were leaving and Ambyr and I wandered across the street and found a cool cache. She went back inside and I did a circuit of three more downtown caches and stopped by Global Beads to pick up some more baby temporary tattoos
. I had gotten some for Sophia and everyone who saw them could think of a baby who needed some. *laugh* I love the pirate one and the hotrod baby carriage! When I got back to my car I noticed that about eight of my favorite Georgers were still at Tied House so I went back in and visited some more. *grin*
Russell had spent the day off at Renn Faire (he took some great pictures!) and we both were pretty ready to veg out. We watched the Bill Moyers special on Capital Crimes
that we had recorded on Wednesday. I didn't hear anything I didn't know (being a news junkie) but it was pretty harrowing to watch it all laid out like that. The disgusting thing to me is how all that malfeasance has paid off... the TX legislature is still gerrymandered, the balance of power is still way off kilter, the Tribes Abramoff represented got screwed, etc. Some politicians might get two year sentences. Whoopee. A black man can get that for f'ing jaywalking, y'know?
Monday it was back at work. mr_kurt
and I tried to go caching at lunch but it was one of those days when the super caching senses are just not working and we didn't find a thing. *sigh* My guts had been roiling all weekend and when it got to dancing Monday night I didn't last very long. Bah. We did talk about doing a Tara dance
workshop at PantheaCon and maybe get together the 21 dancers to do a full Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara.
came by and took mr_kurt
& I over to Suraj for lunch. A bit dangerous with my guts being snarky but I didn't drink chai and that seems to have helped considerable. Bah. I *like* chai. But at least the curry and such didn't gripe me. After work I met Russell to see This Movie is Not Yet Rated
, which is a documentary about the MPAA rating system. It was good information but, I thought, not a very compelling movie. It was mostly talking heads (directors telling about their experiences) and following the private investigator the documentarian had hired to try to find out who sits on the ratings board. The PI was great and they did find out who the current raters are. But I am not sure that was enough of a payoff to make the movie interesting.
And that brings me to this morning. I got to the office about 6am so I'd have time to george some bills (and finish entering gathering swaps into favorites), write this journal entry and get maps together for my trip up to Lake County tomorrow. Yesterday mr_kurt
realized that Google Earth thinks that the best way to get to Upper Lake is to go up Hwy 37 (lots of switchbacks over the mountains) rather than the straightforward up Hwy 101 to Hwy 20. So my "caches along a route" kml was on the wrong route! Eeep! Fixed now. I am so glad we caught that! So it is off to Sacred Connections for the weekend. The Saratoga Springs site says they now have wifi, so I may not be totally cut off as I have been in the past. (Last year I stopped in a McD's in Ukiah to log before heading into Upper Lake.) *fingers crossed*