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June 4th, 2004

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04:50 am - A late update
Work has been busy up until now. We were turning away jobs that other offices were trying to give to us because we had so much to do that our lead didn't think we'd get it all finished by 9:00 a.m. Well, we're all caught up on the typesetting end but there are some 900+ pages in various stages of proofreading at the moment. So those jobs will be getting finished as the shift continues, when exactly is hard to say. In the meantime, I've got a chance to update here.

Finished reading the Barbara Sher book yesterday in the early morning after everyone had left the Kerry party and I'd had a chance to see the Twins drop another game to the Devil Rays. I think I'm ready to embark on the journey the process entails. More procrastination arose in the form of working out some specifics to create what I'm calling "APA-ware." A thing much like LiveJournal, but more like the paper apa that I (and some of you, gentle readers) are familiar with. I think I've worked out a good data schema to incorporate the features I'd like to see (ego scanning, mailing comments, attributions, etc.) and have a beginning of an idea of how it would all work. Now to find some time to hack at the schema with a database guy I know and a tool to build it all with! (What would be *really* cool is if I could export to an RSS feed, allowing propagation of the material on things like LJ, and then have comments mailed back to a special address that would glom them into mailing comments. Eh? Eh? Spiff, yes?)

So I'm hoping to get out and buy the notebook and two colors of index cards recommended for the Living the Life You Love exercises tomorrow; maybe on my way home.

I went to the dentist yesterday, where it was reported that all is fine and good with my teeth, though I need to brush and floss more often to keep them that way. After the dentist, I stopped by the barber shop near my house for a cut and a shave. My hair was getting long enough that it was a bother when it wasn't in a ponytail so I wanted to get it cut so that it was above my collar and wouldn't fall into my eyes. I got a fairly short cut that leaves me looking like I do when I have my hair pulled back except that, of course, I don't have enough to pull back any more! It's weird, but also feels pretty good. We'll see how I like it as it grows out and, if so, I'll keep going back to this guy. The shave was more troublesome. I have, the barber reports, a pretty wiry beard. In fact he said, "If I were you, I'd wear a beard!" So I've got that "shaved too close" feeling now, but do have a close shave for probably the first time in my life. I'm thinking I might try growing a beard and/or moustache is a more restrained style that I had previously. Nothing as outlandish as these guys but maybe a "natural" goatee (see http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com/Categories/categories.htm).
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