June 22nd, 2002

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Things have been fairly stable for me these last few days. Nothing much to write about. Been watching the Twins games, have the final game of their series with the Mets on the Tivo for tomorrow. Have to resist going by their site to see how it turned out.

Hope weather is decent tomorrow. Friends have a party I plan to attend and I'd like to get out for a ride. Beastly rain didn't allow that yesterday though I did sleep well. (I think the extra darkness helps. Even though I wear a sleep mask, having less light to leak 'round it helps. And it being a bit chilly. I always sleep better when I have a nice warm place to snuggle into while it's cold.)

The team of typesetters on third shift here at work got together and brainstormed some ideas for keeping ourselves busy during this slow summer period. It'll be nice to work on some things to improve our skills and make our jobs easier while we have the time. I've volunteered to work on a way to covert our HTML-only jobs into something easy to work on in our traditional typesetting system. It'll be interesting to work on deciphering Microsoft Word's crappy HTML and seeing if anything worthwhile can be done with it.

So I feel like I'm on cruise control for now. Zipping through the broad prairies of my life, doing the things I always do. Pretty nice.
  • Current Music
    I'll Be You -- The Replacements -- Don't Tell A Soul
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Woo hoo!

I'm going to Seattle!

One of the good things about my current job is that while we're slow, we're allowed to surf 'round the net. So I checked my email and got a fare alert from Travelocity showing specials from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seattle. Checking it out on the web page and planning a speculative trip, I found a round-trip fare on United (through Denver) for just over $200. Given that I have friends and family to stay with while out there, my only other expense will be food, drink, and entertainment.

I'll be leaving Saturday, September 7 and returning Monday, September 16, 2002. I'll take a week's worth of vacation and get back in time to go to work on Monday. (With a few hours of lee-way in case of delays.)

Now to get things scheduled accordingly with work and pass the information on to family and friends to arrange things here (while I'm gone) and there.

  • Current Music
    Nothing But You -- Kim Ferron -- Buffy tVS (the Album)