April 14th, 2005

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MN-Stf meeting this Saturday

The next MN-Stf meeting/party will be this Saturday, April 16th at the home of Irene & Scott Raun (sraun), 3928 11th Ave S, Minneapolis. They have small dogs and smoking is outside. FFI: 612-822-0451, sraun@fireopal.org, realitychallenged@fireopal.org.

Minn-StF "meetings" are actually very casual parties and are usually held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at homes of Minn-StF members. The start time is 2:00 p.m., though more people tend to show up around 4 or 5 p.m. Parties run as long as they run, usually 'til at least 9 or 10 p.m. There will be a brief business meeting around 5:00 p.m. (or when your President, me, arrives, whichever is later) where future meeting locations will be mentioned, and folks can make any other announcements.

People coming to the meeting are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to share. You are welcome if you can't bring anything, of course, but if you can, please do. Also, we encourage people to wear a name tag; old convention badges are perfect. This not only makes it easier for new folks to get to know us, but also helps those of us that aren't great with names to be more at ease.

I look forward to seeing folks there and will be bringing my laptop in order to share my photos from my recent trip to India.
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The lazy days of spring

Yeah, right.

On my day off, Wednesday, I had to pop in to work for a meeting that was kind of a round-up of how my trip to India went. We also discussed how things could work better for the India team from the U.S. end; what the U.S. team could do to make things easier for the India team.

Of course, said meeting was in the middle of my sleep period, so I was basically wasted for the day. I did manage to be moderately sociable to Stephen and Margaret and their two children after returning from the meeting. They were visiting from Seattle, in town for a family wedding and various things. Was good to see them and to get to meet the newest addition to their family.

Then there was the sleeping. All of Wednesday night and a good chunk of Thursday morning. This put the damper on any attempt to get my taxes done by the last minute. I'll be filing for an extension this year for the first time.

Plus there's garden stuff to do. Got a chunk of irises transplanted but have more of those to do. Have to keep an eye on the quack grass, lest it infiltrate the burgeoning prairies. Also working on getting an area smothered for a rain garden. And I owe the neighborhood gardening coordinator some work on the community garden web sites.

MN-Stf on Saturday, no fewer than two other parties to attend that day. The Walker is having its grand re-opening this weekend. I need to get my bike in shape for riding to work (especially with gas prices as outrageous as they are).

It's only April and I already feel three months behind.
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