Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Tonight I ate at Tasso's in Gilroy with Lani, Ed and Cecilia. People I love, old friends who go way back. We had a glorious time laughing and talking. Cecilia's voice is very soft, and even though the restaurant wasn't noisy, I had to really focus not to miss what she was saying. I enjoyed this dinner so much it made me realize how foolish I am not to promote more get-togethers of friends from the past who still live around here. I tend to rely on others to arrange things, which I always enjoy. But I don't take initiative, unless we are about to go to Michigan. A crisp beautiful fingernail moon was over my left fender most of the way home.
Then I turned toward it and was almost there on Highway 85.
Last night I edited the Wikipedia article on Barbara Tuchman. I changed the word "conspired" to the more correct "aspired." I'll have to check and see if it is still there; also where the period goes, inside or outside the parentheses . . . It stunned me how much fun this was to do; Scott doesn't really believe that community editing will work. And I guess it does take a big community.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Today Dickens almost finished the deck cover--he might get through tomorrow. Then I'll need to fix my epiphyllum pots and get them hanging again.
Scott's CAT scan shows nothing wrong. He had his nuclear circulation study done today. His doctor has referred him to the back specialist. I think that definitely might be where the injury is. We are just sort of hanging around now after planning for months to go to Michigan. It is sort of a suspended feeling.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
More work on the deck today. The board that's been being worked on by the carpenter bees, one slow black bee at a time, is almost hollow. Pretty impressive. Contractor Dickens' truck broke down in front of the driveway and left a pool of what is probably hydraulic fluid. Uck. The painting of deck beams by the nephew went on slowly, as if it were art.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
The Sammons and Peterson books led me deep into the Actions and Channels palettes. Here is one of the first results. I might never have got the Nik, if I had figured this out. Tip: look for the tiny triangles in the upper right hand corner of the palette, which open up new menus.
I am continuing this as a sort of diary, because I haven't ascertained who the possible audience is. Another UPS package was delivered behind the pot and watered. But the books were only damp, not wet.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Had a lovely lunch today with the Rice's and Cathy at the Fish Market. Excellent food and laughter. We couldn't go to see MB's new carpet because Scott's back still hurts from the fall.
A House re-run is on right now. There must be something better; I must learn how to use the clicker. I think House is cool, though, I must admit. I don't know why these guys like the Hunter Thompson persona, or the Bukowski persona appeal to me, but they do . . .