April 5th, 2004


View from the beginning of the week

It was actually pretty sunny yesterday when I arrived in Canton. Colder than Kelsey's you-know-what, but sunny nonetheless. I like the move to Daylight Saving Time, myself. The later sunset (as it were) meant that I got here during daylight. That's a good thing.

Baseball season has begun. The White Sox open in Kansas City today, and the Braves open at home tomorrow night. Life has meaning once again...

Speaking of sports, I had to read it in the paper this morning (which should indicate just how important it is to me), but it would appear that Georgia Tech (from right down the road in the big city) is in the NCAA Final this evening. Good luck to them; I probably won't watch, and am somewhat put out that the game will pre-empt Two and a Half Men and CSI: Miami, but good luck to them, anyway. And, for the record, I'm a graduate of Loyola University Chicago; they won the NCAA Championship 41 years ago.

I have a short week this week, since most of the people at the customer take Friday off, and I'm going to make it a three-and-a-half day weekend by not coming back until next Tuesday. So there. I need the rest. My attitude is worse now than it was two months ago, and it was bad enough then for me to quit. That option is still available to me at this point.

Oh, great; more rain and overcast this week, according to the Weather Channel. Oh, well, off to the shower.
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    The Weather Channel, of course...

An after-work meme

This one from siliconshaman


Look out the window, or door, and tell me what catches your eye immediately?

The canopy over the front door of my hotel (the Courtyard in North Olmstead, OH).

What [if any] do you have set as your desktop wallpaper image ?

An adobe building from New Mexico

What images do you have next to your computer ?

A picture of a couple of ladies on the front of a menu for Angelina's Pizza.

Do you have a favorite color, why that one?

Green--I'm Irish.


Apart from the computer, what do you hear ?

The heating unit in my room.

What's the last piece of music you heard, or what are you listening to now ?

Something in the "smooth jazz" vein.

What tune is going through your head ?

A tune I heard this morning on The Weather Channel. I noticed it because it was based on what we jazz freaks call "rhythm changes"--the chord progression of Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm". The Weather Channel used to post the names of the songs that they played during the weather forecasts, but they haven't updated it in some time.

Do you wish it wasn't ?

Actually, I kind of like the rhythm changes.


What do the clothes you're wearing feel like in texture?

I'm wearing an Oxford cloth shirt and twill pants. The shirt is a bit coarse and the pants aren't.

What sensation of touch do you like best [and why] ?

I love the feel of the fur of my cats. They're all quite different: some of them are very smooth, some very coarse, some have very silky hair, and Milton, well, he doesn't have much hair at all. I also love the feel of my wife's skin.


Close your eyes and inhale, what do you smell right now ?

Not much of anything...my nose is stuffed up. I can't even smell the coffee that I just brewed.

Do you have a favorite scent, why that one ?

Not really one favorite. I don't have a particularly keen sense of smell.

And what's your least favorite smell ?

Putrid food in the refrigerator.


What did you eat last ?

A couple of cookies and some coffee.

Name your favorite taste combination?

Chocolate, ice cream and coffee.

What food do you really dislike?

Creamed corn and cooked carrots.

What is your comfort food [if any] and why ?

It depends. Just about anything will fit the bill. Last week, after a particularly bad day at the office, I wanted nothing more than a ribeye steak and fries.

Close your eyes again, ignore all other distractions.
Now, what do you think is happening around you just out of sight ?
Take a guess, go on.

People are entering and leaving their rooms at the hotel. I can hear the doors slamming.

ok, now go and look, I can wait....
were you right ? Completly, partly or not at all ?

I was right!