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June 13th, 2008

Geez, quarter to five already? @ 04:46 pm

Current Location: 30062

Time sure flies when you're not doing anything productive...it has been really, really quiet the last couple of days. I should appreciate the time while I have it; things are going to get very busy toward the end of the month. They've approved the upgrade of the training servers to a 64 bit version of Windows, so they can add a whole lot more memory, which has been a problem for some of our training classes. The downside is that it's going to require a whole rebuild of the training instances, which is where I come in. Still, I'm excited to be doing it.

I've read a couple of good books this week: J. A. Konrath's Dirty Martini, in which Lt. Jack Daniels has to find someone who's poisoning food in Chicago, and Christopher Reich's Numbered Account, in which a young man goes to work for a Swiss bank in order to find out who murdered his father, who worked for the same bank. Lots of laughs and suspense in the former, lots of intrigue and excitement in the latter.

We went out to the library this afternoon and then to the grocery store, so I got some exercise and a few good books (including a couple of Jonathan Kellermans and a Nelson DeMille), not to mention that ice cream is on sale (3/$10). We try and get out every day so we don't go stir crazy. We're bad enough as it is...

And now, for your Friday listening pleasure, from my vast music collection, three favorites by Gypsy guitar genius Django Reinhardt:

Limehouse Blues

Billets Doux - This song inspired the movie "New York, New York"

The Japanese Sandman
 
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From:elevenzeroseven
Date:June 14th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
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I love going to the library & so does my son but with his sensory issues it makes it a bit more difficult at times.
Thankfully, we can browse online and they have them ready when we get there--so we stay just as long as tolerable for him and can leave w/books already checked out.

Now the grocery store on the other hand...if I could pay someone to do it for me, I would.;-)

I haven't listened to the music yet, but will.

Hope you & Mary have a nice weekend.
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From:john_holton
Date:June 18th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Remember Peapod, the old service that would do your shopping and deliver the stuff? Too bad they went out of business. That sounds like it would have been ideal for you.

We can access the catalog for the entire Cobb County Public Library system, and can put books on hold and have them sent to our local library. That makes things so much easier. Mary likes to go and browse the paperbacks, which aren't listed, so we go look and see what's available. That can be fun.
From:elevenzeroseven
Date:June 19th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
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I would love to have something like that here.

I filed a complaint against the manager of Kroger several years ago for his treatment of my son while we were shopping.
I didn't go back to that store until recently. He is no longer there.
They told me that he would be reprimanded and so on...I was also given a hefty gift card too, that I didn't use because I refused to go into the store, which was a pain as it was the closest to my home.

They have reading programs here during the Summer for little ones, but my son isn't able to attend unfortunately.
My goal is that one day he'll be able to sit quitely and tolerate noise. It's not so much noise that we hear...
He has such sensitive hearing that he can hear the hum of the overhead lighting & such.

Well...
I hope you & Mary enjoy your evening, John.
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From:john_holton
Date:June 18th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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He did a lot of tracks with Stephane Grappelli, who's playing the violin. A few years ago, they were saying that all of his music was out of print, but thanks to CD technology, practically all of it has been reissued. A lot of it is available on iTunes. Good stuff!

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...