i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
1:13 PM: because ee! is my favorite letter.
studio! garden! stairs! ibook! shower cleaning! ee!
this month i've "inheirited" a studio! which of course needs to have stuff from here moved over to there and otherwise furnished. and i've been thinking about gardening more & more, and it looks like that will happen this month, too: we told the landlord about it when he was asking if he could pesticide the jungle which is our back yard, and not only did he agree not to pesticide, he offered to build us stairs from the deck, which has been something i've been hoping would happen "sometime." ee! and in another confluence of events, the same day a local neighborhood girl offered to weed the yard(s) because she's raising money for camp. (though she asked for an incredibly paltry sum, especially given the weeds here, which could suck the marrow right out of your bones if you were unfortunate enought to trip and helplessly flounder near them. sven did the right thing and offered her more money and since i've been impressed with her skills, i'd consider keeping her on a semiregular basis.) anyway, it seems like the universe is saying, "here! you've got everything you've ever wanted. now don't come crying to me if you can't make something of it. go go go!"
mad scientist sven, in order to finish cleaning the shower, has actually attached a sponge to a drill! it's amazing! and boy is the shower buff now! ee!
and holy cow! i had no idea there was a thriving trade for gmail invites! on ebay they can go for as much as $80! [update 06.07.04: leopoldo says he saw an ebay auction for $202!] mph told me that gmail now supports safari, and now that i'm the proud owner of an ibook running panther which has a recent version of safari on it, i can now use it for gmail. ee! because yes, i bought leopoldo's ibook last night! it's currently named "meowmix" to honor its former name, "meow."
the only non-ee! event has been about my psu contract work: i haven't seen a check for the work i did in may yet. plus, maggie says that due to a budgeting snafu, they're not doing any contract work until the next fiscal year, which begins july 1. optomistically, i could be happy about having some enforced free time this summer, especially with all the studio and garden options, but there's something to be said for momentum, and i worry that no funds for me now means no funds for me later. we're scheduled for a phone conference monday, so we'll see what happens next.