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I wasn't too far off with my prediction this would be an interesting weekend.

Last night, a respectable number of folks showed up for Vogon's nerdsprout's get together and the boys devoured the jalapeno-graced pizzas (veggie and chicken). Despite the collective inhalation, Laurel had two slices of pepperoni and I had two of veggie and one of pepperoni. On that note, I'm only four pounds shy of the magic number (min. req. to donate blood) and if I can get and maintain there, I will be satisfied.

After the nerdsprout woke up today, she babysat the midget so Vogon and I could go out. Lunch and peoplewatching at PF Chang's (great fun since I'd never been before) and a leisurely viewing of the Crow Collection of Asian Art later, we returned and are now preparing (midget's napping after nearly an hour to get her to sleep) to hit Taste Addison tonight (the girls want to see Blue October and we all want to see the B-52s). Blondie's tomorrow night.

In delivery-related news:
- revme's package arrived Thursday and I'm ~120 pages into The Corrections. (I agree he's too hung up on Style, but after reading Naomi Wolf earlier this week, _anything_ is better.) I may scan frames from the Tigger Movie trailer that was also in the package and I'm hoarding the back issues of The Stranger like a starving man for slow, controlled bits of goodness.
- My new cell phone (my parents upgraded the family cell plan to a GSM national plan, which entailed new phones) arrived yesterday. I guess I'm finally "with it" with its color screen and features I'll probably never use, but I'm thrilled by free minutes to other AT&T Wireless subscribers.
- Little Tikes shipped the sand and water table on Friday. I have to remember to get sand for it now, and bike hooks to hang the bike (currently on the patio) out of her reach.
- My home computer should have started its journey to me today. That's the best news I could hear right now. (:


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May. 15th, 2004 05:17 pm (UTC)
Hooray for getting your package! You're a skosh farther than I got before I gave up and ended up sending it to you. So, yes! I am glad you are enjoying it, at least comparatively. Also, yeah, that's a real, actual trailer, in case you were wondering. I've got a bunch of them around from my uncle who gave them to me. Also, AFAIK, those Stranger issues are complete! I at least attempted, and had to reassemble one of them, because it had the ad for the Scott McCaughey show, which I was using to remind myself of it.

Also! Hooray for Computer! I was going to ask -- what was the thing you were thinking of changing TODCRA over to from Moveable Type? I just ask, because of seein' the thing on MeFi about MT charging now or somethin', and even though I don't think it's a big deal or anything, I remember you sayin' you were thinking of changing over to somethin', and I don't remember what.

Also: Do you know of a good place to get art "prints" (i.e. Posters Of Art That Are Way Cheaper Than Real Prints?) as per my last LJ post? Just wonderin', cause I'm all havin' trouble of thinkin'.
May. 15th, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC)
I'm not up to date on MT news (I get the RSS feed on LJ and saw an announcement for MT3.0 in a deveoper's edtion, but I haven't read it yet), so I'll have to check and get back to you on it.

Depending on the art, off the top of my head: allposters.com, zazzle.com, and assorted museum store websites.
May. 15th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah... I guess they instituted a new Fee Structure or something that had a bunch of people on MeFi all Neurotically Pissed even though it didn't seem that bad really, considering that in certain instances it was still free. But I don't know, I don't pay attention so I don't really know. And, anyway, I know the older version is still workin', and so... yeah. I can't recall, though.

Thanks for your help! In a way, you actually helped me make my decision, because I looked at zazzle, and they didn't really have anything I wanted, and I went to try the Henry Art Gallery to see if they had any Superflat Stuff, but they were dumb and didn't have an actual online store (just an ad to go to their real, physical store) and so I cursed at them, and then remembered to check out the Billy Nayer Show's site over at Astropitch, and I was all "oh yeah! The film cels!" so that is what I did. Hooray!
May. 16th, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC)
Fun Fact: Addison makes more money per square foot than any other city in the world except Vatican City.
May. 16th, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC)
Funny Facts earn Odd Questions
Curious: Just how much money is that? Seriously. How much money can you make with a well placed square foot?
May. 16th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised. We eat and spend money there pretty regularly. Proximity plays a big part in that, though -- any conversation outside gets interrupted regularly by air traffic for the Addison airport.
May. 17th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
It also has one of the top 10 best 4th of July fireworks displays in the US. It is usually considered to be surpassed only by the likes of Disney World.

There are some very large corporate headquarters there, too, including Pizza Hut, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and CompUSA.

But, the really amazing thing is that there is about 100k people within it's about 5 sq mile area during the day.
May. 17th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC)
Re: Yep!
*nods* I was one of them for quite a while.
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