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proud papa

Olivia used the word "undead" for the first time yesterday (albeit, it was to describe medical resusitation, not actual living dead). Andrea and I were so amused.
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Low on spoons

Dealing with a head cold right now. Can't breath and there's constant pressure in my head. Unfortunately, couldn't go to the Twin Cities Book Fair with Andrea and Liv this afternoon. Liv came back with a cute button that she got at a booth for some crime writers group that says "accomplice".

Andrea's out to get juice and decongestant while Liv and I watch a Winnie the Pooh video and dinner cooks. Andrea's such a dear--I mentioned that I was in the mood for lasagna the other day and she's gone through the lengthy process of making lasagna this evening.

I need to get better before Monday, as this week was already going to be a killer. Two days auditing a potential supplier in Minneapolis, followed by two days in Indianapolis doing the same thing.

If anyone hasn't heard, I will be in North Carolina for about 4 days the week after. The Alphas are having a potluck for me on the evening of the 22nd.

Word of advise, if you have any investments, 401K, etc., just don't look at them right now. I went in to check on mine yesterday to see if a rollover had taken place and was dismayed to find out how bad things had gotten just in the last couple weeks.
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Lyrics Quiz

Stolen from lootsfoz, haven't done this in a while, want to see if my music still confounds people.

Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line of lyrics for the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.

How is your mix fu?Collapse )
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I keep thinking about things to blog, but I never seem to get around to it.

Actually, that seems to be a lot of my life lately. Things went to heck at work back around mid-January, got worse in March, and I then proceeded to spend a significant portion of April and May on the road--I saw 9 different suppliers in 7 different states during those months and conducted audits at 7 of them. And add a knee injury back in April that doesn't want to get 100% better. And I really have not caught up from all of that yet. I'm working 50+ hour weeks; not seeing enough of Liv or Andrea; not giving Psi matters their due attention. I need a vacation, but we can't afford much right now--I'll probably take the better part of a week off when we go out to WI to visit family in August.

I feel disconnected. I haven't been reading LJ regularly for months, though I'm trying to catch up. I don't seem to just chat with anybody on IM like I used to. I keep hearing about weddings that I knew were coming but in the past tense (btw, were are the detailed wedding recaps, people?). My responsibilities at work are being split up differently, so I'm losing about 2/3rds of the supplier relationships that I've been working to cultivate this past year.

So I should balance this out with some good things in my life right now:
-The Rochester house is a done deal; we closed May 30th.
-Work shows signs of getting better from a workload standpoint. I expect to have a much better outlook on that all in about a month or so.
-I really like how my current D&D campaign is going from a "quality of play" standpoint. Unfortunately, that's balanced by a very low quantity of play--only 4-5 hours once a month with Andrea, Cindy and Neal; took us better part of three months just to get through a sidetrek.
-As of last Sunday, Andrea and I have been married 12 years. We dropped Liv off with my co-worker Kim and her boys and went to the Melting Pot. Overpriced, but fun, though frankly I think I'd just be happy doing 3-4 rounds of the cheese fondue.
-As I said, I'm taking some time off in August.
-Have actually gotten out to see a couple of the summer movies so far.
-Andrea suprised me with tickets to see Bitter:Sweet at the Varsity in August as an anniversary present. After spending much time the last couple months depressed about not being able to go out and see any shows (mostly due to $$); it'll be nice to get out and see something before the summer passes us by.

More meme karma

1. Post 3 things you've done in your lifetime that you don't think anybody else on your friends list has done.
2. See if anybody else responds with "I've done that."
3. Have your friends cut and paste this into their journal to see what unique things they've done in their lives.

1. Saw the movie Independence Day on the 4th of July the weekend it opened in Roswell, NM.
2. Visited the grave of H.P. Lovecraft.
3. See the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
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Meme karma

Responded to lootsfoz's, so I'm posting here for your meme pleasure.

1. Name:
2. Birthday:
3. Place of residence:
4. What makes you happy:
5. What are you listening to now/have listened to last:
6. Do you read my lj:
7. If you do, what is particularly good/bad about it:
8. An interesting fact about you:
9. Are you in love/have a crush at the moment:
10. Favourite place to be:
11. Favourite lyric:
12. Best time of the year:
13. Weirdest food you like:
14. Do farts make you laugh:


1. A film:
2. A book:
3. A band, a song and an album:


1. One thing you like about me:
2. Two things you like about yourself:
3. Put this in your lj so I can tell you what I think of you.
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Matt's Quote of the Month: March

"When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
-Buckminster Fuller
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