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What's going on?

Not a lot...which is why I haven't updated in a while. Work continues normally for me--we moved to a new building (2 blocks away) last month and I'm liking my new cube. If I lean back I can look out the window and see the Bay Bridge. I'm working on a number of projects in addition to my usual backend engineering stuff, such as a .NET web app and a code generator written in Python. Another day, another language.

On the homefront, Steve (rootbeer1) is still looking for work. The economy appears to be picking up just a smidge and he's getting a few nibbles on the line, so we're optimistic. We were planning a cross-country drive this fall when I get my 4-week sabbatical, but given that Steve will hopefully be in a new job by then we'll probably put it off till next year. In the meantime, we're going to Palm Springs over July 4th with some friends, renting a big house with a lovely pool. I plan to bake in the sun and catch up on my reading.

I'm back taking Prilosec for my reflux problem. I thought I was having an allergic reaction to it, but it turns out it was the shampoo at the gym. It makes all the difference (the Prilosec, not the shampoo).

Having finished the afghan I was crocheting for the last 7 years, I've been working on a few new little projects whilst we watch HGTV in the evenings (I like House Hunters, but Property Virgins is fun too--those newbies are so demanding and whiny--'There's no granite! No stainless steel appliances! And it's so expensive!!! Waaaaah!!!!') Anyhoo, here's a few of my recent crochet accomplishments:

A couple of close-fitting caps. The black one kind of looks like hair when I'm wearing it.


Another cap with a bill like a baseball cap.


And finally, My Little Cthulhu.


This is actually my first stuffed animal. It was really fun to make. The wings were challanging and a little tough, but I sort of figured them out.

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delko
Jun. 20th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Drive to Chicago!

Bonus points because you'd go through Iowa (and KC for serious bbq) and we'd take you to all-you-can-eat Polish food!

ps, I knit
beastbriskett
Jun. 20th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Lovin' your Cthulu! Is the Flying Spaghetti Monster next?
chukspace
Jun. 21st, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
"The wings were challanging and a little tough, but I sort of figured them out."

Yeah, that looks like a lot of work. It would probably drive me mad.
mrdreamjeans
Jun. 21st, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Howdy! I'm enjoying the HGTV programs too. I enjoy Property Virgins a lot. I think Sandra does a good job, helps people understand the realities of buying a home.

Hope Steve finds work he likes soon. Good to know you're doing well!
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