October 8th, 2002



So apparently I'll be getting a new computer this afternoon that has OS X installed on it. They said it should take about half an hour. I'm going to assume that they'll transfer all my files and such, or tell me how to do so. I suppose I could just use my space on the Transfer server, but I'm not sure if that's supposed to be used in that way.


Meanwhile, I don't really have much productive to do. I finished the work that was supposed to be done by the end of this week. Some more stuff came in yesterday, and I took care of that as well. There's one thing that I can think of to do, and I'll do that, but it will take me probably less than an hour. I was hoping I'd have OS X this morning, so that I could spend the rest of the day playing around with that, which is actually offcially part of my job, now. I hope "this afternoon" means earlier in the afternoon than later.


The word "Aire" seems to be associated with music, but I haven't been able to track down exactly why. There is a river called Aire in England, and it apparently comes from the Celtic meaning "strongly flowing", and "Aire" seems to be part of the name of groups that play Celtic music, and also in other various music groups (barbershop, G&S).

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a particular style of music, something that is "strongly flowing", perhaps, or if it's just some word that's associated with music, so it gets used.

Anyway, I haven't been able to find it anywhere not capitalized, so I'm pretty sure it's not a legal Boggle word.

Anyone have any better ideas/sources on this word?


I just heard an ad on dictionary.com. Yes, that's right, I heard an ad. It was a female voice saying, "Hey, click on this ad now!", or something like that. It went on for a good seven or eight seconds. And I'm at work. How utterly revolting. I really hope this trend doesn't catch on.

I tried to find a way to send dictionary.com an email, but, navigating through their menus of what you want to contact them about, the closest thing I could find was something that said that I wanted to advertise with them. I clicked on that and just got a page that said there was an error. So, I think I'm going to be avoiding dictionary.com for today at least. Maybe they'll come to their senses by tomorrow.


So, they are currently having a tea (without any tea) for somebody for getting married soon or something. Many yummy baked goods, including brownies and several kinds of cookies. And I managed to resist. No, really, I did. No, I haven't been body-snatched. Really, I managed not to have any of it. All I had were some salted nuts, no dairy.

I went over to someone's house for lunch on Saturday, and the meal had a decent amount of dairy in it, so I ate a decent amount of dairy. I could have had less than I did, but I certainly couldn't have had none. So, the next day, I was coughing up a storm. For the first time in a while. I think there's a pretty direct connection there between me ingesting dairy and my allergies.

So, let's see how well I do completely avoiding dairy. Okay, we all know it's not going to be complete. I sometimes eat at other people's houses, and not eating really isn't an option if I'm a guest. I think I really need to try to limit it, though, even in those situations. We'll see.

Because I haven't updated enough today

So my hair is almost long enough to pull back into a reasonable tail. (I can pull it back into an itsy-bitsy tail right now.)

Should I:

a) let it keep growing and start wearing it in a tail?
b) let it keep growing and forget the tail, you loser?
c) shave it down to an eigth of an inch and look even more like a terrorist than I do now?
d) let it keep growing and bleach and dye it?
e) do something else entirely?
f) do none of the above?