February 5th, 2003


A night out

Met up with theora after work. Went to Greenhouse Cafe (or something like that. I forget the exact name, and I'm too lazy to look it up. It's in Harvard Square next to Cardullo's) for dinner. A decent place. I got fried chicken, which came with French fries. The chicken wasn't as good as homemade Betty Crocker oven-fried chicken, but it was decent. We overheard several times one waitress explaining to customers that it was only the third day for one of the other waitresses (our waitress, I believe). It resulted in us not getting silverware and napkins until we asked, and the water wasnt paid attention to, but it wasn't too bad. I'd definitely go there again.

We had some time after dinner, so we wandered to the Garage. Browsed Pandemonium for a bit. Then went to Newbury Comics, where theora got a used Megadeth CD and I got a used Pi DVD (too lazy to figure out how to put the Greek letter in here (speaking of Greek letters, our "number" for our order at Burdick's was a capital sigma)). That is one of the few movies that I feel i must own, enough so that I bought it when I really shouldn't be spending money. (Speaking of money, it looks like things should work out for me refinancing the mortgage by myself. It'll be a close squeeze, but it sounds like Washington Mutual wants to help make it work, so that's good.)

Then we went to buy our tickets, where we ran into cthulhia and doeshehaveanlj. Then we followed them to Burdick's. We stayed, they took their hot chocolate to go. When we got to the theater, the palce was packed. We found some seats, though. Secretary was a lot of fun, and fairly exciting at parts. I won't tell which particular scene got me particularly, um, excited. If you've seen the movie, though, feel free to guess.

Inane comment overheard after the movie: "I really wanted the hate James Spader's caracter, but I just couldn't." Why the hell would you want to hate his character? Seriously.

T and bus home. Wondered if bus from Harvard to Sullivan might have been faster. I'll have to check that out some other time. A couple of phone calls, and then it was off to bed, not even checking my email.

I caught the 7:08 bus this morning, which I had to run for, since it was 2 minutes early. I picked up a paper schedule for the 104/109 the other day, and I noticed that the time it gave for one of the buses to Malden was 7:26 at Glendale Square, not 7:29, like I had thought I'd read on the online schedule. *checks online schedule again* Yup, it says 7:29. So, that's why I didn't see the 104 yesterday morning: I had just missed it. So, I guess i go by the printed schedule from now on.

Nothing scheduled for tonight, so I am planning on putting away the dishes and generally cleaning up the kitchen and living room. I also want to take care of my freelance writing clas assignments. I got in a little before 8 today, so I'm taking off at 3, which should give me plenty of time to get that stuff done, plus maybe some time to do some programming. I've got a couple more things in my_ideas now, so there's plenty of stuff to work on.
pink vader

A benefit of living alone

I can take whatever food I want to work with me, and I don't have to worry about someone complaining that they were going to eat that food at some point (he says, finishing up the oatmeal cookies).

Not very productive

Made dinner (chicken sausage and beans) and ate it. Made lime bavarian to get rid of the leftover whipping cream from the mousse. Made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and ate it. Did laundry but didn't put it away. Put away the dishes. Didn't clean the living room and kitchen. Took a bath. Futzed around on the computer. Played the computer game a bit. Watched some TV. I probably need more days of just being at home alone, so that I can have the occasional non-productive day and still be productive during the week. I guess I'll have some good free time Saturday morning, and most of the day on Sunday. Didn't do my homework. If I manage to get in to work early, I might take off early and come home and do my homework. Or sit at work and do it. I made a couple of phone calls after I was done working today, stayed about 20 minutes longer. So, really, I could get in at 7:30, be done with work at 2:30, and get my freelance homework done from 2:30 until 3:30 or 4:00 or something. That would probably work. I guess I'll try that out tomorrow. Considered shaving my beard, but I don't want to take the time now. Maybe soon, we'll see. Done being productive tonight, I think. Maybe I'll go finish my book.


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