March 21st, 2003



So I walked outside my building to find a huge mass of people marching down the street. So I joined them. The energy and emotion were intense for me. It felt really good to be marching, to be showing my opposition to the war, even if in just a very small way. It also made the war a bit more real to me, since I'd sort of been not thinking about it most of the day.

I followed the march along to Park Street, where I got on the T for my plans for the rest of the evening. If I hadn't had plans, I would have just kept marching as long as it went on.

Learned some more steps at the swing dancing lessons. I think all of them were somewhat familiar from the brief foray into swing in the ballroom lessons I took something like 3 years ago. My partner did very well, picking up the steps quickly. She did better than me a lot of the time, and she had more complicated steps (the turns) and had never done this sort of dancing before. Next week is the live band, so that should be fine. I should at least try to find some time to run over the steps in my own mind sometime before next Thursday.

Start of the me weekend has news of the first U.S. casualties. After checking LJ, I think I'm going to do an hour of work before I do anything else, since I really want to get a lot of it done this weekend. So, my major goals for this weekend are:

  • Get my work done
  • Get an initial, working version of the letter-for-letter word game stuff going
  • Get the kitchen cleaned up (mostly just dishes, but I may wash the floor or something)
  • Clean the bathroom
  • Do laundry, including sheets
  • Get my room clean
worm food


Checking email and LJ in the Apple store at the Cambridgeside Galleria yesterday before dance class, I felt a little light-headed. Didn't last too long, so I didn't worry about it much. I didn't eat very well yesterday (2 bacon-egg-and-cheese croissanwiches for breakfast, spicy chicken fillet for lunch, and Chinese food for dinner), so that was probably it. Sitting here in the basement, just having finished an hour of work (where I was almost as productive as I was the entire day yesterday), I am finding myself light-headed again. And I even ate breakfast this morning (half a grapfruit and 2 bowls of cereal).

I wonder if I'm sick. That would be just great for the me weekend. Blah. Time to go lie down for a bit and read, see if I feel better.

As predicted

I said:
I'm sure I'll change my mind come the weekend, but maybe by declaring it here it'll actually happen. Because, really, I think I need that kind of a weekend, no matter how much parts of me want other kinds of weekends.

As predicted, I'm starting to wish for not having a whole me weekend. Thinking about making social plans and such. I haven't decided if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I guess I really should give this me weekend thing a chance. I'll see how productive I feel when I next get the urge to make social plans this weekend.

Not very productive so far. I did the hour of work, but then I read the Jonathan Kellerman book, Flesh and Blood. It's up to his usual high standards, but it left me feeling depressed. Besides the usual guilt from spending all day reading, I got down because of the horrible personal situations of the characters. This hasn't affected me before like this. Am I significantly changed? Or is it just a factor of my current modd, what's going on in my life? Either way, I think it will be a while before I read his next book. Not sure what I'll read next. I'll dig through my shelves tonight.

Back to work now. Trying to get another hour of work in today. And then clean the kitchen, so that I can feel okay making dinner. Lots of dishes, but, as has been pointed out to me, it really won't take that much time to get them clean. So, thanks for pointing that out, because, upon reflection, I thin that does make it easier to get myself to do the dishes. That and the productive feeling from getting work done. That should help me feel like being productive in other ways as well.

It's a me weekend, so why not?

I might sit down and watch a movie on TV. With a description like this, how can I not?
A hulking police detective (Dolph Lundgren) and his Eurasian partner (Brandon Lee) take turns kicking around the Japanese yakuza.