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May 21st, 2003
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An evening
The PerlMongers meeting was okay. I guess I was expecting something different from the presentation, but it was still decent. It would have been even better had there not been all sorts of digressions and arguments. What was supposed to be 45 minutes turned into more than twice that. I will likely go to the next one, though, unless the topic is something I figure I'm likely to not even understand.

One thing I took out of the presentation is that I should learn how to use map. I've seen it, but it's not immediately obvious what is going on, so I haven't learned anything about it, yet. So, I am going to change that. Maybe not today. Well, maybe today, since I'm kind of uninspired to do work. I worked pretty hard yesterday, so I kind of feel like taking it easy today. I suppose I'll get started on my work and see how long it holds my interest.

Going to watch the Red Sox in a bar tonight. Now that Boston is smoke-free, I can actually do something like that comfortably. Whee. And tomorrow my mom gets in. Her plane doesn't land until 5:30, though, and my sister is picking her up from the airport and bringing her to my house. That means I can leave work slightly early and still have plenty of time to finish cleaning the house and to put the futon together in the bedroom upstairs.

Is it weird that I still think of that room as "Cat's bedroom"? Should I try to start referring to it as "the spare bedroom", or maybe some other creative name?

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Date:May 21st, 2003 06:29 am (UTC)
Is it weird that I still think of that room as "Cat's bedroom"?
I don't think it's weird and I don't think it's necessary to change it unless you're uncomfortable thinking of it that way. Perhaps your mom will stay with you long enough that you'll eventually think of it as *her* room? Is this just a visit, btw, or is she really moving up here and staying with you till she finds a place?
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Date:May 21st, 2003 06:34 am (UTC)
This is just a visit. She's leaving on Tuesday.

She's not sure what she's doing, if she's looking for a job or going to school, or where she's doing one of these things. I assume that she'll end up in Maryland/Virginia and not Boston, but it's still up in the air.

If she did end up staying there, I'm sure I would start thinking of it as her room.
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Date:May 21st, 2003 06:57 am (UTC)
I didn't use map(), or its cousin grep(), unltil relatively recently. Now I use them all the time, and often together, nested into horrible grep(map(grep(map()))) things, when I want to perform much manglement to a list all at once. Clearly having far too much fun.
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Date:May 21st, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
Is it weird that I still think of that room as "Cat's bedroom"?

I don't think that's weird. Refer to it however you want to.

For a very long time after I moved out of my parent's house I thought of a certain room there as "my bedroom." These days I think of it as "my old bedroom." I've no idea what my mother (who still owns the house but mostly doesn't live there) calls the room. I suspect she, and all except one sibling (who had the room for a little while after I moved out) think of it as "[my birthname]'s room or 'old' room."

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