Hmmm…tomorrow is…

Hmmm...tomorrow is Paul's birthday. I should send a card or something...

Well, my telnet has been flaky again. Someday I'd like to go a month with absolutely *no* computer problems. Just nothing. That's most of why you haven't heard from me in a few days.

The other reason is that I've had a hard time motivating to work. I'm hoping that once Kevin arrives, I'll get more done. That sounds a bit paradoxical, I know, but we do work well together, and if he drags me to a cafe and sits there scribbling over a yellow legal pad, writing his arcane math symbols, I may have an easier time motivating.

I *have* written about 4K of "The Fall", the newest novella for Puritan, which I'm surprisingly pleased with (9K total, so I'm almost halfway done), and worked through the first lessons in the FrameMaker tutorial. There are fifteen of them, and each one appears to be taking me about a half hour. I'm a little worried about how much I can really claim to know the program, even after I've been through them all once. I guess I *will* be able to look up anything I don't remember quickly, which is some comfort.

Jason and Lydia came by for dinner Wednesday night with me and Ian. That was a really wonderful night; great dinner guests and I had a chance to cook. My favortie new dish from that night was an Indonesian dish, "Gado-Gado". Not just for the name, either! It's lightly cooked vegetables (potatoes, carrots, green beans, cucumber slices, bean sprouts, cabbage) served on a bed of crisp watercress, to be dipped in peanut sauce. Yummy. I may never serve a standard crudite platter again.

Anyway, I hope you've all had a good week; hopefully, I'll talk to you again soon.

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