Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Damn You, Scooter!

Even though you didn't meme me, I know you wanted to and just forgot. Damn you for both.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Engraver
2. Dishwasher
3. Lawyer
4. Lead Software Engineer

B) Four movies I would watch over and over
1. "Lord of the Rings" trilogy
2. Spirited Away
3. Blade Runner
4. Brazil

C) Four places I have lived:
1. Los Angeles, CA
2. Fresno, CA
3. San Francisco, CA
4. Saint Paul, MN

Four TV Shows that I watch:
1. Heroes
2. Masterpiece Theatre
Um ... we don't have cable and TV is mostly crap, so that's largely it -- unless you count DVDs we own/rent/borrow, in which case you can add Buffy, Farscape, Firefly, etc.

E) Four places I have been:
1. Rome
2. London
3. Madrid
4. Paris

F) People who email me (somewhat frequently):
(I exclude work-related emails from this list, because then my top four correspondents would probably be automated systems, or my management.)
1. Scooter
2. Ming
3. Kevin (though he's slacking lately) (of course, so am I)
4. Tall Brad (ditto)

G) Four of my favorite foods:
1. A Chipotle burrito
2. Nikki's Pasta
3. Any good vegetarian Indian/Nepalese buffet
4. Pumpkin pie

H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Having breakfast at Michael's in Taos
2. Having lunch at Taco Temple in Morro Bay
3. Bicycling someplace warm and sunny
4. See answers to question E

I) Things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Finishing some projects around the house, like the media cabinets upstairs
2. Teaching myself some guitar, maybe
3. Losing 10 pounds
4. The end of winter

Even though Scooter didn't tag me, I'm tagging Kevin. And Ali.


Monday, January 21, 2008

So Wrong

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


"It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over."
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay

I never really even got over Rambis, and now Izzy has joined her. I thought this would be easier somehow. Far from it.

Getting in a little rug time, early last year.

Enjoying a spring day with Smudge.

A week or so before the end.

A few weeks ago -- her sunny window, with heated pillow and steps to help her up and down.

"Sick Day": my all-time favorite picture of Izzy, and probably my all-time favorite picture of Emma as well. Try to find a sweeter cat than this one. I dare you.