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Friday - Even though I stayed home sick I had a nice day. After watching videoes most of the day, pinoyboytoyQ came over with Jollibee chicken and we ended up watching Spirited Away that I borrowed from Daniel some time ago. Neat movie, some neat animation techniques, but really, could Chihiro be any more of a wimp, klutz and idiot? Sheesh! At times it was like watching a horror film and yelling at the girl, "Don't go down into the dark basement alone you dumbass!"

Saturday - Slept in and felt much better, so I decided to go to the San Diego fandom party at Kris & Darrel's. On the way Mom called, and she was having a very bad day. She needed an extension cord and went into Dad's workshop, and that was that. She wanted to call Lynda and Susan, but they were doing their inter-family Christmas and she didn't want to bother them (and it was too bitter cold for her to go), so she called me (which was good). Spent a lot of time telling her that everything she was feeling and the way she was reacting was healthy, and there was no deadline to "be over it." I hope it helped. This is so hard for her. It didn't help that the following day was the one-month anniversary. (Has it really been that long? So much has happened...) At one point she said she sometimes lies in bed and imagines he's lying next to her, and then she tries to think of happy memories. Afterwards I called Lynda and asked her to have the kids call her and tell her what they got for Christmas. Argh.

I made it to the party, and there was a pretty good turnout (probably 30 people or so), including a lot of folks I hadn't seen since before the holidays, some of my Gaylaxicon staff, and even Michael and his friend Gordon from the GMCSD*** (they were teaching Michael to play mahjong). I stayed for about an hour and a half or so, but then needed to head out to coffee.

[***Note - if you go to the GMCSD audition info poster you will see several people's pictures across the top - the third person in is Travis, then a picture of Yudi, Quincy and Michael!]

We had some visitors from Palm Springs and from Phoenix (Phillip & Bruce), plus a new member or two from San Diego. About 11 of us headed to Bai Yook for dinner, then afterwards Q and I rented A Mighty Wind and went back to his place (we warmed up by watching Happy Tree Friends Vol. I: First Blood, of course), but Q was sooooo tired from his long day (he started work at 5:30 am) that he fell asleep not too long into the film, so we turned it off and went to sleep.

Sunday - While I slept in Q watched Happy Tree Friends Vol. II: Second Serving (odd how I could tell which episode he was watching by the sounds of the carnage), and then I finally got up and we had brunch at Bourbon Street with Phillip & Bruce from Phoenix, Chris & Simon, and Trudi (who had won free brunch coupons at bingo last week). Yudi got a little miffed because I called him our "blond Asian" to our out-of-town guests, but who am I to argue with reality? (He called me today and asked me what he does that's so blond, so I promised I'd point out to him every time he does it. It ought to be amusing, eh?) Afterwards while we were heading back to our car arm in arm some woman passed us and said, "You two are just the cutest." :D We both enjoyed that.

Afterwards we hit Ikea and Office Depot so he could get a new desk chair (got a good one for a mere $30), then went and picked up his comics in Poway. Afterwards we finally watched A Might Wind, then had dinner at IHOP, cuddled, and I came home.

Today Annamarie wasn't in. Evidently she was supposed to get an amnio. She did indeed call this morning and tell me she was pregnant, but I had gathered she was either pregnant or trying to get pregnant from the amount of time she'd been spending at doctor appointments (and since I handle her calendar, it was kind of hard to miss, but she wasn't being specific and I wasn't being nosy). She'd told everyone officially on Friday, but I was out sick. Turns out she's had a couple miscarriages, plus she's over 35, so obviously there is caution and concern, but I suppose things are going ok for now at least. I went food shopping at lunch, and got on a G'con tear and did a lot of follow-up e-mails to motivate folks (only 87 days to go!). After work I stopped and got what will likely be my last UCSD parking permit ever since we move to our new, off-campus offices in mid-February, then home to finally finish my laundry, watch a couple episodes of Family Guy during dinner, and make a new LJ icon (although at some point I am expected to join darkscydeDaniel for another rousing ass-whuppin' [mine, not his] playing Halo on his Xbox).

A most excellent surprise awaited me in the mail - a pair of hand-knitted slippers from sistercoyote! She mentioned in her LiveJournal in the beginning of December that she found a neat pattern for cute li'l slippers, so I half-jokingly asked for a pair - and she did them! Bless her heart! They look like this and she used this color yarn. They are just femme enough that I do adore them. Plus she even knitted me a very nice lightweight scarf in the same color! And it goes PERFECT with the jacket I use the most. Thank you so much! :D Sadly, I have two outstanding eBay orders - one for a Linus figurine and one for a Sleepy figurine - that seemed to have gotten lost in the mail. This is the first time it's ever happened to me, and although the person who sold me the Linus one said she would be willing to send me another one, the Sleepy one was a non-power eBay seller and she had just the one. Drat. Very miffed about that, and unsure if I should leave positive, negative or neutral feedback for them.

So for the rest of the week I hope to be busy meeting with all my staff, starting with Sandra and TK on Wednesday. The website needs to be updated, the author invite letters DESPERATELY need to go out, the rate-a-panel needs to go live, and on and on and on. Much to do. And thanks to Q for being so patient and understanding. :D

And then, on top of that, Q's sister has invited us to Las Vegas this weekend, and Q wants to go. That would be a LOT of fun! :D

Oh, and the SDMB has been updated to new software. I'm going to wait to see how they tweak it before making comments. I'm just glad they take us seriously enough to warrant new software from time to time.

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sistercoyote
Jan. 13th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
Oh, good! :) I'm pleased that you're pleased.

Have fun in Lost Wages.
esprix
Jan. 13th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
I am and thankee kindly. :D And not sure if we're going to LV or not, but we're thinkin' about it...
nolly
Jan. 13th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
That is a cute pattern -- I'd seen a couple of references to it and had been meaning to track it down; thanks for posting the link.
esprix
Jan. 13th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ah, the other knitter I know chimes in. :D
nolly
Jan. 14th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
Well, perhaps the other knitter you know on LJ, but you know at least three more locally, I think, including one who's a lot more experienced/advanced than I am. (Sally -- Rebecca and Christine also knit, though I don't know how their skills compare to mine.)
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