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random new acquaintances [Jun. 4th, 2005|09:40 pm]
Tkil
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[music |Eric Henderson - Castillian Knights - La Maja de Goya]

Felt a little guilty for sleeping in despite having made vague plans with my sister, but since they slept in as well, I don't feel too bad. :) Lounged around the house until about one, then headed out to Ranchos for lunch.

I'd been planning on sitting by myself and working on the Reader's crossword puzzle, but R was there and invited me to sit with her group of friends. They were lots of fun: the two gentlemen were both geeks (one at IBM, one a gov't contractor, both working with computers) and generally leftist, Tilley-wearing, world-travelling good people. As we were finishing, we were accosted by the food reviewer for the Reader, who is a charming fellow from New Zealand. We'll have to see if our quotes show up in next week's review...

After eating, we walked over to a local supermarket (because R had remembered a good deal on compact flourescents, which T wanted to buy a handful of and bring home to Maryland(!)), then R went to the pier while the rest of us walked to the Ocean Beach People's Co-Op; I wanted to pick up some soap, and V and M wanted to show T and S the spiffy new building.

From there, I went to Obee's while the other four headed over to Dog Beach. I finally got around to working on the crossword puzzle, which wasn't as easy as usual -- there were two spots that had me stumped. At least I did better than the bartender T, who usually outclasses me easily at crossword puzzles. If it weren't for the fact that he's from England, he'd completely blow me away; as it is, some of the more obscure Americanisms still escape him.

Finally, someone turned up the scenery knob today. Just at Obee's, there were three girls who were insanely attractive; add that to the cute waitress, and one of the cutest waitresses from another pub stopping by for a drink, and it was very distracting. Earlier, there was some wonderful scenery at the co-op -- not surprising, really: take a town that is [in]famous for it's fabulously fit population, and hang out at the health food store. Wow.

A nice day of decompression. Which should come in handy, as a friend is coming over for some computer help tomorrow, then I'm flying to DFW for work Monday-Tuesday, then to PHX next weekend for a show (but I get to see deliriumdreams, YAY!), and lots more travel, visitors, and general busy-ness. Whew.
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[User Picture]From: rockit_grl
2005-06-05 01:37 pm (UTC)
I don't know what sleeping in is anymore. If I make it 10am that is the most sleeping in I've done in over a year.

I usually get up because Nick is getting up, or our dog cleo wants to play and is throwing toys on my head in an attempt to play fetch or just run around like fools.

It's really good for me but sometimes sleeping in can be good.

I'm always amused by how many computer dorks are leftist types. They out number us, and always make fun of us for our go with the flow, easy laid back tendancies.

I'm really amazed by your landscape, from ocean to resturants, to good supermarkets, etc.

plus your not to far from other places like phoenix, or las vegas. Meanwhile getting out of florida even if your in central florida takes a good 4 hours, not to mention you end up in Georgia after that which isn't even one tenth as good as phoenix or Las Vegas.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-06-09 05:55 am (UTC)
I'm always amused by how many computer dorks are leftist types. They out number us, and always make fun of us for our go with the flow, easy laid back tendancies.

Ha. I can actually mostly go with the flow, but sometimes ... it's just so easy to switch back into "solve the problem, organize the chaos" mode. And I don't want to push others that way, but when I find myself being swept up in drama precipitated by people being too laid back, I get a bit snipy and start trying to solve / buy my way out of it.

Discussions about how being a control freak and wanting to "solve problems" is bad for relationships are relevant but will be ignored for now. :)

plus your not to far from other places like phoenix, or las vegas. Meanwhile getting out of florida even if your in central florida takes a good 4 hours, not to mention you end up in Georgia after that which isn't even one tenth as good as phoenix or Las Vegas.

Well, driving to L.V. or Phoenix is at least a 5-6 hour trip each way, and that's if you avoid traffic. And to be honest, Vegas doesn't hold that much attraction for me -- I would like to see the Cirque du Soleil shows, but I can't quite stomach 100$+ per show and the advance planning involved. L.V. is otherwise too shiny for me.

Phoenix... I have some good friends there, and it's a great place for deliriumdreams and I to meet up, but again, the planning aspect gets in the way. And the heat. Holy patron saints of the solar furnace, the heat. I left New Mexico to get the fuck away from the heat, and I'm going back to Phoenix in the middle of June? I blame it on the fact that deliriumdreams is so cute that my higher brain functions break down...

[very small tkil, very large tree]
I'd say that many of my favorite travel experiences have been more remote from where I live, or explicit side trips:

http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-08/2001-08-11b-garden_of_the_gods/
http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-08/trip-2001-08a/
http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-08/trip-2001-08b/
http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-09/2001-09-10-columbia_gorge_waterfalls/
(and the rest of http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-09/ )
(and most of http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-11/ )

That's just one year. Wow. Granted, that was a busy travel year (spent most of April and September travelling), but...

And often with someone special to share it with. Maybe I just don't appreciate the amazingness of my current neighborhood -- although it would explain the welcome stream of visitors. :)

I'm really amazed by your landscape, from ocean to resturants, to good supermarkets, etc.

Come out and visit! I have a spare bedroom, if you don't mind sharing it with the CDs and the computers. I'll even grudgingly welcome Nick, too. *laugh*
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