||[Sep. 13th, 2004|11:43 pm]
I never did write about the band I was practicing with, and I've left some other stories unfinished, too. I'm too tired to finish them tonight, but I can stay awake long enough to cover a few other things:
- A guy who lives down the hall from me is friends with a woman who apparently has the galley proofs for the next Neal Stephenson book. Holy lord in heaven.
- Meso is up. Sort of. The videos aren't the final versions, and there are various changes that need to be made. But the rest of it's there! And I'm proud of my CSS.
- Went to Matchbox this weekend with Amanda hiamanda and J-J meterbridge. It gets my vote for Cutest Bar In Existence. I think the capacity sign said 28. The mixed drinks (I had a chocolate martini and some of a gimlet) were the best I've ever had. J-J explained that the reason the gimlet was so good was that they use fresh-squeezed limes and sugar, and they use a little egg white to create a colloidal suspension so that the sugar doesn't settle to the bottom of the glass. The only bad thing about it was that I don't know if I can go back to drinking our run-of-the-mill Rose's Lime gimlets now. Also, I have got to find out more about this whole colloidal business, since it's apparently also what makes my favorite lotion so great. Better living through chemistry!
- Checklist status:
- [X] Apartment
- [X] Job
- [_] Band
- [_] Life (but I'm working on it)
- [_] Doing something bigger than myself (but I'm skipping going to Iowa on October 2nd so that Amanda and I can participate in Race for the Cure together, so that's a start, I guess)
- I think I should wear heels more often. People say hi.
A colloid: Not quite a suspension, not quite a solution. Mayonnaise is a good example.
Also, yes, Race for the Cure. I think the deadline to register online is September 26th. Now, I must let you know that I am not one hundred percent sure that I can do it, as I'm not sure if I can spare the $30 entry fee. Also, it is dependent on how fast my knee gets better, as it seems to be worse than originally thought. I will call you.
I think I'm going to go ahead and register, because I want to run either way. I had said that I wanted to do a 5K this summer, and I never did, so here's my chance. I haven't been running much, but I did a seven-miler over the weekend, so that should mean that I can handle a 3.1 mile race, right?
That's too bad about your knee -- I hope it recovers. And $30 is steep. That's like, almost $10 per mile! (By the way, are we nuts for paying to run, or what?) But I can afford it just as soon as I get paid, which is in two days.
Matchbox looks neat - I'd like to take some of my lovely three weeks off and take a look at it. Do they admit the terminally unhip? :)
And your Meso site looks really nice, to be honest. Very professional and all that. I see what you mean about how people should be able to catch on, though - even if you'd never mentioned anything about it, the "Legal Center" bit is definitely a red flag. I've seen them before on infertility sites (mostly those having to do with DES which, thank God, has nothing to do with me) and it only takes one look to pretty much wrap up the entire genre.
Also, after reading about it, I would like to express how extremely grateful I am not to have meso. Of all the things to have to put your life into hock for, that has to be one of the nastier ones.
There were varying degrees of hipness and unhipness there. =)
Yeah, mesothelioma is awful. Once symptoms develop (which might be 20, 30, 40 years after exposure), you generally don't have long to live.