She's still recovering from her dental surgery, and will probably end up using all her Vicodin. It was hard to see her come out of the anesthia, she didn't take it well. She does enjoy her new Nintendogs that my parents bought for her, they didn't realize how loud it is when they took the girls camping (you train your Nintendog by shouting it's name, repeatedly).
I'm being forced to move, lots of people are being rearranged into common areas, so my cube, sweet cube of the last 5 years must now be vacated, so far I've consigned cases and cases of printouts to the recyclers/burn box. It's amazing the old documentation and such I've found. I've even found floppies! Floppies, it's been years since I've used one.
The movie of the weekend was Spanglish, which was an unusual sort of movie. Normally when you have an ethnicy sort moving into the dysfunctional family to help them appreciate what's important, it's a sassy black woman. In this case, it was a Mexican maid. Whoa. I also found Deborah, the chef's wife, incredibly annoying. My favorite part was the sammy, and the scenic shots of Malibu.
In other media news, I finished Keegan's The First World War and Young's Rommel. The First World War was a good review of the entire war, my pick if you want an overview of the whole thing. Rommel was okay, I got the feeling Rommel was able to keep his reputation as a decent German general only because there were few Jews and no SS in North Africa. I did enjoy the frequent cites of Moorehead in it. Worth the fifty cents I paid for it at the Goodwill.
I've been commuting on my bike, and have a preliminary mileage, 45 mpg. My idle is still way too high, I suspect if I get it down to 750 rpm my mileage should improve. I'm about out of throttle cable adjustments, I may need to actually adjust the carbs. My lower end leak has moved to the front sprocket area, and I don't mind as much as some of it is getting on the chain, so it's like I have a built in oiler. This weekend I should take it off to see what's going on.
I also took eleven year old on it to see newspaper_girl last night, we need to set up a Ride Your Sixth Grader to School day (one other kid in their class, a boy, has a dad with a Harley). I wore the red mesh jacket, too, perfect for warmer days, it's riding again! Now I need pants for warm weather.
Is it summer yet? Memorial Day was unseasonably cool, it's getting cool again next week, and we haven't seen a blockbuster yet, not even Indy or SITC.
In gaming news, I finally won a game of Magic Realm, using Realmspeak, the White Knight had a good game.
In beer news, my keg of honey lager is done, I'm done with honey lager until the fall, sniff, sniff.
The AFs have put their house on the market, and rented a house in Loudon County. We may even visit them this summer, it might be a little awkward, but hey, as I'm getting older I'm running out of ways to make my life interesting, so imposing on schoolpals might be interesting. It's still being considered. It's too late for cam, though.
In oldtime DU style news, I've started sourdough again, it makes a thick, heavy tasty pizza, which may be just the thing to cut down our expenses. Our grocery bill is around $800 a month, we must eat pretty well.
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