June 2007

30. June, 2007 - links and stuff

Well, The Saints have lost the first half with a loss in Lincoln, following a ten-game winning streak. I think that’s probably for the best, since they’ve got a lot stronger team for the second half, but it’s still disappointing.

Life’s been busy. I still feel like I’m recovering from K’s visit and WWDC. I’m taking a couple days off next week, but no big summer vacation is in the plans. Maybe this fall. Even though I get more than the national average of time off, I still feel like I’m suffering from vacation deprivation. I feel like a couple weeks might get my batteries recharged.

21. June 2007 - solstalicious
Squishycow on the Betsey
Squishycow on the Betsey

Welcome to the longest day of the year!

I’m no expert, but I think, that when you notice that you’re too drunk to sing along with Jimmy Buffett songs, it’s probably a sign that you might be late to work the following morning.

Just sayin’

That’s no reflection on either the squishycow or the Betsey Northrup, featured in today’s photo. I’m still busy uploading pictures from when K was in town. Seems I made the shutter trip a whole lot, and some of the pictures even turned out.

Crazy, eh?

Or maybe it’s just me.

17. June, 2007 - hot hot hot
Lighthouse and Reflection
Lighthouse and Reflection

Spent last week in San Francisco at Apple’s WWDC. Lots of technical stuff I haven’t completely finished processing from that yet, so I don’t think I have a lot to say about it just yet.

Got home to hot weather. Highs around 90, and low temperatures and dewpoints pretty close to 70. Ugh. Quite a shock to the system after leaving SF, which was a mite cooler than that. But I’m back now and settling back in at home after a couple busy weeks.

What I really wanted (and got) was a pretty quiet weekend. With the warm temps, I didn’t feel like doing much at all, and that’s exactly what I did. Didn’t even have to mow the lawn, since I’d cut it a little shorter than normal, and apparently there wasn’t much rain while I was gone, so some of the lawn is burned, and the rest didn’t do much growing. That’s good, but I had to set up the sprinkler for a couple hours today trying to bring it back to life.

There’s also some photos from the airplane ride back from SF that I’m going to get to posting one of these days, but in the mean time, I’ve still got photos from when K was in town that I’m posting to flickr. It’ll all end up there in time.

9. June 2007 - More Photos
sitting on the bridge
Sitting on the Bridge

Less typing and more pictures, I think.

There are more pictures from when K and I were running around Minnesota in my Playing Tourist with Special K set over on flickr.

You can also read the accounts of her bigger trip if you’d like.

Beyond that, I don’t have a whole lot to say. It was just another week at work, with the Saints returning from a long road trip last night. And winning in dramatic fashion. Yay!

03. June 2007 - Slow Sunday
Ball of Twine Sign
The Biggest Ball of Twine
in Minnesota

Minimal linkage for you today, and if you’re one of those people who only reads the RSS feed, you’ll be lamenting my lack of updates, since the links in this sort of text don’t show in the feed. Sorry. I’m worthless and weak.

Been kinda busy of late. As I mentioned in the last update, Special K was in town briefly ten days ago. Well, she got back this past Thursday night, and I spent the time in between with a weekend of Saints games (including fireworks), then trying to cram a full week’s worth of work into a three-day week, and most recently running around and playing tourist.

Let’s start with the 24th. We spent the day (which was rainy) walking around downtown and along the river. I don’t have any photos from that, but K had to pose next to the MTM statue. Then there was some shopping at Target, a walk across the river for lunch at Kramarczuk’s, coffee and a break from the rain at Taraccino. Then back home for a while before heading to Sawatdee for dinner, and the Washburn A Mill Tour at the Mill City Museum (highly recommended - call for a reservation) before finishing the night with a drive along the riverfront and on Nicollet Island while I played tour-guide.

A week passed while K did the east coast part of her trip, and on Friday the first, we headed north, stopping at Cassidy’s in Hinckley for lunch on the way up to Split Rock Lighthouse. Then we worked our way back, stopping at Canal Park in Duluth, and then home. Lots of driving that day.

Yesterday (that’s Saturday), we headed northwest, for the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota, a stop by St. John’s, a stop at Lake George, then Cabela’s in Rogers, which has a squished penny machine, and K collects them. Then home.

Which brings me to today. So far, it’s a slow day. I’m catching up on the blogging and getting some photos ready for flickr, and K’s doing something simlar on her computer. There’s a load of dishes running, and perhaps a couple loads of laundry to be cooked before the day is done. She’s leaving tomorrow, so there’s packing to be done and we still need to get out to the Sculpture Garden, Minnehaha Falls, and White Castle if the weather will permit us to complete her Minnesota experience.

And that’s going to do it for today. As I said, no other links today, but I figure there were at least a few scattered through the writing so maybe that’ll keep you happy.

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