i guess the past month sort of flew by, what with actually doing work at work and all. i built out templates for my office’s new website and coded a cms for one of our clients. i’ve settled into a nice routine of sandwich-making and bus-taking (cta, if i were as unreliable as your bus ‘schedules’ i’d never be employed for longer then, oh say…45 minutes, which is how long i stood waiting for you in 9° weather, waiting to lose that last bit of feeling in my toes and face. while i’m on the subject, dear humbolt park landlords: shovel your fucking sidewalks). i am starting to spend my spare moments wishing for a car so i can avoid my crappy commute, but i’ve pretty much decided that i’m not buying a car until i have a real reason to do so – like a job that requires a lot of traveling or maybe winning the lottery.

i’ve seen some movies (‘the aviator’, ‘house of flying daggers’, ‘a very long engagement’, ‘kinsey’, ‘million dollar baby’) and have finished the first volume of the baroque cycle. nothing earth-shattering actually, which is sort of depressing…but at least i have a good job and i’m healthy. soon i’ll be heading home for grandma & grandpa’s anniversary and grandma’s birthday, PLUS trivial pursuit in bluegrass. TWO tables this time for trivial pursuit; i anticipate some heated interfamily competition! this weekend a few parties are going on…i haven’t been out in awhile and am sort of hesitant to do so, but they’re both being thrown by people i wish i saw more of (my fault).

cripes, my grammar is awful. was it always this terrible? i need to get a grammar-check module for movable type or something. anyway, let’s see – last night we did tuesday night pizza at ben & sara’s instead of o’famé so we could watch ‘groundhog day’ and play some xbox. ok, tetris worlds is a weird game. granted, we could’ve looked at the manual to figure out what was going on, but the objects of some of the game variations were really bizarre. ben, matt & i did sort of a round-robin thing so we all got a chance to play. next time: i bring over my two controllers so EVERYONE gets a chance to be confused.

i could probably go on but i realize that i’ve been totally rambling. hopefully i’ll be able to get back in the habit of posting once every day or so. happy birthday conrad!