Dragging into the weekend -- 12/11/09

If you have just wandered in from Holidailies and wonder who's who, there's a brief introduction to various characters at the end of this entry...

I'm just dragging as we reach the weekend. There was an open house tonight in Providence at Melinda's studio -- well, actually it was an open house for the entire building where she has her office/studio, a building filled with creative people -- Melinda was the instructor for the Flash course that Jill and I took at RISD last fall and the organizer of the team I was on for this summer's 48 Hour Film Project (where Unicorpse was our entry) and she was also the director and creative force behind the video Googled that I had pointed out about a month ago.
(If you're just visiting because you found a link to here from Holidialies, I really want to urge you to check out Googled -- it's really good. Well, Unicorpse is kind of fun, too.)

I had planned to go up to Providence right up to the moment when all I needed to do was to put my coat on and walk out to my car and I was just so tired and it was so cold out and the thought of driving for almost an hour and trying to find a place to park... and then having to drive back home afterwards... and Jill and Jeremy and Nancy and Tiger were all settled down in the living room and Jeremy was building a fire (and have I mentioned how cold and dark it was outside?)... and so I decided to stay home.

Of course I had nothing planned for dinner... and zero energy and ambition. So we ordered take-out from Chen's in Wakefield (General Tso's chicken, sweet and sour chicken, chicken fried rice, and spring rolls) and it was very relaxing just sitting around eating take-out Chinese food and watching a Robin Williams stand-up performance on HBO.

Sometimes you just need to relax and rest and take it easy... (I can run around like crazy again tomorrow.)

Or maybe I won't do too much because I might be catching a cold....

A brief introduction for those of you wandering in here from Holidailies for the first time: I'm just a middle-aged guy (but somehow I hit 66 on my last birthday) who lives in Rhode Island with my wife Nancy (a middle-school math teacher), daughter Gillian ("Jill" -- 27 yr old college student and baker), son Jeremy (24 yr old restaurant cook and part-time college student), and Tiger (senior citizen cat). Eldest child Adam lives in New York City with his wife Leah and our grandsons Sam and Milo. I'm a former programmer/systems analyst who got involved with software training and instructional design. For the past several years I have been working from home (you can't beat the short commute!) doing quality assurance and editing on course material for both classroom courses and Web-based training courses for a very big computer company. I've been writing this online journal since 1996.

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