January 10th, 2005

full life

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1. Friday night = POKER NIGHT. Put in $30, came out with $36 after 4 hours. Got pretty drunk. Had an awesome time.

2. Saturday was spent hanging out with my poor sick wife, who caught the cold I gave her and ran with it for 204 yards and 3 TDs. We rented two movies, neither of which we'd seen before: Garden State, which everyone on my friends list has already seen and gushed over and so I can't really contribute anything new besides "HOLY CRAP IT'S AMAZING", and the new Manchurian Candidate, which we'd heard amazing things about but wasn't quite as good as we'd anticipated. Great acting and directing, of course, but I guess we were expecting something a bit more mysterious.

3. Sunday was band rehearsal, which these days means working out new songs on acoustic guitars and a lot of good-natured smack talk. I got there before our bassist did, and I told David how insane I am about Iron & Wine and the new folk thing that's happening, and then we proceeded to do a little folk-style jamming for around 20 minutes, non-stop, which I can't believe we didn't record because a lot of it was quite beautiful.

4. A lot of the downtime this weekend was spent saying goodbye to some Xbox games that I've decided to trade in. I've gotten better at the whole "getting rid of games that I'm no longer playing" thing, but it's still difficult. The upside, though, is that there are a TON of awesome-looking games coming out during the next 3 months or so, and now I'll (a) be able to afford them and (b) have a place to store them.

5. The office's computer system is so unbelievably slow this morning - over the weekend they rolled out a new version of LOTUS NOTES which 3,000 people are now simultaneously installing, and so the normally slow network is now c r a w l i n g. Which means that I'll be updating here sporadically until the poor hamster powering the server gets his second wind.