Archives: December 2003
Sun Dec 28, 2003
On Christmas Day I drove up El Camino Real from San Jose all the way to San Francisco. Traffic was light, so it only took about 90 minutes. It's a trip I do every year on Christmas. When I got to Ghiradelli Square, I decided to start a new annual tradition. I had my caricature drawn. This is how it came out. I don't think it looks all that much like me, but there is some resemblance.
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I made new shelves
I have a bunch of CDs. The current home for them was overflowing. I wanted to get some CD shelves that fit in a particular spot I wanted them, and were big enough to hold the CDs I had. I was unable to find any such shelves that met my criteria. So, I designed my own. I went to a lumber yard and got the wood cut to my specifications. I hauled it home and assembled it in my living room. Here is how it turned out:
I feel so manly now that I'm frequenting lumber yards and building stuff.
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Sun Dec 14, 2003
Nature keeping me up at night
The other night I was in bed and I was awakened by a squeaking noise outside my window. I thought it might be a bird or a squirrel. The sound sounded like it was coming from right outside my window. I leaned over and looked outside my window. I couldn't see anything. As my eyes adjusted to the dark, I noticed that there was a snail on my window. It would slither across the window, but whenever it changed direction, it would make a squeaking noise.
So there are snails outside my window keeping me up at night.
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