Made biscuits again today. Yum. I forgot how fun baking can
be. Tomorrow we will do cinammon rolls (sp?). Anyway...its
nice to eat food that didn't come straight out of the
package and into the microwave. Not that that's what we've
been eating, but I think this is the fourth time this week
we've actually used the stove...must do that
The primary issue is that we don't have a pot yet :) As soon as that occurs I'll be cooking vegetables, chili, pasta, etc. That should impove the variety of our diet significantly. Currently it consists of burritos, various sandwiches, nachos, and YOGHURT! We have like a huge pile of yoghurt. Brian (my apartment-mate) drank 2 jugs of apple juice in 3 days (!?!?). He was serious about really liking that stuff.
I glanced over gnome-vfs APIs for a while today...but spent most of my computer time trying to tunnel X through ssh with Rick. Partial success, but not enough to try builds off my home machine. Oh well, text-mode emacs is still emacs.
Ok... This is a major depressive time. Its probably
compounded by being on such a high throughout the week,
combined with stress combined with lack of sleep. But I'm
also under a good amount of social pressure. On the one hand
I have Sandra who's been very frustrating to deal with
because I felt like I was just starting to connect with her
when she left. What a change from the "I can never be close
to you" a few weeks before! I feel like we've both grown in
some ways, but more importantly we finally got things out on
the table. That sounds good, no? But the thing is that now
she's away over the summer...and most of what I see of her
every day is a message that she was on ICQ for like 3
minutes! I feel like if things die now they'll be dead
because we are going to be living in very different housing
next year. :-( Why do I always feel safest with the people
who end up causing me the most
This is compounded by my working at Eazel...which started out as a really good thing. And I realize that maybe I've been a snot or something (and I know I'm sometimes annoying)...but I feel like I'm really unwanted by Arlo, Andy, and some other people. I mean, I realize that there's such a huge split in experience etc...but ... I don't know. It feels like I'm the only person who's getting this. Fine so I'm the lowly intern...but it doesn't hurt to treat me like a person with feelings. And maybe they are joking...sometimes it seems Arlo is (sometimes he says he is) but I still have this general impression conveyed. Its like a feel like I'm the only person who doesn't have a a niche, and therefore people just wish I'd shrivel up and go away. But the thing is that I'm working hard and fixing lots of bugs. Good grief... I've probably worked more hours this week than almost anyone (an entire all-nighter...10+hr days other than that). And I've fixed a bunch of stuff. At least Darin, who was the hardest to deal with at first, is somebody I now feel comfortable with after meeting him (its amazing how important that can be sometimes).
sniffle, boohoo for me. OK. I'm done being a whiner.
The new bike rides really well - but I got stuck on San
Antonio today with freeway bound traffic behind me. I notice
that people seem to drive more aggressively when the are
bound for the freeway. "we" went over a bridge and cars were
*still* trying to pass me even though I estimate I was only
going 5-10 mph slower than traffic's "natural" over a very
short stretch. I was very scared for my life!!! The moral of
the story is that I shouldn't miss my "bike route" turn-off
I wasn't able to check code in last night...we'll see if that's working this morning :) update...success. blast CVS!
Fixed some problems with autocompletion I introduced yesterday (:-() But on the good side I think I'm nailing down a problem nautilus has with drawing gradients without bars.
Problem found...and it looks like its moire patterns generated at 16-bit colour depths. Also played with marbled backgrounds a bit...wheee!
Well...Joy of all joys my new bike already has a flat tire
=) Which means that yet again I got to bum a ride to Eazel.
Hopefully this tire puncture thing does not become a habit -
it makes it very hard to trust biking. Last summer I had
*one* puncture the entire summer yet during this year I've
had probably 5 or 6. And I've been riding a lot less
too....weird huh? Anyway, I'll probably buy some panniers
for it when I get my first paycheck and then I'll be all set
=) Actually I need to get a better lock too, but that can
wait as its a house bike for now!
Bike clothes suck! I won't be caught dead in them until I'm at least 30 and have lost all compunction.
I finally found my passport which I have to bring into Eazel to prove that I'm una persona de los estados unidos. Ah well. That would have been a bad thing to misplace anyway. It turns out that I put it in such a secure place that I had trouble finding it (it was stuffed in an old sock in the back of my drawer!). Next time I need to make a mental note when I stash things...
Well...I have to be awake at the inhumane hour of 9am...so...
NO MORE FOR YOU!
Its a really comfortable ride. The cool thing is that unlike
my last bike which was a little noisy, with this one (riding
on a smooth road) there's no sound but the rushing wind....
I took a 25 mi. ride after lunch, which was a fun way to try it out and make sure that the bike shop didn't have any more tuning to do. There was one slight misalignment w/ the front derailer, but I was able to easily fix it myself. I'm a little nervous about the flight deck shifting on this bike - it looks like I would have trouble repairing it myself....hmm... Well the good thing is that my favorite bike was purchased from our on campus bike shop - which means easy complaint and service :)
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