Well that was a nice Thanksgiving. After work hell for the first half of the week, i worked "from home" on Wednesday and then avoided email and IRC/say2 from Thursday to Sunday: i highly recommend it.
Since i've forbidden myself to buy Final Fantasy IX until i finish a music project, i went by Blockbuster and picked up the "Final Fantasy Anthology" (V and VI). Both are more primitive than VII, obviously, but i liked V enough that i've gotten hooked and it's looking like renting them was an unwise choice. I think i'm going to have to wean myself from it before the late fees pile up too bad.
For Thanksgiving, Greg and i picked up some stuff from Safeway and make a nice "baked chicken" meal with veggies and bread, and watched Vertigo -- you know, the traditional Thanksgiving movie! I had a vague idea for veggies: slices of zucchini and squash cooked in a big pan. Greg was able to magically transform my vague idea into a viable dish (which was good!). I've learned to leave all vegetable cooking to him: anyone who can chop vegetables so well must be an expert.
Strick is back in town, so on Sunday night we all went (with Rupe, Matt, and Geoff) down to Santa Cruz and pigged out at Pink Godzilla sushi (a long-overdue idea). Strick and i swapped ideas about say2 and smilax on the way back, plus he'd been thinking of a say2-like mod to IRC, which proved to me that we're on the right track.
Got CVS working on the Mac, so i could hack on goo (and maybe even say2) over the coming holidays. Plugged my home machine into a fairly cheap (but servicable) UPS so it can shutdown cleanly when the monthly PG&E power outage happens. Otherwise avoiding work because i'm frustrated with the state of the installer, but hopefully it will be okay after they do this "patch" release, and we can stop wasting time and actually fix the broken parts.