i went running again today for the third consecutive day. if i thought i suffered monday, or that i suffered even more on tuesday, than today was the suffering of all suffering. poor feet, you'll get your rest one of these days, i don't plan on running everyday. i ran with kristine, alex was busy. we decided to go someplace new, and i suggested south boston. we basically ran straight down summer street, through vast industrial wastelands, past the boston world trade center, past heavy duty mysterious constructions, past my old office the boston design center, finally arriving at pleasure bay, 2.3 miles away from our chinatown office. it was surreal, to be suddenly transported from the city to what seems to be the beach, gentle ocean waves crashing against shoreline sand. you could also imagine yourself to be somewhere other than boston. we ran around the perimeter of the bay, which i've done before, i think that's about a mile, then we hussled another 2.3 miles back to the office, kristine worried that we've been gone too long, i was just thrilled to be maximizing my outdoorsiness. i asked kristine if this was the longest office run, and she said no, and told me about the time she and alex ran all the way down to the BU bridge and back, 7 miles.
we had a meeting today between the bosses and the programmers - just adam and myself - to divide up the share of programming work to be done for the next month and beyond. it's weird, really. my transition into this company has been relatively effortless. no awkward person where i get to know everyone or learn the rules or adjust to the environment and schedule and the work itself. it feels like i've always worked here, which i take that to be a good sign. i felt like that when i started at six red marbles and i felt like that when i started at screen house. i think that's how you know you're at the right company, when you get that feeling.
dan invited me to go over to his place to catch the first game of the yankees red sox series but i declined, deciding to spend it at home instead. when i realized that julie was also watching the game alone, i invited her over. we ordered pizza, and while we waited, we watched some pregame coverage on television, as well as julie telling me the story of how she took her cat to the dentist this morning to get some of her bad teeth pulled. we got our pizza minutes before the game started. we watched the game julie style, which meant turning down the volume of the television but turning on my clock radio to AM 850 sports radio connected to a pair of external speakers because the radio speaker was too faint to hear anything. john, stuck behind enemy lines in new york, called me asking if i knew of anyway to tune in to the game for free via the internet; i told him i didn't know any. i went down to the basement to restart the pilot light in the heater during a commercial break. mussina seemed to be struggling and the red sox seemed to be hitting well against him, although stranding men on bases. that's until the homerun derby, walker, ortiz, and manny all struck for homeruns. kapler was solid in center field, subbing for johnny damon, still recovering from his head injury. wakefield showed poise as one of the veteran members of the red sox team, blanketing the yankees for 6 innings before he started to get a little shaky in the 7th inning. final score, 5-2, red sox take game 1. i'll be sleeping well tonight.