part of being a freelancer is you never know when the next work is going to come. after a length dry spell, today i was bombarded with all sorts of work opportunities. i started the day with a phone call to client S, talking with their lead developer to iron out some details concerning the project i'm currently working on. later i applied to a contract job posting i received in the email (not sure what'll come of it, but the work is right up my alley). client B called me unexpectedly in the afternoon, wanted to arrange a meeting early next week to get details about some museum projects. and then i promised somebody else i'd go to a networking event in boston friday night. funny how life works.
first half of the day i worked from my bedroom where i kept warm with the space heater. later i moved out to the living room, working from my laptop. i actually prefer it more than my desktop machine because it's so much faster. today was one of those rare times when i could appreciate working from home at its best: laptop on my stomach, lying on the couch, pecking out the code, eating an apple, drinking some hot miso soup, watching some tv. during one of my breaks i turned on the wii and tried to make a barack obama mii (not as easy as it sounds). i also chatted briefly with laurie, one of those rare times when she's actually online (sick at home in oregon with a sore throat). she sent me a few photos of the view outside her window, a backyard garden with plants already growing and sidewalk trees blooming in pink cherry blossoms. i was relieved to find out she's an obama supporter, and apparently people vote through the mail in oregon.
i had some leftover fried chicken for lunch. they didn't taste very good last night and there much wasn't improvement today. if anything, they were a little worse because they lost most of their crispiness. for dinner i had some vietnamese beef noodle soup my father dropped off earlier during the day before he went to the supermarket.