it's the monday after the weekend snowstorm and everyone is digging themselves out. it was the perfect day to do some walking around with above freezing temperatures but i only got as far as a few houses down the street to chat with bruce and jack. how could i afford to leave the 24/7 pre-inauguration coverage on all the news networks anyway? i had some scrambled eggs and kielbasa sausages for lunch; my original plan for an omelette was ruined when i discovered my container of moldy goat cheese.
the strange phone call i got last night wasn't just a dream. i received an e-mail this morning with another question then a phone call around noontime. the guy on the other end was circumventing the project manager and coming to me with things to approve. "i'm just the programmer," i told him. apparently he thought i was higher up on the totem pole.
by early evening my parents swung by my place briefly to drop off the takeout they'd gotten me from chinatown. the food was cold by then but i wouldn't have dinner until hours later. it was the R45, the spicy fried pork chop on rice that i love so much. the serving size is really meant for two people; i realized that too late when i'd already consumed 3/4 of it and started to feel sick from overeating.
when my roommate came home later in the evening, we figured out a strategy for his thursday move. i borrowed his digital camcorder again and successfully transferred some videos he'd taken: speedo santa and the day i went to vote for obama. working with video is fun, and made more so with imovie's simplicity. i'd love to get a camcorder and do some video capture but i'm afraid it'd interfere with my photo taking. my roommate and i also had a conversation about: vikings and how their rune script has similarities to ancient k. writing; tamerlane and how uzbekistan has pretty much co-opted the turko-mongol conquerer for themselves; and the differences between arabic al-jazeera and english al-jazeera. i don't say this often enough, but i'm going to miss these talks. my roommate might be impossible to live with, but the things we chat about are always super interesting.