August 30th, 2002

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Small changes...

...seem to always make me feel better during weird times.

I seem to have wandered into a time of major ups and downs in life. Stuff is either really annoying, or quite pleasant, no real in betweens. I'm either feeling quite cool about what I've accomplished, or wanting to smack my head into a wall and see if I can knock some sense into me... Philosophically I've always strived for either marvelous successes or spectacular failures... or as my friend Charlie used to say "If I'm going to fuck up, I'm going to do it at 100mph." Still though, I think I would like to feel more balanced about stuff. Life feels like it's a bit out of control right now and I feel like I'm just reacting to how it's careening about...

So what small change did I enact? Well, I had an actual full beard for most of the summer. I liked it and I think that it looked good, but it was getting a good bit scraggly at this point and it was getting boring. I just shaved it back down to a very trimmed goatee.

I think this was the grooming equivalent a feng shui.... Now let's just hope it works....

If it doesn't, I might have to start re-arranging the furniture :-p.
  • Current Music
    Eva Cassidy & Chuck Brown - Let the Good Times Roll
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House Geekiness...

I finally found a solution to my guest room futon/storage space dilema.

If any of you watch HGTV regularly, I'm going to adapt the murphy bed/bookcase design that they used in "Designing for the Sexes"

I need to do some measuring and drawing, but keep an eye out for some new furniture pics (assuming it comes out the way I want it to). This is very cool though. It's the last major thing that I needed to come up with for this place and the design that I am going to use should be easily moveable in case I do get to move in the not too distant future.
  • Current Music
    O Brother Soundtrack - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
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Testing...

In an my continuing efforts to deal with the most trivial things possible while I put off the harder stuff, I am re-arranging my email and email forwarding stuff (specifically wrt lj and spam). Hopefully this will help me figure out which accounts are getting spam so I can either kill them or send them to /dev/null.

Net result is that I may be slower than usual responding to replies/email today/tomorrow.

Hmmm... then again, it probably won't be any more noticeable than usual ;).
  • Current Mood
    restless restless