([personal profile] ahmik Sep. 17th, 2017 08:25 pm)
My relationship with alcohol is kind of odd. I wonder if I have an issue with the stuff.

During the periods where I use alcohol, I'm afraid to give it up. In the dead sober times, I'm afraid to start using alcohol again.

So, do I have an issue?
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 15th, 2017 07:21 pm)
Today we went to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. It was quite impressive, although the little Wikipedia quiz/game was very silly.
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 15th, 2017 08:32 am)
Unfortunately the dog has once more done something nasty to her hindquarters. She visited the vet yesterday and we had to take her in early this morning for surgery. Poor little dog.
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 15th, 2017 08:31 am)
It did eventually get cooler, but we've visited several beaches and all caught the sun.
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 12th, 2017 08:13 am)
I have family visiting this week, so I'm taking a vacation week. The gods have apparently decided to make things interesting: after the sudden early-morning wind storm, which apparently left meteorologists scrambling for an explanation, we had a full-blown thunderstorm with rain after I collapsed into bed yesterday, leaving my laundry on the line. It was still flickering when I crawled out of bed, so I was able to say hi to Redbeard. And I see they are now forecasting another hot day today and have switched the cooler days to starting on Wednesday. Clearly they are sticking pins in the map at random.
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 11th, 2017 05:42 am)
16 years ago, around about now.

Tremendous wind came through starting just before my mandatory lunch break. It blew over the "reserved parking" sign in front of the store while I was eating. Seems to have died down now; I guess the Hunt has swept on to the East Coast.
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 10th, 2017 11:20 am)
On the spur of the moment, we took the slow drive down El Camino to The Milk Pail in Mountain View. (It's not really open air any more; it occupies a winding shack not unlike the permanent tent where I used to buy veggies in Hell's Kitchen; and it's not very European. What it is is very good.) The developers who put an apartment building where the Bevmo and clothing store used to be refused to make up for the loss of the parking the store used to rent, and what parking lot it has is all set about with construction work; there's a long, winding wheelchair ramp serving as the only access to the store. The parking lot was like a game of Tetris, and the store a controlled madhouse; people continue to determinedly shop there. We scored tiny black grapes, cheese, bread, frozen pasta for the housemate, mango and pepper sauce and fava beans for me ...
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 10th, 2017 11:11 am)
The dog left her stuffed squirrel in the middle of the path in the backyard last night. It is soggy from the dew; I've picked the grass seeds and clover burrs out of it but she still wants nothing to do with it.
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 8th, 2017 01:51 pm)
The first touches of fall foliage on stressed trees, and I had to cut back a chunk of one of the remaining cotoneasters because the weight of the berries was bending it down into the driveway.

The new janitor took the keychain to San Francisco, but brought it back last night so now the mop water can be changed. (I know, I know ... )
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 7th, 2017 11:50 am)
It's crisp and cool today. So my window remains open. The dog has her jaw resting on the sill and her nose pushing at the screen. There is a squirrel on the fence.
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 7th, 2017 11:44 am)
I was in downtown Mountain View the other day. The aquarium store on a corner on Castro St. is now a gift and toy shop that has this in the window. Comes with 6 cats! Only 6?
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([personal profile] weofodthignen Sep. 6th, 2017 12:53 pm)
A little cooler. The housemate has been sleeping out in the screened back porch, with the dog sprawling happily alongside, while my room (which has poor air circulation) gets hotter and hotter. The cat(s) didn't come get the catfood on the porch for two nights, perhaps because we had the door open in an attempt to cool the house, but have now resumed.
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