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1211 Fr
  * up 6:30; W=199.2; drugs, nose, teeth; coffee
  : used the new grinder.  Takes a full bag of Barefoot, tastes great.
  <= YD needs to go shopping after school
  * email (link to) notes to dirk, kurt, brad
  % I am reading more short fiction these days
  * ask: x would people prefer links mixed with to.done, or separate
    	 * would people prefer raw notes in LJ or offsite
  * Thankful Thursday
  * send package UPS
  @ The Creator's Dilemma On Others Making Money Off Your Content | Techdirt
  @ Essential Android Apps - Gizmodo
  @ About Ricoh / Corporate Social Responsibility | Ricoh Global
  @ The Ninth Annual Year in Ideas - Magazine - NYTimes.com
  @ An Average American Consumes 34 Gigabytes a Day, Study Says-NYTimes.com
    -> UCSD: Global Information Industry Center
  * meet 5ish at home. 
  * Dinner at Jasmine with YD, Marty, Kaylee
  * 7:30 Golden Bough concert
  * a couple of bills didn't get put on the stack.  Grrr
  * bed ~midnight

A pretty good day. It even started off well, with not oversleeping, and using the new coffee grinder. Tastes great, and there's a lot less grit getting through the screens on the French press. Needs two scoops instead of 1.5, because of the coarser grind.

No walk to speak of; I spent much of lunchtime sending a package and buying groceries (OK, beef jerky, nori, and prunes) for next week's lunches. And some time chasing links.

I spent some time in the morning reading Ricoh's Corporate Social Responsibility pages. I don't often mention the name of the company I work for, but I figure that a company that takes social and environmental responsibility seriously enough to put it into the code of conduct that every employee is required to sign off on (which is why I was reading it) deserves a bit of a signal boost.

The evening was an expanded Date Night, moved from Thursday so that we could go to dinner (Chinese: Jasmine) and the annual Golden Bough holiday concert. We took not only the YD but Marty and her daughter (the YD's best friend) K. Good fun was had by all; it was M and K's first GB concert, and they had a blast.

When I got home I went to look for a credit card bill that I'd misplaced (and therefore was late on); I didn't find it but did find two other bills I'd misplaced. Grump. Well, they're all paid now, though they won't go through until Monday night or so. Dumb bear!

I seem to be reading and enjoying more poetry and short fiction these days, mostly through my LJ flist. Go me! I might even try writing some... Not sure why I stopped -- I wrote a lot of poetry in my college years. Some of my posts have turned into prose poems, though. I'm not so good at plot; a form that can be almost pure description is a good fit for an easily-distracted -- oooh! Shiny!

Link sausage is, as usual, up in the notes. I'd just like to highlight Gizmodo's list of Essential Android Apps, and The NY Times' Ninth Annual Year in Ideas.

Would people prefer it if I put the links in a separate post from the daily "what happened and what I thought about it" post?

Date: 2009-12-13 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gorgeousgary.livejournal.com
Go for it on the poetry!

As I said while introducing "Songs Flying Free", I've been dipping my toes back into short fiction writing. It's amazing what 12 more years of life experience, writing practice (whether for work or just for LJ), and new inspirations can do.

Great seeing y'all on Wednesday!

Date: 2009-12-13 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itskoi.livejournal.com
I have no preference re: links. Are the drugs good? Can I have some? LOL

You mentioned french press. . .do you stoop to the level of standard espresso? :-P

Date: 2009-12-13 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
I do drink espresso, though more often in the form of cafe mocha or cappuccino.

The drugs are a combination of assorted dietary supplements and meds for blood pressure, cholesterol, and other chronic conditions. I don't think you'd get particularly high on fish oil capsules :P

Date: 2009-12-13 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itskoi.livejournal.com
When I have espresso, it is a couple shots plain. :-) Fish oil is good for you though! The rest yeah, I could probably leave cause my blood pressure and cholesteral are just fine.

Date: 2009-12-13 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ranch101.livejournal.com
Oops. Forgot to login again after a kid rebooted my machine. (And they wonder why I don't let them use it often...)

As I was trying to say before: I'll read what you write in whatever form you choose. Links in with everything else works fine for me. In fact, since sometimes they're related, that makes it more interesting to me.

Date: 2009-12-13 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Good to know. Thanks.

Date: 2009-12-13 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itskoi.livejournal.com
Exactly! Like supplemental reading lists!

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