September 20th, 2003


More Puzzles!

I've been working my way through a paint-by-numbers site - not the art I used to do at age ten, but the Japanese puzzles. And just the other day someone mentioned another site, Conceptis that has another sort of Japanese puzzle, called "link-a-pix" that are mesmerizing. Alas, they only have three on-line versions per week. And the paper versions aren't nearly as much fun.

(How do people pick their music? What's on when you start typing, or when you finish?)

I can't believe it's already halfway through September. I begin to sympathize with the Overcommitted Lads; I haven't had time to work on Thief for days now, what with this run and that run and the extra bonus activities like the Dancing Teapot store. Work still hasn't calmed down since the term started either - I think all the freshmen got the Accounts phone number as part of registration, and now they just call for anything computer related. Certainly "how do I run Outlook" is not really in our group's job description, given that Outlook is neither supported nor runs on UNIX. At least I can cling to the theory that as long as I have too much work to do, the IS budget cutbacks can't get rid of me.
  • Current Music
    "Good Morning Baltimore" on Standing Room Only

I want a new thermostat

Most of the time, I'm content with my body. All right, I'd like to weigh less (working on it) and I'd rather not be allergic to cats, and nearsightedness is creeping up on me. But I can live with those.

What does annoy me is an inability to heat-regulate properly. I had to punt going to Waterfire tonight because I wiped myself out tramping around Lexington. The trouble is, I'm fine during the tramping around, it's only when I stop that I go into heat exhaustion. And I can tell when it's too late, because I go from being red to being white, but then there's very little to be done about it.

Sleeping during the winter is just as bad. Fluffy quilts are great to fall asleep under when I'm cold, but then once I warm up, I'm not competent to kick the blankets off in my sleep, I just wake up far too hot and with a terrible headache. DH is assigned to steal the covers while he's sleeping, but that seems a little much responsibility to assign to sleeping people.
  • Current Mood
    discontent discontent