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a better day

hmm... I seem to be setting my mood to tired or something similar lately. I guess that it's true that I've not been sitting idle.

I actually set my alarm today so that I would not sleep in too long. I was up before 11 and got busy. I've finally completed putting all the finishing touches on the latest set of furniture we picked up at Ikea. I'm pretty pleased with the results.

After that I headed out to dinner with my parents and brother and his wife (!!!) at the Fremont Classic. Dinner was great and we heard all about their honeymoon. If you know my brother you'd find it not at all surprising that as they went to Ireland, they visited the Guinness brewery first thing. It sounds like they had a great time though. They stayed in a castle one night, which sounds really cool.

After that we stopped in at their place and chatted for a bit before I headed home. I did some cleaning while listening to an audiobook (Heinlien's Stranger in a Strange Land) and had some homemade blueberry mead. Alcohol that you make yourself really does taste better :)

Now I'm making a post, with a new userpic even. I decided that I was long overdue for a new one so I hooked up the iSight and played around with the color settings on the output. I think that it came out pretty good.

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qfemale
Aug. 8th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
It's a nice userpic indeed!

>>(Heinlien's Stranger in a Strange Land)
Is that the same guy that wrote Starship Troopers?
matthew
Aug. 8th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yup, same guy. I've been meaning to read his stuff for a long time, and supposedly this is one of his best works, so I'm getting through it as an audiobook. It's pretty good. You can totally tell that it was written in the 60's: flying robot cars, 3D television, video phones, etc. But it's a good book so far. I've heard that Heinlein sat down at some point in the 40's and wrote out a 'future-history' for the 20th century and then set all of his books in that history.
qfemale
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
Yeah I read somewhere that it's all a bit connected. Kinda like some of Philip K. Dick's work.
I'd like to read more of both authors but right now I sadly lack the money to buy books.