Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,
Ellen
ennienyc

Getting back

After the holiday lull when everyone was off doing holiday things, it's time to get back to the normal routine. Even though I don't have a normal routine, I'm finding it hard to get back.

I wasn't even really on vacation. I worked not at home on Saturday, and worked at home Sunday, handing in a job just before midnight. I knew it was midnight because I heard fireworks go off and people whoop and holler. I stood by the window and listened. Happy New Year. I really liked the Gorski New Year's NYT puzzle, by the way.

I have more work to do and 2006 invoices to send out, and can't get moving. The post office was closed today so I couldn't have mailed anything, but it would be good to do that tomorrow.

Last year at this time I was frantically shopping for shoes and winter things for Sundance. I saw a notice for the Shoe Inn sale I went to last year, but the shoes and boots I got then are still good. A lot of the dry cleaning I had done last January is still in plastic bags.

I still need a 2007 calendar.

Will's Forbes interview is getting a massive number of hits on YouTube. I'm not sure if it's linked on any high-traffic sites other than Forbes.com itself. As a side result, my listed-as-related segment's hits have tripled in less than a week. Merl's hipster PDA is also seeing much play.

A corollary to the "cook more" resolution is that I need to use produce before it goes bad. I got pre-shredded carrots (I'm lazy) a while ago, ate a few, and folded over the top of the bag. Today I decided to mix them with chopped apples, and found the carrots were dated 12/7 and were dry and waxy. So I threw them away and just had an apple.

I didn't see the movie, but just read the book "Catch Me If You Can" by Frank Abnagale Jr. In this James Frey era (and considering it was written by a con man), I don't know if all of the story is true, but it was certainly entertaining. Before the age of 20, Frank successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor, lawyer and sociology instructor, amassing a fortune by passing bad checks before he was finally caught. The book was so interesting you wanted him to get away, just to read more of his escapades.
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