Entries are just getting farther apart, aren't they?

The boss took another extended vacation. On top of that, a couple of employees have been flaking out, calling fifteen minutes late to say they won't be coming in at all. That's a pretty sucky feeling, getting ready and looking forward to leave after a long day, and then finding out you're working a double.

Besides that, the Russian Girl has gotten out of jail. Seems she's cleaned up a bit. She pops in occasionally to say Hi, sometimes we get lunch, but I'm smartly (for once) keeping my distance.

'Ana's been giving me free guitar and piano lessons. She's going to be moving out pretty soon.

And the Cold Fish, 'Staci' called me up out of the blue. Awhile ago I gave her some money through paypal to help fix her car. She denied the transaction, but apparently it still went through so the money's been sitting in her account all this time. When she realized it she wanted to meet up and pay it back.

We had a surprisingly nice time in North Beach, going to her favorite pizza place. Things were alot more comfortable and less awkward. She said she's sorry we fell out of touch, and wanted to reconnect. We're going to some faire together next weekend.

ANOTHER high school sweetheart tracked me down and wants me to go visit her in Freeport, NY.

Weird how these people are all coming back into my life at once.

Speaking of travel, Mom called me up and said instead of me flying them out here for Christmas, I should go out there and take a Bahamas cruise with them. That sounded kind of cool, but a little later she changed her mind again, saying that instead of spending all this money on travel, she'll just fly me out there to Florida and we can spend the money on each other.

So, guess I'm going to Florida again. Not really looking forward to flying out there again. I was having fun planning their trip out here, all the stuff we would see that I STILL haven't gotten around to yet, like going across the Golden Gate, taking the Alcatraz tour, etc.

But hey, I guess spending time with the family is what's important.

Let's see... I've been reading a great book called 'The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-up Artists'. It reminds me alot of 'Fight Club', but instead of fighting, these guys have turned seducing women into a science, a 'Venusian Art'.

I've got so many freakin' pdf ebooks now, dozens upon dozens, that I'm thinking about picking up Sony's E-ink reader when it comes out. 7,500 page turns on a single charge. That's enough to read the entire Harry Potter series three times over.

A little steep, but I still remember an article in Popular Mechanics (Or Science) I read way back in 1997 about E-Ink. I must have read the article a hundred times, and thought to myself "It will be mine... Oh yes, it will be mine..."

Finally, almost ten years later, that day is almost here. Of course, a couple of years from now they'll probably have color and Full Motion Video versions, but it's still pretty damn cool.

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