Frustrating markets

We’ve already been turned down officially for the first place we put in an application for housing for. This hasn’t happened before, I don’t think… really. I don’t recall ever putting in a full application and not getting the house. That’s the nature of the market these days, or something, I guess. Still doesn’t tell ...

9/11 won’t ever stop being a date

Seventh anniversary of the event, and while I don’t think we ever want to forget it, it’s still clear that some people really have to start remembering it in different ways. Yes, I’m looking at the Republicans who peppered their convention with 9/11 imagery, in an apparent attempt to show how tough they still are. ...

It rained all day

So we didn’t do a huge amount, surprisingly. But we did go to a meeting about Alex’s “issues”, which was still intimidating, but content-wise it ended up not being as bad as I thought. We went grocery shopping, which as an all-family outing is rare, so not without fun. We even found green Chick Hicks ...

Back in line

Back to the office today… to the 2+ hours on the train, the cold mornings, the still morning coughs… Always looking for the positive, at least I generally get a seat and can read my book, but then again, the trains were late and I just felt ill by the end of the morning trip ...

Watching and reading

Found myself watching a surprisingly large amount of TV stuff tonight, which seems common for Monday, but not really any other night. Watched Good News Week, Burn Notice (new episodes, but still season one apparently), Boston Legal and 30 Rock. With a large amount of Top Gear before that. And taping City Homicide and Mark ...

Working from home is … great

Well, it should be, anyway. Though still kind of sick — coughing awful anyway — I did get through some work. But naturally, nothing technical works how I’d really like it to. After all, the Windows PC is a joke, my Ubuntu laptop, while a lovely surprise, is now physically falling apart, slowing right down, ...

Slow sick day

Home sick today, might be tomorrow as well. Tried not to think about much, tried not to do much really. Was glad to see Burn Notice return tonight already — because it runs in the US Summer, it’s got a new season underway already. Damn entertaining, with writers who enjoy total story reversals like no ...

Finally a Daily Show again 1

Finally got back to watching The Daily Show again. Since I moved the main PC out of the loungeroom, I just didn’t seem to make time for the downloads and the watching, and I knew I was missing something good, but I just didn’t seem to get around to it with the new job and ...

Highs and lows

Highs: The first part of Joss Whedon’s “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” is streaming live now (though slightly poorly from Australia…) Funny stuff, clever tunes and that clear Whedon polish from something so seemingly “small”. Lows: Of all the things that Emusic could have gone and posted “We’re sorry. This album is unavailable for download in ...

So many downloads … I mean shows

Watched 30 Rock for the first time in weeks tonight. Damn it’s funny. Funnier than most supposed sitcoms in primetime. Naturally, Seven puts it on at 11.30pm, a time I just haven’t been watching for. Of course, since I downloaded the first season ages ago, I should know this by now, but haven’t been able ...
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