Went over to good friend Nathan’s house for the first (or zeroth) session of an RPG that’s finally getting off the ground.

Mon., Oct. 3, 2022, 7:07:56am PDT

Current earworm: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by the Who.

Sat., Oct. 1, 2022, 12:36:18pm PDT

Got my bivalent covid booster.

Fri., Sep. 30, 2022, 11:46:33pm PDT

Ant update: We’ve continued to see a few scouts. Yesterday, Meghan caulked over some small cracks under the sink and behind some drawers. We’re now waiting to see if this has helped.

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022, 9:37:17am PDT

Finished reading A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers, a novella that I made short work of. I realized, several years ago, that I should be as kind to myself as I try to be to others, something that is very hard for me. This book is, in part, about that.

Tue., Sep. 13, 2022, 11:09:47pm PDT (edited)

The bambina was down with a bad cold, and now I’ve caught it, though so far not as bad as she had it.

Tue., Sep. 13, 2022, 4:17:36pm PDT

Finished reading Permutation City by Greg Egan. Lots of things to like, e.g. digital clones living in a hacky simulation that is more than an order of magnitude slower than the real world. The special relativity section of my brain rebelled against one significant plot point (though I’m not sure I understood it correctly). Very strong Philip K. Dick vibes from the story.

Tue., Sep. 13, 2022, 4:16:32pm PDT

Nasty smoke today — yellow sky, bits of ash in the air — but it’s supposed to clear out tomorrow.

Sat., Sep. 10, 2022, 5:34:54pm PDT

Had Mom and Greg and Jocelyn and the kids over.

Sat., Sep. 10, 2022, 5:34:07pm PDT

The kids got their bivalent covid boosters.

Fri., Sep. 9, 2022, 5:07:20pm PDT

Ant update: Bait traps knocked them back in less than 24 hours. Since then, we’ve seen a few sporadic visitors — we’re not out of the woods yet — but things are okay for now.

Fri., Sep. 9, 2022, 9:52:30am PDT

The kids had successful first days of school.

Wed., Sep. 7, 2022, 7:17:45pm PDT

After considering and dismissing a repeat of the walk along the shore from downtown, I walked from Husky Stadium along Lake Washington to Seward Park and then up to Othello Station: 3½ hours, 10¾ miles.

Mon., Sep. 5, 2022, 4:52:06pm PDT

Went to a Magic event with the dude; we both had fun.

Sun., Sep. 4, 2022, 3:24:38pm PDT

Finished reading The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel. I really liked this book; the protagonist started as another spineless, obsessive young man like in Last Night in Montreal, but grew up by the end, and the book’s conclusion was satisfying without tying off all loose ends.

Sat., Sep. 3, 2022, 11:39:28pm PDT