It's not just the trees, of course, that change colour. The
ivy-covered wall of the house behind mine is quite striking,
with a big dark red splotch accompanied by yellow, orange, and
green stripes. The grapes in my back yard are a cute colour;
not yet ripe. I thought they ripened (and transformed overnight
into bird poop) earlier in the year than this -- maybe I've
misremembered, maybe the weather has confused the vine, maybe
this is an extra crop. Not sure.
Today's being a yo-yo day, but with less extreme fatigue-swings
than the last couple. Getting things done in small bites; trying
not to bite off too much at a time.
A shortage in my house: electrical cords for computers. For a
while I've been raiding cords from machines on the repair pile, but
as I get more computers running I'm out of spares. If any of my
friends has a surplus that they keep tripping over and need to get
out of the way ...? I'm also under-supplied with working VGA
monitors, but those are more of a "wait for someone to upgrade"
item than a "see whether anybody has a bunch of spares" thing.
(I've also got about four Ethernet cables too few, but seeing as
I have a crimp tool, at least eight conectifiers, and a fair quantity
of Cat5 on hand, that's one shortage I can rectify on my own later.
Or maybe I can trade Ethernet cables for power cords?)
Goofed off briefly with ( a silly quiz -- gee, I'm
a geek, who'd-a thunk? )
Found the check I lost earlier ... only to realize that "earlier"
was months earlier, and the small print says "not valid
after 90 days". Not an insurmountable problem, just a minor annoyance
to deal with. It would seem a lot more significant on some day when
it was the last straw or something. Anyhow: whoops.
In the most recent package of
I bought, one of the (glass) bottles was dented. I mean,
it looks just like a dented tin can would look if it were a bottle,
except that it really is a bottle. (Oy, my writing skills today.
Feh.) This amuses me. In my current state I cannot tell whether
my degree of amusement is in keeping with the degree of silliness
of the dented bottle, but I'm pretty darned amused.
(Gee, look at that -- while looking for a link for folks who
might be unfamiliar with one of my favourite soft drinks, I also
stumbled across a recipe.
Can this possibly make up for getting someone hooked on it who lives
in a place where the stuff isn't sold?)
Estimated probability of my actually getting to rehearsal tonight:
about 60%. Don't hold your breath, but do wish me luck.