Recent snippets from the Random Thoughts file I keep on Drop Box, update daily, and upload to a public folder on Google Drive.
2010-05-30 – Thursday
1.) What an extraordinarily busy day this has been! But it’s been a good day. And I pulled it off after a short, 4.5-hour sleep last night.
2.) My pace of activity will remain much, much higher than it has been for a long time and will continue at that pace well into the foreseeable future.
3.) Hope I sleep better tonight. I bet I will!
2010-05-29 – Wednesday
1.) Last night’s good 8-hour sleep led into what has been an acceptably productive day. I’d like to have accomplished more, but that always seems to be the case these days.
2.) New check-out girl at a neighborhood store told me this afternoon that I looked like “that guy from Jurassic Park.” When I laughed, she said she was going to tell me that the other day, but she was afraid I might be mad. I said, “At least you didn’t tell me I looked like one of the dinosaurs in that movie.” “No, no,” she replied,”You look like someone famous.”
This weekend sees the final concerts of the San Antonio Symphony’s classical series for this season, and Mahler’s 3rd Symphony will be performed. In this video clip our conductor, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, is discussing that piece.
Of course, I’m intending to be in my seat at the Majestic Theatre on Friday night for this.
Recent snippets from the Random Thoughts file I keep in Drop Box, update during the course of my days, and upload to a public folder on Google Drive.
2010-05-28 – Tuesday
1.) Afternoon meetings went well, and a surprise evening business meeting went well, too. It seems I’ll start setting up my computer over at the Cathedral on Friday afternoon. I must admit I’m a bit curious about where my desk will be. I hope it’ll have some degree of privacy and not be stuck out in the middle of a common space.
1.) Another morning spent moving furniture has opened a LOT of space here in my front room. Things are MUCH more comfortable in here now. Plans are for something similar to be done in the back room later this summer.
2010-05-27 – Monday
1.) After a productive morning spent moving computers and monitors around, then doing a bit of shopping online and in the neighborhood, I’m relaxing to a Rangers game on the radio. And this’ll be followed by a Spurs game on the radio tonight. Not a bad way to spend Memorial Day.
This server-based Fischer Random Correspondence Chess game began in early March and ended last week when my opponent, playing Black, resigned after my 33.Qxg4. No, I hadn’t yet checkmated the Black King, but it was clear to both of us that I’d be able to do that quite easily in the next few moves.
The opening board we were assigned, our full move record, and position of pieces at game’s end:
1.g3 g5 2.Qg2 h5 3.h4 Nb6 4.d4 f6 5.hxg5 fxg5 6.Nf3 g4 7.Nh4 c6 8.b3 Nd5 9.Bd2 Nef6 10.c4 Nc7 11.Ng6+ Ke8 12.Nxh8 Qxh8 13.Bg6+ Kf8 14.Nc2 b5 15.Ne3 bxc4 16.bxc4 Qh6 17.Bd3 Ne6 18.Nf5 Qg6 19.Ba5 Re8 20.Nd6 Qg5 21.Nxe8 Nxe8 22.d5 Nc5 23.Bd2 Qg7 24.Rxh5 Nf6 25.Bh6 Nxh5 26.Bxg7+ Nxg7 27.Qh2 cxd5 28.Qh8+ Kf7 29.Qxc8 Bd6 30.Bh7 dxc4 31.Qg8+ Kf6 32.Qxc4 Nge6 33.Qxg4
Recent snippets from the Random Thoughts file I keep in Drop Box, update during the course of my days, and upload to a public folder in Google Drive.
2010-05-26 – Sunday
1.) Tonight’s NASCAR race is running way too late for me to responsibly follow. Better to relax my way into an early and good sleep. Hope the Sandman cooperates.
1.) The day’s been productive enough: two loads of laundry done, good social contact with neighbors, good decisions made re: the computer setup I’ll use over at the Cathedral.
1.) Listening to the Indy500 over the Internet. This is a really exciting race.
2010-05-25 – Saturday
1.) The big storm that woke me has finally subsided from its dramatic violence to a simple steady rain. Good. But so much rain has already fallen that the flooding of streets in town will keep me close to home today. And that may be a good thing. Lord knows I’ve got plenty of work to do here.
2010-05-24 – Friday
1.) The business part of my day is over, and I’m happy to say it went well.
2.) This rainy weather will keep me home tonight. Walking over to the Alamodome and back in the rain, after dark, does not seem like a smart thing to do.
1.) After a pretty good sleep last night and a productive morning, I’m ready to move into the afternoon’s round of work: some at home, some over at the Cathedral offices. Busy, busy, busy!