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Elsa Basil

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It was my birthday Oct 3 and I decided to celebrate at my favorite club in San José. As luck would have it, a Nicaraguan singer songwriter came a playin’, promoting her new album Para que no mueran las palabras.

The concert was great, the music enjoyable, and my terrible luck in celebrating my birthday continues. As almost always happens, plans made with the best celebratory hopes finished with me celebrating alone.

But the music was good, and my tablemates were interesting and nice enough people.

If you can chisel some out of your daily grind, make some time to give a listen to Elsa Basil and her sabor Nica.

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Such a dork

One of the guys at work brought in potato candies today. His family has made them every holiday for years. Very sweet, starting to feel the sugar rush kick in.

The dork part comes here… while everybody else comments on how great they taste, I’m all excited about how they use mashed potato as a binding agent to bring together all the peanut butter and powdered sugar goodness.

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Unclean, unclean!

So… take a couple steps back. I’ve been sick most of this week, and I wouldn’t wish this on anybody.

It’s not anything uniquely nasty, just long lived.

Caught a cold on Monday, was too sick to head into work on Tuesday, got better (or so I thought) and headed in to work Weds and Thurs, only to get beat down Thursday night. In what seems to have been rather inspired timing, my evening plans fell through due to someone else being sick… leaving me time to deal with the aches and chills phase in the comfort of home.

Not wanting to take chances, stayed home sick again Friday, but got so bored sitting in bed that I did about 6 hours of work. (Really got in the groove on something, and it kept me distracted from feeling lousy.) Rested again all day Saturday, and doing the same today. Made it to the late phlegmy stage, so I’m hoping it will be easily managed from here.

So why mention this here?

  1. Because although I got hold of some folks to let them know why I’ve been awol this weekend, I’d been planning to see people at a few different parties and I haven’t had the energy to call everyone and apologize for disappearing.
  2. Cuz I want to say thanks to everybody that’s phoned, texted, IMed, to see how I’m doing or to say “we missed you” or help me finish arranging the activities I was going to miss. You guys are awesome.

I’ll hopefully be back to the regular routine next week. Have to reschedule some things that went undone, but that’ll come. As I’ve resolved for the past month, I’m hoping to be a bit more visible. Here’s hoping November will go better for that.

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Words from the geekphone

Now that I’ve replaced my old Palm with the geekphone, I’m getting back in the habit of writing notes and journally snippets when I get free moments. I’m trying to figure out how (whether) to incorporate them into the LJ here.

So I’ll be experimenting. We’ll see if more comes out of it than the journal experiment from months ago.

If I balance it right, it’ll probably just feel like I’ve added a set of meditations or affirmations to what’s normally here. Should make for an entertainingly odd mix.

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Don’t forget

That girl you were all nervous about calling… sometimes she actually does want you to call.

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Will be spending the next few days in the work cave finishing up a project.

Thought I’d be a little more visible this week… sorry guys.

BTW… Puffy’s Splurge album… awesome.

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