i’m on vacation for a week. not going anywhere different, just up to Va to hang out with the boys starting mid-week. we’ll be seeing david byrne on thursday night and there’s a VW cookout thing (the remnants of “NBeast”:http://nbeast.info/ ) on saturday.
moses holds steady although he still can’t walk due to muscle weakness. mostly that’s not much of a problem but i am reluctant to leave him in anyone else’s care at this point. i’ve gotten the knack of grooming him effectively (regular “baths”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacegrrl/2815433588/ help a lot) and he’s looking really good these days (you know, for his age and all).
spacepod has fun new leaks; he got moldy again, but in the small favors department, he did start right up today. i’ve cleaned up the mold, but still need to attend to the leaks and he really needs a full cleaning. and probably another disinfecting / ozone treatment — after i get the current crop of leaks under control. most of his leaks can be traced back to the large oak tree in my yard — it’s a pin oak, and the narrow leaves find their way into every crevice in the car. i would love, love, love to have a garage one day.
little bro’ S is doing a two month unpaid internship at liberal magazine “The American Prospect”:http://www.prospect.org/ and has written a couple of pieces for their blog. i suspect that one is in for an interesting career, we’ll see where he goes next.
work has been really cool but really demanding for the last month. well, all summer. that’s why i decided to take a week off; supervising the world’s lamest summer intern for two months and running a huge project for nearly four is the stuff that burnout is made of. (or is it on?) despite having to explain to one client why it’s a bad idea to put out an incomplete site with “under construction” on it, the clients are all being pretty laid back about things and willing to wait. i do like being the evil mastermind behind the whole big thing. i just wish i had more minions. but then, don’t we all?
last night i finished a month-long buffy binge. i watched the whole series from start to finish. i find the early episodes, while she’s in high school, really comforting for some reason. the year she really starts to have serious losses and life changes is a lot less so, but they ended the final season on a high note. i haven’t turned on the tv since i finished and i’m not sure i will for a while. (oh, who am i kidding..) i do feel a compulsion to start watching Angel, but i’m fighting it off. his world is so much darker, and the series has such a dark ending, anyway. in particular, the wesley and fred arcs are so depressing. i don’t know.
in good Joss news, he’s got a “new show”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135300/ in production — yes, actually being shot! — that’s scheduled to start in January. YAY! i miss Joss.
so. there you go. that is what is up.