The month in Kevin (life-too-busymix)
Wednesday, Aug 25, 2004
Okay, so things have slowed down here far more than my liking which, of course, means my actual real life is completely crazy. Funny how it takes some level of boredom, or at least inaction, for me to be able to compose treasties on laundry and the political ramifications of dust bunnies.

Anyhow, talking points:

I'm still working hard on the homebuying front. There's a place that I'm very interested in, and I'm likely putting a bid in tomorrow. I'll probably have a lot more to say on that once things actually progress further. In the process of looking at houses, one potential agent who had my email address read my weblog, took a picture of me from it and printed it on the packet of materials he gave it to me. High marks for personalization, but high marks also for creepy. But then what do I expect for exposing my life to the Internet?

The Jeopardy 'Brain Bus' is coming to San Francisco, I submitted an application, and I have an appointment for tryouts on September 10th. For those who don't know, Jeopardy has always been one of the big things on my 'to-do' list. When I was in junior high and high school, my mom and I would watch Jeopardy nearly every night. It turns out that my brain collects and sorts data in a way that matches really well with the kind of retrieval needed in Jeopardy. Yet for that desire, the only shows I ever tried out for were Card Sharks Teen Tournament (rejected!) and The Weakest Link. Now that it's time to try out for the one true quiz show I need to study like mad. I've got to go back to watching every night, scouring the jeopardy questions book Rachel surprised me with last week, figure out my weakest areas and brush up on trivia, trivia, trivia. The chances of making it past the screening aren't fantastic, but then I won't know until I try. With any luck, Ken Jennings will be vanquished by the time I'd get to be a contestant. I'd rather not be redshirt #114.

Work is busy too, but then work is often busy.

Rachel's away in Florida this week visiting a friend who was in a car acident a few weeks ago, so this is the first time I've been living on my own for nearly a year. It's the transitions that always seem harder. I lived on my own for about 8 years until last year, and it was hard for the first month or two, then I relaly got to like it. Living with someone else was hard for a while, but that goes away, too. Now the house feels too quiet and empty, but on the upside I have Nym for company this week, and though I can tell she misses her mom, she's happy enough to have me playing with her, curling up on the sofa, or coming her hair.

Okay, far too much to do today, so enough with the life update. Hopefully I'll put some of my quiet time to good use in finishing the rearchitecting of the site. After that I can reactivate comments. I miss you guys, too. It's a little too quiet around here.

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