have you ever heard of stardate? it's a daily two minute segment on npr. i love this program. i want to say that enjoy learning the bite size facts about space but who am i kidding? i only listen to it for sandy wood. i can visualize every grain of star dust just from the way she says crab nebula. what a voice! she could be reading the phone book and i would see galaxies, i'm sure of it. listen and see.
while i'm all geeked out, i should mention that boeing is launching a satellite tomorrow. they will webcast it live. i hope to catch the countdown.
today is the day i stop using my yahoo email account. i don't know why i've kept it for so long, what with all the gaudy flash ads and the utterly inept spam filter. not to mention the long winded procedure to view an email attachment.
and now, this!
if they're going to shit ads all over my screen, the least they could do is improve their services. i doubt it, seeing how nothing has changed since i first signed on some ten years ago.
fuck you, yahoo!
* phrase used with generous permission from the super eggplant. feel free to fill in the blank for your own satisfaction.
jg used to ask me to meet him for lunch during the week but i would never accept. then we compromised to have lunch together at least once a week. i didn't think the deal would last because i would have to drive and the parking situation is always a f*cking nightmare. i'm glad to report that, at week five, i'm still alive and the car isn't completely jacked. so i guess you could say that i'm enjoying this weekly lunch date business.
this week we met at flipper's. the food was great but the service was terrifying. we had an obese waiter with missing teeth. for absolutely no reason he moved our umbrella to an empty table, leaving us in full sun. we had no choice but to pick up everything on our table and moved with the umbrella.
afterward we walked to the library. no matter how gloom and doom my neighborhood is, it's always sunny and warm in the civic center area. hayes valley, too. i wouldn't hate this hell hole city so much if i lived there. on second thought, no, i still would.
saturday jg and i took a hike+bike trip to annadel state park. we had been there once before, but i did not pick a very good trail to hike on. i took cobblestone this time. i only got about a mile and a half in, but i really enjoyed it. it's one of the best trails i've ever hiked. i took over four hundred pictures. i will post the ones i like most on apad this week.
i had a pretty pleasant weekend. i hope you did, too.