We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Found at Tim's...
Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.
— Nisargadatta Maharaj
Found at Jacflash's...
- Installed the lovely, programmable thermostat in my apartment. Yay for controlled temperatures!
- Finished yet another book.
- Had Thai food for dinner (with a new book) and have leftovers for tomorrow.
- Am this close to deciding to cancel my home phone and just use my cell phone. The only time my home phone rings is for solicitors. (If you need my cell number, leave a comment and I'll mail it to you.)
- Felt sorry for myself for a little bit and then decided to do something else.
- Caught up on Arisia registrations.
- Gathered up books for a friend who is looking for books for the holidays.
- Watched L&O: CI and still feel "eh" about it.
- Worked on updating my movie database so I can start writing wrapper code for it.
- Am suffering from cat-tail on my mouse pad. And cat on the phone and scanner, but those aren't in use so not as critical.
- Updated Outlook with addresses of people who want $holiday cards.
- Played with the silly isLove generator and got this:
Dave is always going on about Radio Paradise. Seriously. Since I like the mixture of music that radio provides, I decided to listen and have basically been listening to it ever since (at least 6 months now).
Radio Paradise is a listener-supported commercial-free eclectic music station. Available on your computer. (Wish I could get it in my car!)
Anyway, Dave did an interview with Bill Goldsmith of RP. Good stuff. Go read it.
...that I have such wonderful parents in my life.
...that they are (for the most part) healthy.
...that Brad and I are getting along well.
...that I have wonderfulfriends and even get to work with some of them. And I get to meet some new ones in January.
...that I've reconnected with my brother and sis-in-law and as a result, have an adorable niece to gush over.
...that I have a job that I like a decent amount of the time (not so much today, thanks).
...that I'm basically healthy (allergies don't count in my book).
...that I'll be seeing family for Christmas (I'm pretty sure this is the first time since I moved to CO).
...that I got recognized for the hard work I did for the Arisia site.
...that there are good books to read in the world. And good music too.
...that I'm not on call this week.
...that I got to see The Incredibles in the theater. And I didn't even end up going to see it alone.
Now I'm going to take my book and see if the cats are ready to move into the other room. G'night and happy turkey day tomorrow.
I've been doing a lot of reading and analysis of Google lately. One of the coolest features is Google SMS. Send an SMS message to 46645 (GOOGL) with a business name/location, product, or dictionary term and you receive a response SMS message that gives you the address/phone no., retail store and price, or word definition.
This has been useful when out and about and calling 411 would be just too much of a chore. It's a heck of a lot cheaper too.
How to use Google SMS