Hello, children. Apologies for going dark for the past couple weeks. I don’t really have a reason, except maybe that work has been really busy. They did a big code refactor that broke everything I was working on, so for about a week, I was panicking and trying to prop everything back up. But things seem to be okay now.
Amanda and I went to Seattle over President’s Day weekend. The trip started off as a bit of a debacle when our shuttle driver never showed up, then I almost forgot my backpack (with my wallet inside) in the car, and then my luggage got lost. But it all ended up okay. Like last year, we stayed with Amanda’s friends and their still-ridiculously-cute daughter. We played with the baby a lot, went to a Chinese New Year festival (Gong Xi Fa Cai, by the way!), went to Woodland Park Zoo, Pike Place Market, saw Pan’s Labyrinth which I thought was excellent, I finally beat Phoenix Wright (the last episode nearly killed me), and we attempted to go to the EMP, but discovered that it’s closed on Tuesdays. Boo. But I had a really good time, and thanks to L, P, and S for once again being excellent hosts. Pictures here.
In other news, I have two days left in the Great Vegetarian Experiment. It has been okay overall, but I have been really tired over the past week and a half, and I think it’s probably due to the lack of meaties in my diet. I have been taking vitamins, but I think my iron is probably still a little low. It would be good for me to reduce my meat consumption, but I doubt I’ll be going permanently veggie any time soon.
On Sunday, Buddy and Amanda and I saw Reno 911!:Miami, which was…about as expected.
Finally, yesterday in did two 5.11a climbs!