Life has been (even more) painfully boring lately because I’ve been working sooper long hours. Last week was a 4-day week, but I worked 50 hours in those 4 days. Boo. The weekend was a bit better. On Saturday Babs and I volunteered with Rebuilding Together (Silicon Valley) where we fixed up the Daytop Center in Redwood City, which is a facility for teenagers with substance abuse problems. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. The director of the center and a few of the residents also talked to us, which was nice. Warm fuzzies. That night I saw The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which I actually liked. But my memory of the books is a bit fuzzy, so I think it deserves a re-read. The Hitchhiker’s trilogy are (is?) some of my favorite books ever.
Sunday morning May Ling, Buddy and I ran The Dish which, although being a paltry 3 1/2 miles, totally kicked my butt (or more specifically, my quads and calves) because of the hills. But it’s good training for Bay to Breakers, with the infamous Hayes Street Hill. Afterwards Babs joined us for brunch at The Creamery and yummy ice cream at Rick’s. Full of hash brown pie, I headed back to San Jose to do laundry, clean the room, etc before conking out on the couch for about an hour to the sounds of
Here’s hoping for more normal hours this week. Hey, I can dream…
Finally, a linkdump:
- 2005 rankings of the top 150 most expensive zip codes in America. Lots of Northern California cities! Woohoo!
- Sony’s Qrio robot attending nursery school in California. Do you think he takes dumps on the floor too? (From Buddy)
- God is Great, by which I mean, Very Very Large. An analysis of the size of Jesus based on the number of people who take communion. A must-read. (From Ryan)