Hello, friends. Apologies for the lack of updates recently; an awful lot of Real Life has gotten in the way. Besides those things, though, life has been pretty good, if not fairly routine. I’ve been keeping myself quite busy on weekends, mostly with good things, an that doesn’t look like that will let up any time soon. We have 3-day passes to Outside Lands, which I’m pretty excited about. I’m especially stoked to see Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, and M.I.A., but there are an almost overwhelming number of other bands playing that weekend. Any of you going?
On the technology front, I picked up a second Airport Express in a shockingly painless Craigslist transaction, and it’s now hooked up to the Bose in the bedroom. I did have a bit of trouble setting it up, but nothing like last time. After hooking it up via ethernet cable to my Mac, updating the Airport utility software, and rembering to prefix my WEP key with a ‘$’, I was good to go. So I am currently lying in bed, typing this entry into the WordPress iPhone app, and I just used the Remote app to build a playlist from my iTunes library on the laptop om the kitchen and start it streaming to my bedroom without ever having to get up. Technology really is amazing sometimes. And fattening.
Speaking of fattening, I went to Shabuway in Mountain View for dinner tonight, and followed it up with burgundy cherry/hazelnut gelato from Gelato Classico. Yum. This was all a prequel for my triumphant (and temporary) return to Wednesday TV night, which was as fun as I remember. Peter and Crystal also gave us a housewarming gift of an awesome Star Wars toaster that toasts Darth Vader into you bread! Amazing! And in case you’re wondering, no I did not have a housewarming party. Yet. It’s complicated.
And with that, it’s off to bed. I’ll try to update more, but no promises.