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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
A sigh of relief.

Taken from crescent_gaia

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In the continuing struggle for useful sleep, Fox and I are venturing to find a bed. I guess Slumberland here in Madison is having a sale on mattress sets. We're hoping to find something that will fit us both while we gather the resources to buy-ify a sleep number bed. Sadly, this means dipping into my Camera fund, but it's something I need to do for both our well-being. I may be able to recover. I'm going to convince my TL to let me certify in something in July, which means a bonus of some sort. That could put me back where I want to be.

The Epic anniversary dinner was excellent last night. Fox and I ran into my mentor Shaun (my mentor) and his girlfriend Wendy. It was great. Though we sat at a table with 4 Russians who ignored the banquet etiquette and got food out of line, didn't talk to us and spoke only in russian to each other. Not cool. Regardless, the four of us joked and chatted and generally had a not-awkward good time.

The food was marvelous. Portabello wellington, which is portabello mushrooms with some sort of swiss cheese in puff pastry dough. Oh god... so good. There was also beef and turkey and yummy veggies. The wheeled what looked to be an entire cow butt out to be carved when I got up there. It was a massive pile of beef. Fairly wel cooked adn delicious with the horseradish mashed potatoes. They also served chocolate dipped strawberries adn shortcake the whole night, also excellent.

What was most surprising is that it wasn't boring.. well, except for the weird variety show that a husband and wife team did. Speeches were timely adn on topic, even our CEO didn't meander in her speech - first I've ever seen.

Actually, I take that back. What was the most astounding thing was the parking lot afterward. People didn't drive like jerks. The each took their turn. Every row alternated who moved in and out. Everyone was let in promptly and let some one else in promptly. It was as if we were a hive mind. Everybody just knew how we were going to play it and it happened. Crazy.

S'all good. I'm glad the week is finally over. We get to meet smed tomorrow. We're finally going to Mt. Horeb today (it's their yearly, all town garage sale). And I might get some disc golf today. Not sure how nice it is yet. I'm chilly, but I am only wearing boxers and a t-shirt.
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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 30th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I <3 your beef consumption.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 30th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uh-huh. I BET you do.
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abmann From: abmann Date: May 1st, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
We were able to tell with a sleep number. But she prefers a really squishy bed and I prefer moderately firm. So our settings are really different. But, we're unable to get one because they're pretty expensive.

I hated the foam bed. I sleep on an angle rather then just on my side or on my stomach. Thus, my center of gravity isn't parallel to my body. As the foam adjusts it shifts my center further from my body so I fall over.
questingfalcon From: questingfalcon Date: May 1st, 2005 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
On a totally random note, the haircut looks great.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 1st, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Please tell me you're not judging by the pic in this log 'cuz I hadn't showered. My hair does this mohawk thing in the morning.
questingfalcon From: questingfalcon Date: May 1st, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I meant in general with the shorter hair thing. I never commented on it earlier, as far as I can remember.
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