I had a pretty massive list of things to do for the weekend, and accomplished about half of them, plus a few things not on the list. Unfortunately, some of the most important things didn't get done. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
Things that did get done include:
- Installed the DVD writer I bought a few weeks ago, and sent in
the rebate forms. ( Collapse ) But I put the forms
in the mail before the deadline, and the drive itself seems to work
well (backed up my whole My Documents directory, except for the
music files, to one disc in just 20 minutes). Unfortunately, the
resulting DVD can't be read by the PC's existing DVD reader (though
it can be read by the DVD writer itself and by my Mac). I'm not
sure if it's the drive, the disc, or the way I burned it. But this
is not a killer problem.
- Did some tax research. Mutual funds, rah.
- Wrote over 500 words -- less than I'd hoped, more than the
minimum. ( Collapse )
- Attended a fine party given for jaylake by bibliothec to celebrate his recent novel sale. mkhobson, karindira, and several of Jay's
relatives were also in attendance, along with Jay's "The Child" and
"The Niece". The food was quite memorable, including delectable
crab cakes and two festive gateaux. The Niece (two years old) had
trouble with the idea of eating cake when it wasn't someone's
birthday, so we all sang "Happy Book Deal To You". A tradition I
hope to continue myself, some day soon.
- Saw two Portland
International Film Festival movies: Giant Buddhas and
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days.
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