January 2nd, 2005


New Year's Day

Woke up yesterday morning after not enough sleep because Guinevere wanted food. First activity, breakfast with Jason and Beth. On the way home, Jason informed me that Beth planned on wearing a hot red number out tonight. So out tonight I had to go. After breakfast I got to have coffee with my friends Debbi and Sara and Sara's husband Pat. Sara and Pat adopted Carolyn in August and I got to meet her for the first time. She seemed to like me. And she definitely liked my hair!

Back home where the plan was to make pie. Yeah. That didn't happen. Plan B is to make pie tomorrow morning. Instead of making pie I played Halo 2. I am so industrious.

Light dinner at Bleu Bistro with Erin, Sarah, and Jason (different Jason), followed by the Mercury. Didn't stay there long though. Instead we headed to the Vogue. So I didn't stay and chat with Erin there as I planned. Ah well. Mostly, when I chat with Erin at the Mercury, we make fun of the dancers. That probably means at one point or another we made fun of you. But not tonight.

At the Vogue I sat with Jason and Beth and Dominique and got to see the hot red number. Danced a lot. I'm starting to get my groove back. Dancing and socializing and whatnot. The depression that has weighed over me for over a year (dating back to holiday season 2003) is lifting. I'm having fun again. THough I won't get enough sleep tonight so hopefully that won't turn to cranky for Pie Night™.

Briefly stopped back at the Mercury, but Amanda wasn't out like she said she would. Being tired, I cabbed home rather than wait for Jason. On the way home, I hit a moment though. It occured to me that I haven't seen Jessica for over 5 months now. I wasn't the closest to her, but I enjoyed the talks we had. I miss them and her.

Now, I go to bed. You show up to Pie Night™ tomorrow.


Clothes shopping on the internet

I bought clothes on the Internet for the first time. Always been afraid to because of the size issue. Hate the idea of buying something then having to return it because it doesn't fit and having to pay for shipping for something I returned. But I've been looking for mesh shirts for a while and haven't been able to find something I like locally. Got pushed into ordering online yesterday. So we'll see.

I bought:


Heh. Come a long way from a few years ago when I wore nothing but jeans, khakis and casual shirts.


Crusts made

Turns out I only have seven pie dishes. Must have sent pie home with someone but I don't remember who. I know Anita has a bowl of mine, but I can't remember who has the pie plate. Ah well.

Time for a quick break. Then to the fillings and baking.

Anyone wanna come over and peel apples and pears?


Pie Night™

First off, Tina and Michelle were extremely gracious in hosting Pie Night™.

In the end, I was fine with six pies. Three or four other people brought pies. My mom baked a quiche. We had plenty for everyone. THis morning, I mostly wasn't worried about my pies looking like crap. A couple did. Mostly I was worried about actually getting them done. This time, not many people said they'd make pies, and a couple that did backed out. I just wanted to have enough for everyone. And I never know how many are going to actually show.

I'd say approximately 30 showed. We had fun. My mom didn't seem to think anyone was too weird. A couple people form work made it. A few dance friends of Michelle and Tina came. A few other folks brought friends. I wish a couple of people could have made it who didn't. C'est la vie.

Lessons learned: More water. Find a way to move pies from place to place.


New Year's Resolutions

Again, resolutions are goals. They aren't used to flog myself for missing them. They are something to aim for. If you aren't aiming for something, you won't hit anything.

  1. Read 52 books this year.
  2. Keep my pile of paper under control.
  3. Keep my apartment from looking like a wreck.
  4. Do something creative.
  5. Roller blade or bicycle more.
  6. Complete a personal programming project.
  7. Get a tan.

That's enough for now.