March 31, 2004

Cosmic Cantina Redux

Today, out of nowhere, some of my co-workers grabbed me at lunchtime, and we headed out to the Cosmic Cantina in Durham.

For those who haven't lived in the Triangle, the Cosmic Cantina is North Carolina's version of Chipotle - same kind of burritos, but much more personality ;)

It was one of our favorites when I was a co-op, and it was good to be back.

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March 30, 2004

Gastronomy continued...

On Sunday night, I made scallops sautéed in a lemon-butter sauce. I think I used a little bit too much butter, but they still put my tummy in its happy place.

Tonight I made spinach cooked in garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Let me tell you, this is just the beginning. The weather is beautiful; I have a deck with no grill on it and I don't like it. This will be remedied, and when it is...oh buddy, look out.

I haven't been sleeping much lately...

Current music: That Old Feeling by Louis Armstrong

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March 27, 2004


Things are going well.

Work is awesome. Things are looking even better as I make the transition into real work, rather than just administrative setup shit. I've got a lot of code to read.

Went to a BBQ after work yesterday at a buddy's place - beautiful weather, good food, and good company. That, naturally, lead to our crashing another party (and drinking wine no less), and finishing up at Stool Pigeon's (a bar in downtown Raleigh).

I think that I had almost forgotten just how much fun I had down here last summer.

Went for a long walk earlier today.

I also finally decided that the moving clutter in my room was totally ruining my qi. I took care of that. Of course, the closet remains a problem, though :(

In other news, I've bought a filing cabinet, folders, a three-hole punch, binders, and a copy of Quicken. Soon the great reorganization will commence.

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March 23, 2004


Tonight I made asparagus in a balsamic vinegar-Dijon sauce (and the sauce was good for dipping bread afterwards).

Last night I made sautéed shitake mushrooms over a spinach salad.

This is awesome; I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner.

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March 20, 2004


I hardly think the weather in Carolina could get more beautiful. Sixty-five and sunny again! It's nice to be out of Cleveland for a change :)

Went to a sports bar last night to watch basketball. My bracket is looking pretty good so far. The real question will be whether those risks with Maryland and St. Jo's pay off. We shall see.

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March 14, 2004

Week One Down

The first week of work is behind me. Overall it was a pretty typical first week - a lot of administrative stuff, and a lot of getting "set up".

Overall, it was good to see a lot of the familiar faces, and it's good to be back.

Otherwise nothing really of note to report, other than the weather in North Carolina is absolutely beautiful!

Hmm, it looks like I still need to get those Europe pictures put up. We'll just see about that.

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March 05, 2004


So, it's Friday. The last Friday I will fully have to myself. Come monday I start work and my azz belongs to IBM.

Right now for some reason I feel very contimplative, but of what, I don't know.

I'm anxious for work to start. I think that my mind has been too stagnant of late. I'm starting to feel like I really need to throw myself at something.

It's amazing how restless I've become. I don't remember being this restless four years ago. Is it school that does this to us? I don't know.

Maybe I'll write more later...

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