Oh, yeah. I'm back.
My absence has been due in part to the move. I've been without an internet connection at home for about two weeks. Charter just hooked me up on Saturday, or rather, they sent somebody from a different company who spent 45 minutes swearing about where Charter can stick their work orders (which, incidentally, is the same place he thinks they keep their heads).
The other factor -- probably a bigger one -- is that work has been incredibly busy. I used to make almost all of my posts from work, and this is simply no longer possible if I want to, you know, not get fired. Today however, The System (specifically, Visa's website) is down, and wouldn't you know it, I can't do any of the work currently at my desk without it.
Anyway, did you miss anything good? Let me think about that... I moved, but you already know that... Atwood area, close walking distance from Jenny St. Market and Monty's Blue Plate. Place is fantastic. Still unpacking. Most of my stuff is unboxed and put away, but I'm still working out where I should put the dancing yellow duck.
My birthday happened almost a month ago, and I didn't post about it. June 11th. Took the day off, and crabmoon and I went swimming, went to Olbrich Gardens, and later went to dinner at Gino's where (unbeknownst to me) a whole bunch of my friends were waiting. I got a lot of phone calls and birthday wishes, and had a great day. If you were involved, I really appreciated it. If not, go ahead and pretend you were.
A few days later, laviorli and phil_bond who'd missed out on Gino's took me out to Himal Chuli, where I discovered that I know a great deal about Nepali cuisine. This was a big surprise, since I didn't think I'd had Napali food before. I liked it a lot, but I don't think anybody else did; apparently the food is "too spicy" and there's too much yogurt in it. I'd like to go back, but I have no idea who I'd take with me -- my friends seem to prefer meat and/or really bland food, and Himal Chuli is really not the place to go for either of those.
crabmoon's birthday happened a couple of weeks later, and she celebrated at Noah's Ark. I got good and sunburned through two applications of SPF 50 sunscreen, and I still have blisters on one of my feet, but all in all it was a good time. I also made her a black forest(ish) cake with strawberries instead of cherries, which turned out well. Going to have to remember that one.
Oh, hey! Visa's back up! I should probably get back to work, huh?