August 24th, 2004


"Hello, this is the Ithaca Dog Training Club..."

"...I think your wife registered for an agility class?"

Um, I really doubt it.

At least I was already awake, if only barely, and even out of bed, when the phone rang.

I shouldn't still feel tired, considering I got offline around 10 and went upstairs not long after. Finished reading the interview with the Google guys and a scary article about electronic voting machines in this month's Playboy, then turned out the light. The Mountain Dew with dinner certainly didn't affect my ability to fall asleep!

Fairly vivid dream in between hitting the snooze button on the clock-radio and actually getting up, featuring a particular person who hasn't played a role in my dreams in a while. Weird.

The best-laid plans...

I woke up this morning with the sudden recollection of signs at Bistro Q the other day saying that they were going to be closed on Tuesday the 24th. I just called, and sure enough, they never heard from and they are, in fact, closed.

So, seity1 and I have conferred, and we'll be at Willow tonight at 8. That's good anyway, since it's Chris's last night waiting, and we want to say goodbye before he moves!

Willow is at the north end of North Tioga Street, right next to Fall Creek Pictures. From campus or east hill, head down the hill and turn right on Tioga Street. Go to the end. The restaurant is ahead on your right. From the northeast, your best bet is to head to the west end via Route 13 south, then turn left onto Court or Buffalo towards downtown, and then left onto Tioga. (There are more efficient routes, but they're more confusing, especially with Dey Street closed.)

We'll be in the bar, in the doors and then walk straight back through the dining room.
  • Current Music
    "Riders in the Sky" - Blues Brothers 2000
Six Mile Creek

"I'll have a seat by the water, please!"

I needed to go pick up my re-soled Birkenstocks at Fontana's, so I walked down to Collegetown for lunch. I ordered spicy kim-chi rice at Dasan-J, then walked the rest of the way down to Fontana's (on Eddy Street in Collegetown since before you were born) to get the Birks.

Got them, chatted with the owner briefly about advertising on, and walked back to get my lunch, which I promptly took down into Cascadilla Creek gorge so I could eat alongside the rushing creek. It's a beautiful day, and there weren't too many people down there, so it was nice and relaxing. Rocks, leaves, water... mmmm.

Walked back up and ran into steviec125 and ruffian_wind on their way back from lunch.

Now I need to get my plastic Sanuk sandals fixed so I can go wading more!