Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Timing isn't all Santa has to worry about...

Today's Lio

(With thanks to fyrfitrmedic.)

Got up at 10:30 this morning, and lazed around a bit before bopping down to the Queen of Tarts to see if there was some soup. Lowell heated up some of the creamy chicken with rosemary, and I relaxed with that and a chunk of baguette while he cleaned up. At 1, Leslie came in to close up with Jonathan in tow, Steve stopped in with his kids briefly, and Paloma popped by for something on her way out of town, so I got to see everyone and wish them a Merry Christmas. I miss seeing Steve regularly! He's fun.

No baguettes left, but I scored a pumpernickel rye loaf, which I'll eat over the next couple of days with the rest of the chicken salad and chicken soup I made with the remains of the roast chicken.

Jonathan was getting on his mom's nerves, so since he's in the middle of learning how to drive, I took him across the street and we took advantage of the empty parking lot so he could learn the basics of driving stick. I think it's always important for people to learn stick; you can always drive an automatic if you know how to drive a manual shift car, but the reverse is far from true!

I'm at the office briefly, and I keep hearing doors, but haven't spotted any actual people. Pretty sure the building's not haunted.

One of the random gift certificates I'd gotten by e-mail as an affiliate program payment expired before I used it, sadly. I asked Amazon if they'd reissue it, but they said no. Ah well. I need to see if any more Amazon credit card reward certificates are floating around the house in their annoyingly generic envelopes. Still haven't bought either an HD-DVD player or a Blu-Ray player with my gift balance (though I used some to buy a belated gift), but I'm also considering getting an external hard drive for my TiVo HD, so it can record more HD shows before running out of space.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

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