Back from sunny California - on a whim (and the promise of a party with plentiful alcohol), I flew out Thursday night to see Tim and Lee, newly absorbed into Microsoft.
Tim spent most of Friday and Saturday with various family members who were in town, so I helped Lee pack up some of his stuff and move to his new digs in Mountain View. He has a fireplace. I'm not sure why you'd need one in California, but there you go. I'm also not sure why his complex is called "The Shadows," for that matter. I half-expected Ernest Thesiger to offer me a potato
I also tried to return John's copy of Solaris
, but he's mostly a DVD man these days, and he's not taking his VCR to France. So beware - lurking in the bowels of Northern Jersey is a man with a Tarkovsky tape, and he's not afraid to use it!
Anyway, Saturday evening was filled with drinking, the watching of silent comedies and horror films (and one film, Cave Dwellers
, which should have been silent), and catching up some with Laurel
(who was celebrating taking the bar).
Sunday it was time to wrestle more of Lee's furniture into the U-Haul, and Tim drove me to the airport. Sadly, there was no time for the traditional "Let's try to kill Steve by driving him off a cliff in the Santa Cruz hills," but I understand the Seattle area has its share of lethal vistas as well.
And so, back to a week of layoffs, community meetings, and a reminder that I really do need to update my old website
If anyone's really
interested in an 1890s CoC game, by the way, I can be bribed surprisingly easily.