Sunday, March 19th


Listening to: nothing
Current mood: kinda tired

So, the more observant of you might have noticed that the site was temporarily replaced by a 404 for a couple days last week. There's not much of a story behind that, except to say that when your credit card gets changed and you have to update all the things that charge it on a regular basis, the ones that only get charged once a year are likely to slip by. Really I was kind of thinking that I would have more to say on what amounts to one of the more exciting occurances in the life of this blog. But basically it was down for a couple days and now it's back.

Meanwhile, Lynnea is insisting that blogging our trip to 99 Ranch Market this afternoon will make for interesting reading and in the interest of proving to her that it really isn't I'll say a few words about that. So yeah, we uh, went up to 99 Ranch Market, and bought some groceries. For some reason I like 99 Ranch despite the fact that going there is incredibly stressful. I mean, anyone who's ever been to one (and actually for anyone who doesn't know what it is, it's a chain of large asian grocery stores) can attest that it's massively crowded and full of people won't think twice about running you down with their cart. Although as my friend Nate pointed out, so is much of Asia. For someone who has a minor phobia about being in the way of others though, that can make for an incredibly stressful shopping experience. In fact, my shoulders still feel a little tense. But as I say, I like the place regardless. Anyway, we got some good stuff - sake, squid jerky, those hard spiced plum candies with the salty centers that I love, shrimp snacks... the usual, basically. And that's really about all I can say about that. See, it wasn't very interesting, was it?

Anyway, I'm off to go play my poor, neglected PSP. It turns out I've been about a half hour from the end of Kingdom of Paradise for weeks and just had no idea (well... I had some idea, but the problem with games that let you collect stuff is that I've been wanting to collect everything before heading to the end, but really I just need to finish it... I've got better things to play).

Matt on 03.19.06 @ 02:34 PM PST [link

Sunday, March 5th

Standard update

Listening to: Amon Tobin - Permutation
Current mood: afternoon laziness

Ok... so, all this seems like old news to me so I'll just do a quick recap (or I guess it's just a cap for those that don't know): First of all, the move down here to San Diego went well. Everything actually went pretty much just as planned and we're all nicely moved in, except for a couple of boxes that we don't know what to do with (mainly my cds... appearently they don't actually sell free-standing cd racks anymore, which makes some sense since they're ugly, but still...). Our new apartment is quite small but Lynnea and I both really like it.

As Zac surmised, we didn't get internet access at home until last wednesday (due to Cox being semi-incompetant), but now everything's working (well, except the phone) and I actually ended up having a free afternoon today on which to post, so here I am. The last couple of weeks have been ok, although shifting from working around 5 hours a day from home over to working 7 hours a day in the office has been pretty tiring. I think I'm actually going to get fridays off at work, since they're short days anyway, and usually dead. Yes yes, I know I'm incredibly lazy... but basically I've hardly had any time to do anything on my own (ie reading, studying, gaming, etc) since we got down here. Which isn't to say that I haven't been having any fun... it's really nice to be able to actually go out and hang out with friends and that sort of thing. Also, Lynnea and I went to zoo yesterday (we got memberships due to the cheapness and the fact that the zoo is within walking distance) which was really fun... and we can go back anytime we want which is also pretty cool. But still, an extra day every week to kinda catch up on my usual activites sounds pretty nice.

I can't think of much else to say beyond that for the moment. I still haven't come up with anything resembling a focus for the blog, though I was interested to find out that the world is clamoring for a blog about cute imitation bats eating south east asian cuisine (which I could... nah, I think they'd look at me weird if brought my rubber bat along next time I went to get pho...). Nevertheless, I shall endeavour to eventually find a way to be a stranger at my own website no more. These are my words.

Matt on 03.05.06 @ 03:45 PM PST [link