Monday, March 16, 2009

Goals for the Seattle Trip

Gautam and I will be in Seattle from 3/19-3/26. I was starting to give up hope that we would make it out there before my immobility sets in, but I'm so excited that we're going to make it happen! Here are the goals:

1) Get our condo renovation underway. Hire the contractor, order everything we need (cabinets, counters, floors, appliances), and watch over at least the first few days of construction so that we feel comfortable leaving the contractors in charge. (We're splitting it into 2 condos, then upgrading the downstairs one to be fully functional).

2) See all my peeps. I don't know if I have to set some kind of schedule to see everyone? I haven't had a chance to really talk to most of y'all yet - but if you've got specific times that you can hang out, hit me up. If not, call/text/e-mail us while we're there, and we'll meet up! Also, we will hopefully get to meet Stella Hill-Stach for the first time, which is very exciting.

3) Eat as many Habanero Chicken Sandwiches from Saley as possible. Is 2/day unreasonable?

4) Go to Faire multiple times, and make up for the wine I can't drink in cupcakes. (and maybe a glass of wine too...)

5) Check out the awesome new businesses my friends have launched since we left! Can't wait to see Lucid and Calla Bridal in person.

6) See what Alexis thinks about chopping off all my hair, and then getting her to do it (or give me more a moderate haircut if she thinks its a terrible idea).

7) Retrieve our Jamglue development server, that has been sitting at the Baird-Liang household for the past 6 months.

Am I forgetting anything?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Request for Activities

Ok here is my issue.

Every night after I eat dinner, I end up getting really bored and getting into bed within 1-2 hours. This is very bad, especially since being "in a family way" creates some heartburn issues. I would like to find some interesting way to fill up 3-4 hours after dinner before I lie down. Here are my constraints:

1) I'd rather not be at the computer. I'm already maxing out the number of hours I can sit with my computer without ending up with back and shoulder issues.

2) Exercise is tough on a full stomach. And I'm generally getting all the exercise I can handle in the afternoons/evenings (swimming, yoga, etc.).

3) By default, I have been watching TV or movies. This works for 60-90 minutes. Still leaves me with a few hours of default down time. And I don't even like movies that much, so this is just a placeholder.

4) Reading at night makes me really sleepy. So if reading is part of this plan, it should only be for the last 30 minutes or so.

5) Would be cool if this activity included Gautam, but not critical. He can always drink a beer and catch up on Colbert on the DVR without getting restless.

For awhile, we were playing lots of Wii, but my roommates seem to have lost interest, and I don't think its very fun to play alone.

I like the idea of doing some kind of project or doing something creative. I shy away from crafts because I don't want to end up with a bunch of crap at the end, but maybe there are ways around this. Baking is a bad idea because I have the appetite of a cyclops right now, and certainly don't need all those empty calories.

I think the weather will start getting nicer and the days will start getting longer soon. I suppose then I can start taking some kind of constitutional or sitting on the porch swing. Might as well apply for my AARP card while I'm at it.

Ahh - those hours were much easier to while away when I could pour myself a glass of wine and plop down on my belly and gawk at real-estate on my laptop. Or head down to Faire and watch some free Jazz and chat with whoever was around. Those were the days.