March 4th, 2007

SSuiseiseki

Jobs well done

Moderately busy day today, even if I didn't get any domestic stuff done - went out with jamestrainor to the Eastern Buffet and Best Buy, talked a lot about EVE and my frustrations from my first night in GoonFleet, and had a pretty enjoyable afternoon, after which he went home to shovel snow and I went to WalMart to do the first of several errands. Among those errands was stopping by the library and picking up my reserved copy of Orson Scott Card's Empire, so I can see if it's as bad as jamestrainor thought it was based on his reading of the sample chapters.

Got home and sent out the first wave of notifications via e-mail to various groups we've gotten into the database; going to spend part of tomorrow getting caught up on the dealers, probably after the volunteer party but we'll see what happens. Also tomorrow, bread making, pasta salad making, and definitely some dish washing.

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SSuiseiseki

Convoy here, convoy there...

The volunteer meeting went pretty well, at least from my perspective - lots of folks signed up for Registration despite what I thought was a pretty incoherent and rambling monologue about what we do and when we do it. Then again, I was following Logistics and Operations, who (to be charitable) are not the most entertaining speakers and who also both wanted 18+ people. Me, I'm not so picky about my gophers. *shrug*

Many dishes were washed before the meeting, more afterwards, bread was baked (although I forgot/was distracted from adding the raisins to what was supposed to be Irish Cake) and work was done on the registration database. The pasta salad was finally assembled, and it was Good. The desperation move of using ranch dressing instead of mayonnaise actually worked out rather well, and slicing up the remainder of the Buddig Honey Ham likewise. I have to remind myself to stop buying that stuff; it's a time-consuming pain in the ass to make sandwiches with it, and all the Buddig meat flavors taste like chipped beef...except the chicken and turkey, which taste uniquely vile.

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