The packing is out of one side of my nose. It did feel a bit like having my brains pulled out my nose, but it was over pretty fast. The bandages and outer brace are still on my nose, and I still have my nose in a sling to keep the blood from seeping all over. Sorry if that’s more detail than you wanted. Bottom line is that my nose is still kinda full of… ahem… humors. Should clear up pretty quick.
I mean, it seems like all I can complain about is a months-dead relationship. I must be doing pretty well. Of course, I’m looking forward to being able to breathe through my nose again. The spitting blood hasn’t been very fun either.
So take from my general grumpiness that I must be doing pretty well after my surgery.
Tom, a friend I am sadly estranged from, has described a deep spiritual connection to this place. I’ve never been here before, but I’m not sure that I can say I’ve been here now. It’s nighttime and Matt is driving. Road tripping is great fun, but I can’t say I’ve seen much of the lake or the mountain.
California can be a pretty wacky place sometimes. It’s a pretty heavily polarized state politically, garnering it a reputation (depending on who you ask) of extreme conservatism and of radical liberalism. It’s part of what makes it interesting to live here, and exciting to be a part of the voting constituency.
According to reports by a member of the epitasis-list, the Xando coffee bar has closed.
Now most of us here on the West Coast probably think that the problems of two little coffedrinkers in this crazy world don’t amount to a hill of beans, but…
Well, It’s a special place. I’ll explain:
Last night I ran a POV-Ray benchmark available at Haveland-Robinson Associates’ site thinking I was all hot stuff after getting this 300mHz K-6 machine. My time was 2 minutes 58 seconds. I went to look at the comparison to other peoples’ results and was immediately humbled by the best time reported: 3 seconds.
Yes, yes, yes… Smoking is a terrible, disgusting, stinky habit. I know. As a former pack-a-day Camel smoker, I’m the last one you need to tell. Yet somehow, I ended up in the following picture:
How did this happen?
For background, please read the article from news.com.
I don’t know why I care much about the fate of Apple, but I’ve been trying to follow this story along, and I am hopeful about Apple’s future. Although I still wouldn’t buy a Mac for myself (we’ll see how their NeXT-generation machines look? I’m keeping an OpenMind on this issue :-) ), I think that Apple has been a great presence in this industry and that it would be a real shame for them to just disappear.
The news can be such a pit of despair.