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Good weekend.



While I ended up not joining the drunken mob at Spring Crawl on Saturday, I did go to downtown on Sunday, and watched silentmonster kick ass performing short-form improv at the Gorilla Tango.

I also began the weekend by going to a grad student grumble Friday night, marking the first time in my almost 2 years as a grad student where I've had beer and pizza for dinner. It was fun, especially after C left, leaving the rest of us to actually have a conversation without her interjecting. I met an interesting guy -> European, bicycles 100 mile runs at a time for fun, dresses casual designer, and has a passion for representation schemes in programming languages. By the 3rd beer or so, he was attributing his success in CS to his Spanish balls, complete with visual cues. By the 5th, he'd offered me his clothes. Like I said, interesting guy. I said no. I'm giving him 50% odds of not remembering a single thing if I see him in colloquium tomorrow.

For all my complaining, downtown Albuquerque is actually kinda cute. I think I'd like to spend more time there, preferably minus the 20 minute drive home.

I packed up books, DVDs, and a handful of clothes for the summer. I think all I really have left to pack are a few kitchen utensils and spices that pabw doesn't have (like, say, a full set of plates :-P). Sadly, I just don't think I can get the LoveSac back into the tube, so it'll have to stay here, and I'll have to go buy myself a grown up couch. If all goes well, however, I should still have room in the car for my super-lazy-spoiled-girl espresso machine.

Finally, ghetto poll:

I expanded this cut because of:

1. The "drunken mob" tag.
2. Other



8 days and 13 hours from now, Albuquerque will be in the dust behind me.
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From:avani
Date:May 2nd, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
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Yes it is! And, I still owe you dinner!
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From:porfinn
Date:May 2nd, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
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Yea! Have a great summer google-ing. You MUST take the espresso machine! It is a moral imperative.

On a completely different note: are lovesacs wonderful? I've seen them, and they look spiffy, but I wasn't sure if it would hold out under daily wear and tear. I need a comfy chair to read in. The one I took from Grandma Sue's estate sale looked great but turned out to be uncomfortable; very dissapointing.
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From:avani
Date:May 2nd, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
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On a completely different note: are lovesacs wonderful?

Mostly, I bought it because I needed a cheap couch and was tired of second hand furniture. That said, I like mine very much. I've had the 6' model for about a year and a half, and its approximately good as new. I bought a suede cover, which seems to be proof against very sharp cat claws (its also washable, but I haven't needed to try that yet). I get P to turn it over for me every 6 months or so, which has kept it fluffy, but its couch stuffing, so you could theoretically just hit it and achieve the same effect.
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From:ejwu
Date:May 2nd, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
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Foof chairs are cheaper, and supposedly just as good. Adam and I got SiestaSaks, which are cheaper still and haven't been broken in yet, but appear to have lumpy foam. We're not sure if it's repairable or not.
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From:avani
Date:May 2nd, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
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Is there a local place that sells them? We need stuff for the new place.
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From:ejwu
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
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Mail order only - that's why they're cheaper.
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From:mackenzie
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
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That reminds me!

Chris and I have a buncha cups from our bar - 9 normal, 10 juice, 10 giant, 8 pilser, and 8 ale.

My mom is also giving me some dishes, which I actually think are the fine china.
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From:jmpava
Date:May 2nd, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
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hmm... does this mean you won't be around the weekend of the 15th after all?
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From:amoken
Date:May 3rd, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
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I expanded the cut because I always read your posts. Eventually. :)
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From:avani
Date:May 5th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
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:-)
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