But, I am at more loose ends than usual, since Bill is spending the next three weeks on a vacation - a hiking and park-visiting road trip North through Michigan, into Canada, around the north end of Lake Superior and back down through Minnesota and Chicago. While I appreciate people's invitations to be social, generally I hope to take advantage of this time to put in some long hours at work and make progress on various afore-mentioned projects. Besides, Brendan makes for fine company. :) Since most people ask, Bill is going on a vacation without me because I've only accumulated a few days of vacation and he had a few weeks of vacation that he was going to lose if he didn't cash them in by the end of this month - company policy just changed and it was use them or lose them.
Still, I have enjoyed seeing friends in the past week, I plan to go to Monkey Rampant on Thursday and would welcome company, and I also plan to stop in at the Stilyagi picnic this Saturday.
Let's see... other news includes the fact that I sprained my ankle last Wednesday. It seems I'm not as good at walking and reading as I used to be, and loose sandals didn't help. It's a relatively minor sprain, I'm pretty sure, and I expect it to be better in a couple days. Yesterday I was well enough to go to the Cube for Tai Chi, and I plan to continue going (Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 AM) throughout the summer. It's free and I encourage people to come try it if you're at all curious. The Cube is in regents plaza, just North of the U of M Student Union.