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16 September 2004 @ 07:16 am
Got a nice email this morning from my cousin Arya in Iran, which has boosted my spirits. =) The family there is doing well, and for that I am grateful (still haven't met most of them, unfortunately). I invited Arya to Gmail, as he is currently using Yahoo. I figure it's the least I can do, what with Mom leaving next week to visit them all in Tehran ;) I kid, I kid...

Things at the apartment are shaping up, though Ray's stuff is still strewn about the floor. Have to try to gather it all up and take it back Friday night- Mom's having a garage sale Saturday. Anyway, we moved my old bed in so we could have a queen mattress again. We also have three of our four computers reliably networked, but only two are in commission. The other ones would be, but one's SCSI drive died and the other's video card died, so we're awaiting the replacements that are being shipped in. However, Jeff was nice enough to leave his computer with us in the interim for LAN-esque goodness. Nick also wants to repaint the entire place. The walls are a nebulous color; you can't determine exactly what it is under any type of lighting. Our best guess is that it's a very pale puke green with a tinge of blue or gray. We were thinking more along the lines of eggshell.

Still no DSL. =P

Work was insane the last couple of days. We had all kinds of pressure on us to finish testing for a release that had to be done this Friday. The problem was compounded by the fact that the software being tested is a hoary beast, and I don't know how to do 90% of the things I'd need to be able to do to set up scenarios where errors occur. The point is moot for now, I suppose, because the release got canceled. We still need to test all that stuff, but it's on hold until they roll back some unstable code releases or whatever. I'm quite relieved, as I don't tend to perform well under a lot of pressure.

I like being on my own again. It's different than it was at Pitt, of course- my place is bigger than one room, I live there with somebody else, and when I have to buy food or whatever, actual money comes out of my wallet. But it's still really nice. Coming home and being greeted by Nick at the door is one of the best parts of the day.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Cooler Kids - Punk Debutante album
mqstout on September 16th, 2004 06:31 am (UTC)
Is he hot? Hook me up with your foreign cousin? ;)

Make the walls periwinkle! Yes, periwinkle! It might burn your eyes in it's blazing subtlty, but oh will it calm your emotions (especially since you can't see).

And most importantly -- I'd relish someone I love waiting for me at home after a day of work. You've got things going for you well, Minna.
Miusherimiusheri on September 16th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
Both he and Cousin Babak (his older brother) are pretty decent-looking, but as a cousin, I am probably not the best judge (and I have no idea which way either of them swing). I may have a picture of them on my home computer, though. If it fits on a floppy, I'll bring it in tomorrow and share ;)

Nick would probably go for periwinkle. He likes actual colors on the walls; I'm not so much a fan, though. Having to think about whether your picture frames clash with the wall is too much hassle for me ;P (and yes, I would actually be bothered if picture frames clashed with the wall)

No, I certainly have no complaints at present. =) Though a longer day would be nice, so I get more than five to six hours' sleep a night. Maybe we could all switch to Martian sols?
mqstout on September 16th, 2004 08:01 am (UTC)
I was just being facetious about the 'hook me up' afterall.

My mother always had the kitchen an annoying pink/mauve. Every time she painted it, it got more and more saturated (NB for general public: less 'gray', stronger on the 'color'). The current color is about THIS #### EA9696, but very glossy. It doesn't help food digestion very much.
Miusheri: morriganmiusheri on September 16th, 2004 10:56 am (UTC)
Yeesh, I'd say not. It's reminiscent of vomit, for some strange reason...

BTW, how was the bus ride back home Tuesday? Sorry I didn't ask earlier!
mqstout on September 16th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
It was fine. The bus was there promptly on time, and it was a pleasant ride home (I transferred downtown at Wood Street). I did have to sit on the floor in the back next to the wheelchair loader, but that was no problem. Thanks for having me!
Miusherimiusheri on September 16th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
Of course- thanks for coming! See you next Tuesday? ^_^ (BTW, if you ever want me to drive you back home, lemme know! Just give me some time to get directions off Mapquest first ;) )