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Mon
31
Aug '09

Back In The Air, Back To Work

An uneventful morning, and an uneventful flight in seat 1C — that was only 10-15 minutes late getting it which wasn’t too bad. My worry is for my flight on Wednesday for which Jill and I are hoping to dodge a bullet (or more precisely, a hurricane). Cabo San Lucas in in the red hurricane […]

Sun
30
Aug '09

Chillin’ In Berkeley.

Another morning of waking up BH (Bangaladishi Hottie) and getting him out the door and onto BART so he can change living situations. He is going from a room in a house where he doesn’t feel open talking about his sexuality to living in the guest house of a gay couple that’s been together for […]

Sat
29
Aug '09

Round Two With The Bangaladishi Hottie.

Worked a little, booked a little travel, tried to find someone to join Jill and I in Mexico. Succeeded in the first two, have invitations out in the third, though it’s not looking good. Travel stuff: Got my upgrade to First on the return flight Monday morning Swapped out on night in a two bedroom […]

Fri
28
Aug '09

Dog Tired In The North Bay.

A good morning shagging and it was out of bed at 7 to get the Bangladeshi Hottie to work by 8am. Hopefully he’s OK with how quite I am in the mornings as compared to the evenings — I am a little better after a couple of cups of coffee and the morning news. Wish […]

Thu
27
Aug '09

Down In The South Bay.

Because of last night, I got a slow start this morning… though not as slow as Mr. Lunetta who was just getting out of bed as I was leaving the house around 12:30 to grab food and head to lovely Fremont. What takes me to Fremont? Not the Nuumi, the joint GM/Toyota auto plant that […]

Wed
26
Aug '09

Up In The Air Again.

Had totally forgotten MoonSong was coming to clean this morning. At least I was up and showered. Headed to the airport around 10 for my noonish flight. For once there were some cute guys in the Boardroom to provide eye candy to go with my eye opener, bagels and cream cheese. Uneventful flight other than […]

Tue
25
Aug '09

Getting My Groove Back.

After last week and my lack of motivation, it feels good to be back in the groove. Standard Tuesday with the marketing meeting on the Eastside. Dinner with Jeff — and some stunning smoked pork chops from Stewarts Meatsin Yelm. Add some pan fried red potatoes and a little Chinese broccoli and you have a […]

Mon
24
Aug '09

Work Day.

So today was a work day… and I totally forgot about Stuart coming by to check on the alternator — by the way, it’s fine. One more thing off the SOB list. When the mail came — there was the monthly bill from the mortgage company — and offering me “preliminary criteria for special mortgage […]

Sun
23
Aug '09

Project Day.

After a slightly delayed morning drive by shagging it turned into project day. Project number one. Install the Inverter Control Panel and Rotary AC Switch into SOB. Now all the power stuff is on one panel under the refrigerator: The small black rotary switch will shift the 110 power from shore power to inverter to […]

Sat
22
Aug '09

Long And Winding Day.

Lazy morning. Thought about working on the phone booth. Thought about installing switches for the inverter in SOB. Thought about a lot of things. Managed to get the dishwasher unloaded. BBHa showed up at 2pm to pick up some newsletters I’d printed for him for the Big Joy project — yet another “pedestal raising”. Pedestal […]

Fri
21
Aug '09

Feeling Out Of Sorts.

Not sure what is going on but I’m just feeling a little “out of sorts” — and not in the typographical sense  (see Out of Sorts definition with regard to typography). Or maybe it is. It has the side affect of zapping my will to bill. SOB is now a clean SOB with MoonSong putting […]

Thu
20
Aug '09

What Does A Dumped Boy Do?

Book A Trip To Mexico.

I guess I knew it was coming. Putting in lots of energy, getting less back. But know it’s official — he’s got someone he is hot for a LTR (long term relationship) but has promised me a new pink hairdo and pork chops. Better than nothing. So Gilly and I are off to Mexico on […]

Wed
19
Aug '09

Frustrating Wednesday.

Some billable hours, some work on SOB — finished the striping, but then “A Project” — figure out what is the best deal for using a $99 companion coupon on Alaska Airlines to get First Class for two to “somewhere”. Here is the result, sorted by cost per mile… but is that where we want […]

Tue
18
Aug '09

Typical Tuesday.

A typical Tuesday with marketing meeting followed by errands followed by work on the items that came up in the marketing meeting. One project that got finished today was the lapel pin for Events and Adventures: Looks kinda cool — not bad design work on my end. Add a steak with cucumber and tomato salad […]

Mon
17
Aug '09

Stood Up Again.

Man, this week is starting out really bad — stood up two days in a row. Yesterday for a shagging, tonight for overnight guests. Is there no justice? Makes me want to sell SOB — which suddenly is a possibility. Work during the day, more laundry, and a dinner of jerk chicken and marinated cucumbers. […]

Sun
16
Aug '09

Homeward Bound.

And Out To Play.

Up at 9am for coffee and to break camp. Seems I have a nooner scheduled. Here is the link to all of the photos from the weekend:   So, I get home by 11am, have SOB unloaded, the dishwasher and washer loaded by noon…. and by 1:30 my date has cancelled — apparently installing a […]

Sat
15
Aug '09

Less Rainy Tinkham.

Well, the rain is starting to slacken. This morning we are greeted by Jonathan, who I described as my “Craigslist Morman Rent Boy On A Love Mission” — which, of course, is completely false, but it did make all assembled laugh. Just a lazy day in the wood, dodging the rain and the smoke from […]

Fri
14
Aug '09

Rainy Tinkham.

Well, last night the rains started around dinner time… which meant nine people in SOB having chicken Marsala, ensalada caprese, chicken Caesar salad and saffron rice. Life here in the woods is tough. Here is a shot of SOB before the rains started: Gee, I look comfortable don’t I. And speaking of comfort… take a […]

Thu
13
Aug '09

Headed To Tinkham.

An early post today as I’m headed off camping (car-camping that is) to Tinkham State Park with some of the faeries that aren’t going to the gathering at Breitenbush Hot Springs. So here is how my morning went: Drive-by shagging at 8:30 Call from Stuart at 9:30 cancelling for today — he has a blown […]

Wed
12
Aug '09

Not The Date I Was Expecting.

But Not Bad Either.

Trying to get lots of loose ends tied up so I can get out of town tomorrow. It will be close as Stuart has had to delay by a day checking out the alternator — good thing I have AAA Plus RV coverage — they can just drag it back down off the mountain! Tonight […]