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Last night, we went to our friend Claud's birthday get together, and got to talk to plenty of nice people, including the birthday boy himself, who is as charming as always. Allegra, of ex-Gothic.Net copy editrixing, helped save me from being short and young-looking by buying me a tasty thing of beer. Getting out of the house was nice. Although I prefer to think otherwise, staying at home and talking to the cat all day does eventually make me squirelly. We walked both ways too, which was great. I like late night walks, and walking with scanner_darkly is always wonderful.

When we got home, I lasted about halfway through watching TV before getting a really awful migraine. Seth made me take some painkillers, carried me to bed, and helped me lie in the dark until the pain subsided. We listened to motorcycles revving down Mission Street, and SUVs pulling up in front of our gate, pounding indecipherable hip hop music into the asphalt. That spot in front of our house is a little colourful at night.

Today, we got Seth a replacement desktop PC. According to the spec sheet the sales rep came up with, this will be a gorgeous gaming rig. Since we got it at Central Computers, where I got my own game/work box, it's actually going to be installed in the same tall case I have, just with literally twice the power everywhere. I'm rather excited by it, and well and truly happy for him.

We also stopped by Borders, as Seth had a gift card he never used. While he wandered around looking at books, I planted myself in the History section and sat against a shelf with The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, which I'd noticed the last time I was in the store, but hadn't had the time to peruse. About an hour later, after hanging out in History with me, the spouse grabbed the book from my hands and got that along with a cool set of pearlescent granite World of Darkness dice. I feel happy and loved!

We had dinner at the food court under the San Francisco shopping centre. Seth had a chilli which sadly upsetted him, and I had a stir fried eggplant and tofu dish I got at the Thai stall. The Thai stall was pretty awesome, and very fast-moving. As I stood squinting into its glass case, they kept refurbishing their dishes with fresh stuff off the wok. I was sold when I saw their fresh pumpkin and chicken curry getting wheeled out. Since I don't have eggplant very often these days, it was initially comforting to have very nicely stir fried bites of the juicy, creamy fruit of the nightshade family. Being eggplant, however, about 10 bites later, the great oil absorbing qualities of eggplant hit, and as good as it was, it got too rich for me.

And now, I will curl up on the sofa with the spouse, the fluffy cat and my new book, and if my wifely duties are so required, help out with Eternal Poison.

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chollythepinker
Sep. 15th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
The more I hear about Seth from you, the the more I like him, he's deffo good for you. Of course being a long time fan of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, I'm predisposed to like him anyway.
vampyrichamster
Sep. 17th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! The more I hear about him, the more I think he's definitely good for me too. :)
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