I’ve noticed that people are somewhat polite around here, if you hold a door open for them, they’ll says “thanks.” The weird thing is that it’s become so common that the “thanks” is getting abbreviated and quiet and all you hear is “ks” so it sounds like a hiss of appreciation or something.

In other news, I’m going down to the O.C. for the weekend, driving down tomorrow and back on Tuesday. Hooray road trip!.

So for the last week at lunch, the TV in the cafeteria has been showing the cricket world cup. Cricket, the game which Americans are genetically incapable of understanding. I know it has something to do with wickets and bowling and possibly the golden snitch. I just had to stare at it for a few minutes today to see if I could figure out what was happening. I’m even more confused than I was before.

Random thought.

I’ve been thinking about getting a new car longer than a lot of people buy a new car and then buy a another new one.

Okay so yeah… almost a month, huh? Oops. Let’s see if I can remember all of the things that have happened since then.

I just bought my plane tickets and membership for Dragon*con, after skipping last year. My return flight is on a 767, which will mark the first time in a very long time I’ll be flying in an airplane with two aisles.

I hit level 70 on Werehamster, just in time to get nerfed to all heck and back. I had respecced feral for leveling with the intention of going back to restoration when I was done questing, but it seems like the guild has needed me more as a tank than as a healer. (We only have one level 70 Warrior, but at least 2 Priests and 3 Druids if I remember correctly.) I’m still playing a bit more than usual, but I’m guessing the second honeymoon will wear off once I finish all the easy solo quests, possibly once I farm up an epic flying mount.

FFXI has taken a back seat for the moment, although I’m still logging in for HNMLS and Assault/Mission stuff. The recent update actually shows that Square Enix cares about gilselling, and the recent missions have been very entertaining.

Work is chugging along. I got my contract extended the final 3 months, but after that it’ll be one year and I’ll have to find a permanent position or move on. There’s the possibility of a budget investment into the group, so I could end up staying, but in a month or two I’m going to have to start looking around again possibly.

When I got back from Indiana, there was snow on the hills here in California. This isn’t unusual, it happens maybe once every season. But what was unusual is that it stayed there for a week. Of course, here we are three weeks later and it was hot enough that I had to start opening up windows in the house. (Not hot enough to warrant A/C yet, though.)

I hate it when I’m away from the computer and I have a thought and think “I should make an LJ post about this” but then forget about it.