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Every once in a while, take the scenic route. Something I plan to put in practice tomorrow for the drive home!

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Like I said, no time in the salt mine either today or tomorrow, so it is all sunshine and roses from here on thru the weekend. Another struggle yesterday, although it was mostly due to the crappy code (not mine!) I was forced to read. Bizarre practices sprinkled throughout, although with head scratching naming conventions. Oh well, better than being in a meeting.

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We played *Rainbow Six* last night for 4 Guys Co-op. I didn't have time to play until after midnight if a *Halo 3:ODST* level dragged on. We had a good time, although 3 player was tough and then once B joined, it was easy. Of course, he's a pretty damned good player and I don't think they ramp up the difficulty much against the bots. We still should try to jump on a public server again. We always get our clocks cleaned, so it is a humbling experience.

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## Morning Mastodonians!

Heading out soon the Lake George New York to meet up with most of the rest of the US dev team. Should be a good time. Hard to imagine scheduling better weather for a mid-October trip to upstate New York - sunny and 75!. Actually looking forward to the 4 hour drive. I have *Breakfast of Champions*, read by Stanley Tucci, all queued up. Perhaps I will try to finish *The Silent Patient* first, although so far it isn't that interesting.

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Already meeting in the muck of the salt mine all morning, which is depressing. Schedule looks clean for the rest of the day, so perhaps I can try to focus on some coding (although scheduling also needs to be done). Getting away to meet the rest of the team Thur / Fri at Lake George, so I only have to be here for 2 days. I can do this!

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Didn't watch anything really besides sports. Didn't really read much either. "NW" by Zadie Smith is a good but challenging read and I need to focus on it. Finally got a 4 character solo game of *Pathfinder Rise of the Runelords* set up, which spurred me on to order the rest of the adventure packs, for some reason. I have the first 2 (of 6) and it seems wildly unlikely I will ever get thru those. Didn't really play it much tho. Hope I can have a game day soon.

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The big news is our kitchen is *almost* done. It's been a long 6+ months, and there are still a couple loose ends to tie up, including the final cost, but the end is virtually here. Heck, even the dumpster finally got hauled away (cleaning up after it was one of my weekend chores). I should post a picture of its current state. I stopped taking pictures during the construction. I was too depressed. But it is working out great so far.

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## Morning Mastodonians!

A reasonably nice 3 day weekend just finished up and I am not ready for the week. To be honest, I kept too busy and didn't have enough down / me time. We did get delicious bagels from the local bagel shop. Always makes for a great Sunday when that happens. I did get a bunch of household chores done. Great weekend for Boston sports too - Patriots eeked out a win against the sad sack Texans & the Red Sox beat Tampa in the ALDS, with some mightily fun games.

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Life in the abyss that is the salt mine has been a real grind this week. Not sure why in particular. I haven't been sleeping well, which has a real deleterious effect on my work day. And far too many meetings, not enough quiet time with just me and my code. Gotta carve out some quality time in the hole today.

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Not much planned for the long weekend. The girls are both coming home and we are planning a big dinner out on Sunday evening with another family. That should be fun. The dumpster was finally taken away yesterday, so I will need to clean the garage. And probably other winterizing projects, like sealing the garage windows and putting away the deck furniture. I live a far too exciting life.

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We had a short session of D:OS2 on Tuesday, before the very excellent 1 game playoff against the hated Yankees. Nice battle. Then we had an epic evening on Wednesday with Halo 3:ODST. Most of the level was pretty easy but then we had to defend a plaza and it took us many tries to finish it. But I still think the "have to restart the checkpoint if anyone dies" option is brilliant. More games should do that (I'm looking at you, *Borderlands*).

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## Morning Mastodonians!

Tough morning on the ice. The guy opening the rink was late, which kind of threw off all my normal routines. Yeah, that was why I gave up 10 goals. Most certainly. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. Now I have to bring the car to the shop for new brakes. And whatever else they find on a 11 year old minivan with nearly 150,000 miles on it. Always a scary thought.

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You would think the abyss that is the salt mine, paired with working from home, would give me some quiet time to work. You would, sadly, be wrong. I spent so much time in meetings yesterday, my throat got sore, my eyes blurry and my head achy. Gotta find a method to stay away from people...

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Day 3 of the Phineas rehab tour. He is doing fairly well. We will have to add some blinds to the big window that overlooks the neighbors backyard or he will explode if he keeps seeing his buddy TJ out there playing. That will certainly be the worst part, keeping him and TJ apart. They are the best of buddies and can play for hours. But we can't have globs of dead heartworms (ewww) pushed out into tiny veins, now can we? Eyeing a Dec 17th return to the playing fields.

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Oddly enough, my hockey game yesterday morning was an interesting portent for the game. It too was an easy game in hindsight, although the final score of 4-1 made it seem tighter than it was. We maintained the pressure with both lines and I barely worked up a sweat. I should have done my suicides afterwards, but G needed the car to drive into work, so I used that as an excuse to get out early.

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## Morning Mastodonians!

It was a pretty sweet win in the one game Wild Card "playoff" last night against the hated Yankees. The perfect game, to be honest. Xander hit a 2 run shot in the bottom of the first, which gave us a little breathing room. There was just enough tension to make it interesting for the rest of the game, but the final score of 6-2 meant it was an easy ride, really. Now on to the real playoffs!

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