August 6th, 2003

Sea dragon

10,000 blows averted

Well, the evening with the P.U. (parental unit) went surprisingly well. The pizza was well received by all, and Worthy Opponent and I genuinely admired the newly-refinished furniture brought up from the farmhouse. My father's initial words to me were NOT, "Boy, you've gotten fat" (as he's said before upon greeting me at age 16 or so, and I quote, "My little whale!"), but rather, "Doesn't my daughter look lovely" or something like that, to my surprise. We enjoyed Chris and his stories about their drive across country (it was the biker rally in Sturgis, causing them all sorts of headaches). We enjoyed playing Princes of Florence, and dad was a mostly good sport although he was a little snappish because he felt stupid since he didn't know the rules. There were no blow-ups at all while we were there, just some mild grumbly snarking about wimmen folk making life rough for their men. At the end of the night, to my pleasure, Maurie and I tied for points (even with the counting of the money tiebreaker). Afterwards, my husband said he found P.U.'s comments about my "lovely complexion" creepy and inappropriate, but given the spectrum I found them just fine (I said it's always appropriate to compliment a woman on her hair and her skin). I even invited him to come to Fremont for lunch with us today. We'll see how that goes and if I regret it later.

Tonight is the memorial boat floating in remembrance of Hiroshima at Greenlake tonight. My brother will be bringing the P.U. along, and Stef Brewer is supposed to be meeting us, too. We'll be running late because our first kayaking class is tonight, 6:30-8:30.

So ... do you think I'm competetive? (Dad said I'm highly competetive but I don't think I am.) What does it mean to be competetive?

Lunch with dad went fine

Right before lunch we got what is supposed to be the majority of code for the project (still no DB) and the test cases. There are over 3000 of them. I'm guessing I won't be updating the blog all that much for a while, if you know what I mean.
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Sea dragon

I lied for today

My QA brain is thinking super hard about how to organize this project, and Boss Guy has been hitting me up for recommendation after recommendation, but fact o' the matter is the client didn't send us the log in so not a whole lot of testing can get done now. What a laugh! But we've got tons and tons of work to do when we can start.

Over lunch, my father said he hoped that I didn't think he was showing favor to my brother because he was giving him the family furniture, and I told him that in all truth I know he favors him, but I had zero hard feelings about the furniture as it would not fit in, in size nor style, my little house. And certainly I could be resentful about all of the money the various family members spent to get the furniture up to snuff (at some level I'm aware it must have run in the thousands), but it would be silly to care about it since mostly my thought is, "Ooh, it looks nice in my brother's house, and I feel so happy to be playing cards on grandma's old dining room table again!" I kind of see the refinishing as the sauce that was thrown in to make my brother going to the hassle of getting the damn stuff worth the time, you know? Plus it's a sort of housewarming/wedding present from the whole family. And it makes me happy it's getting used again!

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