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Numerous timing failures in evening

Yesterday afternoon was great. The phone screen went pretty well, whether or not I really want to work at the IM group in the Borg. Lunch with Irene was wonderful, even with the wait: the Boat Street Cafe is every bit as delightful as promised - too bad I had to find out right before they closed. Afterwards I got the quote on fixing the car, then went home and successfully squeezed some more money out of the insurance folks (for "massage treatments for my neck" ... not that I might not go do that anyway).

Then in the afternoon, I misjudged the timing for selling the movie tickets, leaving me stuck with one, then discovered upon our arrival in Belltown that the puppet show was at 9, not 8. So not only could I have got to the theater in time to sell my tickets, we could have come back home and had dinner, too - a $20 mistake. We killed time playing pinball at Shorty's (Worthy O appeared to have had his mojo removed by the Twilight Zone machine in Long Beach) until it was time to head over to the Rendezvous.

The show was OK - most of it seemed like filler for the bunraku style bit at the end (the Charles Bukowski piece involving puppet necrophilia - and puppet masturbation. No wonder their clothes fit so strangely!). We'd already seen the cigar box "Que Dolor" piece at Ukelooza 2, and the Pablo Neruda shadowpuppet thing was pretty, but, I don't know ... just not meaty enough. I would have rather gone to see the movie in retrospect, but I couldn't have known in advance. I did however get massive ego stroking from the Head Puppeteer, who said they used my quote in all of their promotional material (hee hee!). He wanted to know if I really liked Frankenocchio - I guess he wanted his ego stroked, too (I told him I thought it was genius - my opinion still holds after six months have passed).

I'm getting bored of listening to myself type. I'm going to get some resumes off today, one to PMSI and one to Expedia. We'll see what happens. Tonight is water aerobics and mahjong: this afternoon I'm planning on cleaning the basement (ick). Ah, la vida sin empleo ...

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