Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
Here’s pretty much what I’m like:
Happy turkey day, everyone!
Stress kills. Really. Here’s a fascinating article in Wired about it: Under Pressure: The Search for a Stress Vaccine. I thought it really interesting that the worst stress wasn’t even what many people consider to be stressful, but was instead from a lack of control over their situations.
It’s biology, men; women do make us stupid: Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women.
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa! Have a nice day! Whatever floats your boat, enjoy this time of year with your friends and family.
Yesterday, another storm front moved in, and it snowed all day, dumping inches of snow on the ground. More snow is falling even now. Today’s new snow is falling on top of a crust of ice from freezing rain late last night, which made for an interesting hard shell to stomp through when tromping about in the snow this afternoon.
Undetered by the falling snow yesterday, Kevin was out driving around with Gen, and since he ended up in my area, he invited me out for lunch and a movie. It was nice to be out in the snow, and Kevin’s Jeep did pretty well driving in it. As the afternoon progressed, fewer people were on the roads, but I was still surprised at how many folks were out shopping, seeing movies, and other non-vital things.
How much snow was falling, and how it just kept coming was strangely exciting to me. Probably a throwback to my youth, when it would mean no school, and sledding down the hill. I did wish that I was a cross-country skiier, so I could be out doing something fun in the fine white powder.
I’ve put some pics of the current snowfall into my Flickr stream.
We had a couple inches of snow today, as well as it being very cold (27°F outside right now. and dropping steadily). We don’t often have snow and sub-freezing temperatures. It’s supposed to get even colder over the next few days, with daytime highs in the 20’s and overnight lows in the low teens. Cold! I posted a couple pics of the snow, taken from my front door, to my Flickr stream.
It’s a light week for blogging, I guess, at least since the new blog. Not a lot new to talk about. I am trying another variation on the blog theme I’ve been using for a while, though.
I’ve been spending most of my programming time split between VB.NET (with the lion’s share) and REALbasic, which I’m also trying to get up to speed on after having owned it for several years now. REALbasic seems to feel more like what I’m used to, although I think I’m going to have to use VB.NET for a number of work projects, regardless. If I can come to terms with some of the feature differences between VB6 and REALbasic, though, I may use REALbasic for a future GCA version. Nothing definite, yet, although I’m pretty happy with a lot of what I’m seeing right now.
I saw The Dark Knight on Monday. It was very good. Nothing profound to say about it. In recent weeks I’ve also seen Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Hancock, and Wanted. Enjoyed all of them. I may be easily pleased; not sure.