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renniekins
renniekins
Still here
I didn't get raptured. It occurred to me this morning that my loyal blog fans might be worrying that my lack of recent posts is a sign that I'm in a Better Place.

It's not. Don't worry, I'm still in This Place.

However this place is pretty nice. It's just that my mundane, pleasant but busy, life has been taking up a good deal of my time. I should write more. I keep intending to, but then end up doing other lifey things instead.

I am sunburnt. We have a lovely weekend, the nicest weather we've had in a long time. Last weekend we had professionals install us a really nice patio. (I highly recommend the company, Apex, if you are around my area and needing a patio or other such.) This weekend, I tried it out. I sat on it in my aderondek chair, soaking up the sun, talking to some friends on the phone. Then I read for awhile, in the shade, because I wisely figured I'd gotten enough sun.


(You can see Sake in the back of this photo.)

My fatal error came after I'd read in the shade for awhile. I saw that we had some leftover bricks, and I thought they would make a nice walkway from our driveway around to the patio. "That won't be hard, I'll do it!" So I sprang out of the shade and started hauling bricks around. I gave my self a nice upper-body workout, and the path looks great -- however I think this extra time in the sun pushed me over into sunburn territory.

This is the danger of doing actual work or fun activities in the sun. If I go to the beach, or decide to lay in the sun, I'm smart enough to put on sunscreen. However if I'm just doing a chore, or going for a ride, that doesn't always make the sunburn connection in my flawed brain. Oh well.... my skin was still radiating heat today, but now that evening has arrived it's started calming down.

Speaking of the rapture (which I was, just a few paragraphs up, I'll wait here while you refresh your memory), we went to an End Of The World party after I got my sunburn. We were supposed to arrive as your favorite sign of the Apocalypse. After much debate, we settled on the following costumes:


It came out a little hard to read. They are Lions shirts, and the add-on text reads: "Super Bowl Champions". The costumes generated a few laughs, and the party was good fun.

In other news, I attended the Michigan Agile Enthusiasts meeting today after work, and I may have allowed myself to be convinced into speaking on a panel at the next one. The discussion will be on estimating - my arch nemesis. Always hard, but always important... how can we make it provide value?
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From: tlatoani Date: May 24th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Can you send me info on Apex?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 25th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
APEX BRICK PAVING, INC.
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS
OFFICE 734.981.4223



theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: May 26th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
"The only way to win is not to play."
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