March 12th, 2008


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Last night, knowing I had to come into work early today, I prepared a little more diligently for bed.  Tuesdays after gaming are generally a tough wind-down, so I held off caffeine after dinner, and took a Unisom as soon as I got in the car to head home (it usually takes an hour or so to hit me, so I figured I'd be good to drive and I was).

In general, it worked.  I slept last night without any screwy dreams about Renaissance Fair-themed flea markets in the parking lots of abandoned strip centers waking me up.  Tired this morning, but that's as much the cumulative effect from Monday night as anything.

However, Jane woke up sick.  Stomach and head giving her fits.  I'm worried she's got the flu, but she isn't running a fever at the moment.  So, I had to not only get myself up and dressed and ready to go, but wrangle C-Monster, drop him off at school first, and then begin the commute from Hell to try and make it to our main building by 8 AM.

Stepping out the door, I learned that Houstopolis and outlying areas was socked in with extremely dense fog.  As in about 100 yards visibility when I started out.   The drive from C's school to the highway into Houston took twenty minutes (it usually takes between five and ten).  The drive to work from the highway took another hour.

And then, of course, the repair technician I was supposed to meet didn't show on time.  Par for the course, really.

We're supposed to try to have dinner with mrsmetallian tonight, but that's going to depend on how Jane's feeling now.

Have I Ever Mentioned I Like Movies?

I had enough fun with the fifteen movies fifteen quotes thing that I decided to do it again.  This time, with a theme!
  1. "If you were a gentleman, I would speak to you. I was speaking *at* you, sir." -- The Three Musketeers (gmskarka)
  2. "I always had my doubts about the Anjou '22." -- The Four Musketeers (gmskarka)
  3. "They say that Elizabeth surrounds herself with beauty in the hope that it may be contagious." -- The Sea Hawk (gmskarka)
  4. "I was not angry since I came to France, until this instant!"  -- Henry V (kinesys)
  5. "You have kept me at your beck and call for fifteen years. I shall never again do what you demand of me. By every rule of single combat, from this moment your life belongs to me. Is that not correct? Then I shall simply declare you dead. In all of your dealings with me, you'll do me the courtesy to conduct yourself as a dead man. I have submitted to your notions of honor long enough. You will now submit to mine." -- The Duellists (gmskarka)
  6. "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you." "You seem a decent fellow.  I hate to die." -- The Princess Bride (rickj)
  7. "The days of our kind are numberèd. The one God comes to drive out the many gods. The spirits of wood and stream grow silent. It's the way of things. Yes... it's a time for men, and their ways."  -- Excalibur (doc_ezra)
  8. "Thus with a kiss I die." -- Romeo & Juliet (b3zsgirl)
  9. "From under his right hand, I took that sword. I've lived twenty years with that cold wife."
  10. "Delayed? How so?" "Well, when I heard Normans were approaching I ran to lock up my wife. But, she'd also heard they were approaching, and locked me up instead."
  11. "Why, you speak treason!" "Fluently" -- The Adventures of Robin Hood (rickj)
  12. "We're sinking! What should we do?" "Do? We'll board a ship that's not sinking!" -- Captain Blood (alicetheowl)
  13. "With your head on my shoulders we could wreck civilization!"
  14. "What is it you Frenchies say? Tou-che? You see I'm a poet, and you didn't know it, what?" -- The Scarlet Pimpernel (anaka)
  15. "Sir, have you read Don Quixote?" "I've practically lived it."  -- Cyrano de Bergerac (doc_ezra)
Go to town!