Geekin’ out across 6 Degrees
Ok, I just got off the phone with my co-worker’s husband, he wanted to kibbutz (his word, not mine) about last night’s Battlestar Galactica. He specifically called to talk to me — that is like, übergeeking. But last night’s episode was totally worth it. No spoilers, no discussion, if you’ve seen it you understand, if you haven’t seen it yet – you will. If you don’t watch the show, no big deal, but I’ll just say last night’s show had the total package visually and dramatically right up to the cliffhanger.
The weekend was all right, crappy weather kept me in on Saturday and crappy feelings kept me from doing a whole lot aside from sit on the couch and watch television. I finished off the roast chicken but didn’t save the carcass. I’ve watched Martha and Ina both create chicken stock from one, but I just don’t have the storage abilities to keep liquids around or the freezer capacity for big tubs of stock. There weren’t many people online to chat with so it was a fairly slow day but at least PBS brought back my Britcoms. The pilot episode of The Vicar of Dibley was on and I got a little teary-eyed thinking about the series finale, then I fell asleep on the couch and woke up somewhere in the middle of a Pertwee Dr. Who episode.
Thanks to Restorer2000, I was able to retrieve 100% of the data from my old hard drive, but the process did take quite some time. “500 gigs takes a long time to put back together!” – and I’m not sure it got completely everything, but it got my music back and that was the most important thing, my scanned comics are intact as well, and other stuff I’ll sort out when I have time. I still don’t know what’s up with the PCI-Express card I bought, or the slot on the MB, but I have a PCI video card I can try to see if it’s just my system or not, plus the DVD drive is acting up. Once I’ve reached equilibrium with my data, I might call up Best Buy and take it in to let them fix it!
Sunday I got back on the road! Ev and S invited me over for an early dinner and I rented a zipcar to go over to their place. They live on the Hill and I’m in Mt. Pleasant so it’s not actually that far a distance, but it can take a while to get a cab and get over there, and metro/bus/walk is kinda clunky on the return trip (as usual) and it had been a while since I was behind the wheel of a car – over a year! Still it was just like riding a bike, kinda. I know I pissed off some drivers on the road, and I’m sure when others see that “zipcar” emblazoned on the back of a vehicle they sigh loudly and start griping as if it says “student driver” but I think I handled myself well, and thankfully I didn’t have to parallel park ‘cos that would have been both horrid and hilarious! I do think that I might start renting a car for the weekend a few times this Spring. It would just be handy to have on hand, and I don’t like having to depend on anyone else for basic stuff, and y’know if I got a wild hair and decided I wanted to buy a weight set – having a set of wheels would definitely help.
I feel better and thankfully most people aren’t treating me like I’m in therapy (“how are you doing?” “did you get active today?” “you really should do …”) because that’s liable to get their heads bitten off. I’m not really the couple-hood-hibernation type, but I do realize that there are local friends I haven’t seen in a while and hopefully we can fix that since the weather is getting nicer and drinks and snacks can be had outside as well as in. Ooooh, anyone up for a cocktails and Alberto’s night?