Wednesday, March 04, 2009

This that and the other

Oh all right I'll post today. I was trying out this taking Wed and Sat off from the blog but since I feel as though I cheated yesterday, I figured I'd go ahead and throw something at the screen this morning. It's sunrise season again and the first rays traverse the entire apartment in the morning. At the winter solstice, the sun comes up so far to the right, the building behind us blocks the horizon. Then it slowly marches left until, at the summer solstice, it rises behind another building blocking the horizon on the left. Right now it's coming up right behind Mont St Hilaire which looks like a muffin on the horizon in the distance. Is this putting you back to sleep?

I was able to get reservations at the new Cabane à Sucre (sugar shack) that Martin Picard is opening. He's the genius behind the cuisine at my favorite restaurant and I can't wait to see what he does with the concept. They were already full for the season and they haven't even opened yet but I was able to jump on a cancellation in April. Yay! I'm going to spend a month looking forward to that meal.

I was reading over at Rox's place yesterday about her conflicting feelings about Facebook. It's true that it's weird that your family, friends, workmates and virtual friends all meet together in one place and can see the communications between one another. Sometimes someone will post on my wall and I'll think, "Is this appropriate for the whole world to see?" And then I remember that I have nothing to hide. Clearly you know this, if you're a reader of this blog. Still, I'm amazed that people use the "wall" far more often than the "send a message" function which keeps the communication private between you and the receiver. Anyway, it's a fun place to play word games (if you start a lexulous, wordscraper or scramble game with me, I'll be happy to play, and beat you) but the more I'm on there, the more I think it's a royal time sucker. And, I suspect that it will overtake blogging as a way of keeping in touch. Progress and all that don't you know. Happy hump day peeps.

14 comments:

christopherc said...

I've very little patience with face book, myspace and such sites. The latest to hit my ire has been this twitter thing. Luckily, Scott handles our online campaigns and keeps those up for the inn and the shop! I don't have to deal with them!!

-C

Mel said...

So your windows face northeast-ish?

Someday, I swear, I shall beat you at Wordscraper. Just not in our current game.

Anonymous said...

Sunrise...Sunset, Sunrise...Sunset. Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day, Torn's got a wonderful feeling, everythings going his way. Thanks for blogging today. ed

"Just David!" said...

I'm loving facebook. I think it's a hoot.

Java said...

My kitten doesn't have a Facebook page, so why should I bother? She's happy just sitting in my lap as I blog.

I'm actually quite interested in the sunrise season thing. I like having some of those first rays coming in my windows, even if I sleep through that part.

A Lewis said...

I have the "muffin on the horizon" look myself. And that reminds me....gotta get to the gym...pronto!

GayProf said...

I just can't board the Facebook train.

franck said...

Who told you I'll be humping later tonight?

Doug said...

I'm discovering with new insight how badly I suck at scramble.

pretty dead thing said...

I mostly write on the walls because if you didn't, well, then why the hell aren't we just using email??? It's the same thing. Anyway, I'm over the facebooorks. Having to ask people to be your friend and having to accept friend requests is just pretty stupid. At least on the blog, ANYONE can stop by, read, stay if they want or leave. Facebooork is too selective.

Laverne said...

My dream in life at the moment is to beat you at Scramble. Or, at the very least, not suck so bad at losing to you.

And yeah, I've got my own issues with facebook.

madamerouge said...

Facebook is all fun & games until your mother joins.

Roxrocks said...

I'm down to Word Twist, Scrabble and Tetris on Facebook. They are the only games I want to play. *sigh* Plus, I got tired of getting my ass slapped by this former american turned canadian...

:)

A Bear in the Woods said...

I guess that makes facebook ideal for coming out, then. Several people who had'nt known I was gay found out from Facebook. But I also got an invite from a rather stodgy Buddhist meditation group, even after they looked at my profile page.