December 23rd, 2010

Flying Ace

"Twas the Night Before the Night Before" or "23rd"

I'm too tired for a big long note but I figure a few sentences are better than the most vivid memory. (Hat tip to Mad Men for the sentiment.)

Had breakfast this morning with Debie and her kids at the Chino cafe. It looks like a little cafe from the 50s that got updated in the 80s but then subsequently forgot. Upon asking, I was told it was actually built in 1992, so there's that.
Great little diner. The plates were platters so Lisa and I split breakfast.

We got everything packed up, did a last walk through, and then headed to Lisa's parents. We are doing what we always seem to do at Lisa's parents house. We sit and eat and the TV is on and I set up my laptop and Cintiq and draw.

I didn't immediately set up my Cintiq because my pen had not arrived here yet. (We were halfway to So Cal when I realized that while I had packed the tablet...I had forgotten the stylus. They do not sell those anywhere... I had hopes the Apple stores might carry them...but they don't.
I figured I wouldn't be drawing much on it while we were out for the holidays...but my first day at Debie's I got an email out of the blue from a potential new client.
When I realized it was actually going to pan out I got on the phone and called our friends who house sit for us while we are gone.
I described my pen to her and told her to get it to the post office and next day send it.

I was very gratified when around 6:00 tonight, the doorbell rang and I heard someone in very rough English asking for me. I went over, happily signed my name and then set things up. Hooray! It was $20 bucks to next day it from SF to Redlands but it's money well spent.
It would have been better had I actually remembered it in the first place but I'm glad I've got it in my sweaty little paws again.

I feel like all I've done since we've left San Francisco is sit and eat. I need to go for a seriously long, long, long walk tomorrow.

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Things I think;

I can't see a reason for a lame duck session after elections. Technology and travel have changed enough the day after an election the locks should be changed and those voted out of office get the frak OUT of Washington.
No more of these sessions where crap sandwiches minus the bread gets stuffed down the American people's throats.