I barely budged from the computer all weekend, except for some forays into other things that needed doing around the house.
Friday night, after dashing off a quick SWAPA'zine after work, I had a nice dinner in the East Bay with Beth and Catie. We went to Tammada Thai Cuisine on DeCoto; it's about a one-block walk from the Union City BART station, which makes it very convenient as a meeting point between EastBaysians and SouthBayers. (The restaurant may be slightly hard to find if you don't know where it is: it's nestled in right next to a huge garish Home Town Buffet.) And the food's pretty good, as I'd found last time I went there. Their "medium"-spicy tom ka gai was quite spicy on Friday, but the other "medium"-spicy dish we ordered seemed pretty mild to me; still, it was all fairly tasty. B&C let me take the leftovers home; I wasn't thinking about the fact that I already had about three or four meals' worth of leftovers in my fridge. But at least it meant I didn't need to think about what to eat for the rest of the weekend.
Saturday morning I received the news that Pam had successfully given birth in the middle of the night. Yay! Everyone concerned was happy and healthy when last I heard. Later in the day, heard from Kam, who has successfully arrived in Mexico, where she'll be practicing her Spanish and hanging out with firefighters for a while.
Saturday I really did sit in front of the computer pretty much all day. Among other things, I finally converted Mary Anne's 1998 and 1999 diary entries to the database format (and noticed that 1999 was a remarkably eventful and turbulent year for her); the only remaining entries in the old static-HTML format are the 1996 and 1997 (and December 1995) ones. I'll convert the rest some day; been meaning to do this for a couple years now.
This morning I finally finished converting my new website to use a database instead of a static table; more on that in next entry.
This evening, after some editing and a brief foray into journals (I had forgotten to call various Seattleites to find out how they were doing after the huge storm of the past few days had knocked out power in much of the state), I had a sudden burst of productivity. Did dishes and laundry for the first time in about three weeks. (Various guests had done my dishes more recently than that, but somehow just about every plate, bowl, cup, and piece of silverware in the house had managed to get dirty.) Made significant progress on my performance self-review for work, only a week late. Made some further progress on dealing with my father's books; I think if I clear out the non-books from the bookshelves in my room, I may be able to fit all the remaining books on the shelves.
Also got started on my year-end donations. More on that soon.
Oh, and I cleaned up some of the diatomaceous earth that we'd spread around various parts of the kitchen for ant control. I've been feeding the ants Terro for a little over two weeks now, and they're still loving it; on the plus side, it does seem to keep them occupied enough that they don't wander around the rest of the kitchen. Still, I should probably block up their entrance or something.
I think that's about all. One more quick entry (or maybe two) and then I'd better go finish the editing I've been putting off all weekend.
Oh, yeah: happy now-slightly-belated birthday, Jacob! And, tomorrow (now today), happy birthday, Bhadrika!