Hmm, I don't seem to be posting all that much...
I've been busy! Work continues to be very busy - I'm in the middle of a spin-off project from the interactome that should be really interesting if the results come out cleanly. I'm also working on The Interactome Part II/III: working on extracellular proteins that have LRRs, FnIIIs, and other interesting domains. I haven't started cloning yet (waiting for our collaborators to do primer design and synthesis), but I've been toiling away looking at domain boundaries for some of those 'other' domains - there's a quite large list of the things - and determining whether our collaborator has usable clones. Yeah, I know it sounds like technobabble; sorry 'bout that.
The past weekend was really nice (apart from the &^#!&%! California poplar tree in our neighbor's yard, which goes into bloom about now every year and which produces copious amount of pollen to which I am horrendously allergic). We had skating class for the first time in about three weeks on Saturday, and did things both useful and pleasant the rest of the day, including getting the rear driver door of my car fixed such that it locks along with the rest of the doors when it's supposed to. (Metroid Prime ice beam, you are mine now!) Sunday we went to the early bird showing of Toy Story 3-3D. We really enjoyed it - I want more of the hedgehog! - though, like ladybird97
, I would be very cautious about what small children to bring to it, for the same almost-incredibly-traumatic scene near the end. I have to admit, I'd really wondered whether Pixar would find anything new to say or do in this world... and, well, they did. They're brilliant. It was a little weird coming out of the movie at 1 PM and realizing we had the entire rest of the day to do with as we liked/needed.
What else? I've started a new solo project
over at Librivox
. It feels great to FINALLY be recording again, after literally months of not doing so. (I think the last time I'd made a recording before this past weekend was back in very early March, before the whole recent series of adventures started.) We have an upcoming D&D game with cerebralpaladin
and co. this weekend. I'm almost finished writing thank-you notes for Important People who came to Mom's memorial service last month. There's still buckets of things I need to take care of that got shoved into the "After June" category: dentist appt, doctor's appt (annual checkup), calling United to get into my electronic account info, learning to drive a stick shift, calling a lawyer to formally put wills together...
But it doesn't all have to be done today. 'Specially since it's our 14th wedding anniversary. No, we're not doing anything much special today; the New Zealand trip was our anniversary gift this year. But as noted, I am eternally grateful to and in love with my Huz, for everything he does and everything he is for me. <3