-Returned from Lake Tahoe safe and sound. Had a pretty good if exhausting time while there, and I think I have more enthusiasm for my job and also a better idea of what is neat about our company.

-Got addicted to Insaniquarium, but I think I'm done.

-My dad sent me some pictures from when we lived in Nevada; I'll upload them to Flickr and post them once I've chosen which to share with people.

-Finished The Orphan's Tales. ZOMG. READ THESE BOOKS, PEOPLE.

-So uh moving... anyone have advice on moving when you have the ability to do so in stages? We have to be out by the end of the month but have the ability to move stuff there sooner. Some bits of our current place are relatively organized (uh, like the books that are on the bookshelves?) and a lot of bits are kind of chaotic--including some boxes that I never really finished unpacking. Also we have more stuff here than space in the new place, so some stuff will have to go. I figure we'll want to paint the new place first of all, but I'm not sure what comes after that. If you're the kind of person who'd be happy to hang out with us and keep us sane while we sift through stuff, let me know.
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( Jun. 1st, 2009 03:02 pm)
There's something very nice about being in the Nevada mountains. Oddly emotional after that dream a few nights ago (in which the ranger station area I lived in at Mt. Charleston was inexplicably filled with newish-Camberville-style condos and I ran through them searching for my old house, knowing it *had* to be there because it was a historical building). In the car ride up the mountain I kept seeing flashes of my childhood* as the elevation changed. A Smokey Bear fire safety alert level sign, sage brush and rabbit brush, ponderosa, that particular pale purple wild lupine variety... Next summer I am totally visiting Mt. Charleston no matter what.

Of course, Lake Tahoe is in no way identical, it just provided flashes of familiarity.

For one, it's insanely developed--there's a starbuck's, for crying out loud. (Mt. Charleston had better not have a starbuck's when I go back.)

The network at the hotel is not free, so I'm sticking to my phone. I'll be less online than usual, and probably busy with user conference stuff anyway (if someone would only tell the n00b what was going on).

*I only lived there for 3 years, but they were the 3 years I unapologetically enshrine in my memory as childhood: it was right before puberty and crushes and so on, I played outside a lot, I played Myst and read The Hobbit for the first time... they were very formative years for me.
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( May. 31st, 2009 06:12 am)
Work is flying me to Lake Tahoe for this user conference thingy this week. I'll be there Monday through Friday.

I got this cold and my sleep schedule became very strange.

Any advice on what to do in the "tomorrow I need to be on a plane at the time I'm going to bed 'tonight'" situation? (My thought is--get some sleep now, then take a nap or two in the evening and plan to sleep a bunch on the plane)
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