Two swimming lessons (one for each of the Junior Ricardipi).
One ballet-jazz combo dance lesson for JR#2.
One birthday party (for JR#2).
I am, as they say, le tired. [WARNING: the video clip that links to is NSFW, contains minor language and stereotyping of various ethnic groups, and is funny as heck. Use at your own discretion.]
And I have five pages of a grant to write, by tomorrow evening. Not to mention fiddling around with my new Talk Like A Pirate Day present, which will doubtless chew up some additional time:
This hardly leaves any time for a social life (not that I have one anyway), taking pictures of buildings at ridiculous angles (as I do), or even blogging about recent interesting events, such as having coffee with Rikaitch's dad and his lovely wife on Friday (which I did).
Perhaps I'll tell you more about that visit when I have a bit more time than I do now, but let me tell you that Rik's dad is an interesting fellow, both he and his wife were very friendly, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting them. I've no idea what they thought of me, but there you go. Chalk up another win for the internet, I guess. And I've a lunch date in mid-November, in Washington DC, with another three people I've only met online. Combine all of this with my ever-expanding (but possibly not terribly useful) LinkedIn network, as well as occasional visits to the Nature Network, and I'm beginning to feel like a true cyber-citizen of the twenty-first century, tooled up with digital paraphernalia, meeting internet connections, tapping away on the laptop at the kitchen table while eating leftover pizza and cake. What fun it is, being me.