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I’m looking at my photos on Flickr, and they’re not showing up colored properly.  The problem seems to occur only in Camino 1.5, where the images appear washed out and bluer.

However, in Safari on my Mac Book, the images look as I intend them, the same way they look in Photoshop and iPhoto.  This makes me sad, because it means that no matter how I correct them, someone’s going to see them wrong.

Meanwhile, Susie and I had sundaes for dessert and a nice roast chicken for dinner, and watched three episodes of Buffy tonight (I now know that Angel is a vampire, and there’s this guy named Spike who just showed up and killed The Annoying One) and so it’s been a good day.

I invited about 15 people to come for Greek food with Susie and I earlier this week.  I figured that we’d get about half of those to come, and that we’d have a lovely Greek meal.  But my usual inability to successfully plan events reared its ugly head.  The Greek restaurant was, when we arrived, closed for no reason.  Like, no sign saying on vacation, hours saying they should be open, but just no lights on door locked.  So we had deent but not exceptional thai food instead.

And of the people I invited, only three said yes.  Sure, they were my FAVORITE three, but still, the guy who lives 10 blocks away who couldn’t come, that perturbed me.  And the two people who’ve always said they wanted to come to this restaurant we raved about but declined because of something I’ve seen them miss before, that bothered me too.

Enough so that I don’t really want to organize something again in the near future.

In other news, I’m starting to get caught up on my backlog of Flickr photos.  I hope you enjoy them.

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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