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We had the first Northern Voice meeting for the 2009 conference today, at the Grind on Main.

Enthusiasm was high, but we’re also suffering from a bit of attrition in the time available from existing folks to plan and run the conference.  Northern Voice definitely is going to need additional organizers this year—contact me if you’re interested.

Dinner tonight was lamb, a big piece of it, particular limb unknown.  For dessert, I had strawberries with Mascarpone cheese.  Degan came by and made dinner for the three of us, it was a nice treat.

My sister went on a blind date tonight—she was totally nervous, and called me just from outside the Vietnamese restaurant.  Vietnamese, on a first date? I’d be worried about slurping noodles onto my shirt.

I saw a good movie last weekend: 10MPH. It’s a documentary by Hunter Weeks about he and a friend who rode a Segway across America from Seattle to Boston.  It took 100 days, and they had several adventures—though honestly, there wasn’t much in the way of conflict or drama, which would have spiced the movie up.

My birthday’s coming up again shortly.  This year is my 6^2nd, which is also the smallest number that is both square and triangular. Yah, interesting, anyway.



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