Friday, June 08, 2007

four laptops, two cats

1. Friday afternoon has meaning again! It's pretty fun working with government people on a Friday - everyone basically quits at four and stares at the clock.
Today was a ridiculously good day. First, Sean and I are tentatively going to Moncton in August to staff a craft exhibition (more like an art show) at a conference for premiers; technically it's Amy's baby, but she and Silas will be moving into the house they just bought at that time and she doesn't want to be there the whole time. Sean is coming along as my bodyguard and a volunteer - we get free hotel rooms at the Delta and probably food paid for. I'm shockingly easily impressed by these things.
The other major good point about today was that our government dude was emailing us all day to get progress updates and to gently remind us about lots of annoying things, like making posters bilingual. The only thing he bugs me about is making the website bilingual, which is more or less impossible without a grant for a translator, because Babelfish simply won't cut it and translators are expensive. I ranted to the office about it for a bit. Five minutes later, a young woman walked in and introduced herself as a French exchange student who has worked in the fine craft industry in France and would like to volunteer full time with us to improve her English.
You can't make this stuff up.
Minor good points about today: I met Amy's dog, Twiggy:
And Sean's friends from home, Matt and Shawn, are here to visit. I'm not actually sure if he spells his name differently but to keep them from getting confused, that is what I will do.

2. Linkage:
3. This weekend: Matt, Porter, Sean, and me, hanging out, being cool.


Blogger dp said...

hope your having a fun weekend....

3:48 PM  
Blogger dp said...

how was your weekend......

6:00 AM  

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