Manbites Dog board meeting, a birthday lunch, and finally installed year-old SW…

I went to bed way too late, and got up way too early.

I attended our Manbites Dog board meeting from 10:00-12:00, during which—after failing miserably at applying little stickies to invitations—I successfully, and in some cases quite beautifully, addressed a little over 100 invitations to our upcoming fundraiser on November 8, 2008.

Ed, with the patience of Job, ran the meeting while the rest of us gave our divided attention to making various contributions on the handmade invitations.

I picked up Robert at his new place, and after a short tour—it’s adorable! (much like himself)—we headed over to Symposium in the Durham Tobacco Warehouse area for my birthday lunch. Oh, before we left, he gave me the greatest card! It’s a picture of a fat lady on the front, with her mouth opened, and it says, “You’re not OLD until the fat lady SINGS.”

When you open it, this incredible operatic-sounding woman holds this outrageously long note—complete with a fabulous ending including a slight echo. I loved it.

Back in Raleigh, I had every intention of attending Chaotic Elections! A Mathematician Looks at Voting, for which I’d actually registered, but when my alarm went off after a one-hour nap, I turned it off, did a very quick calculation myself, and promptly went back to sleep.

I did two loads of laundry, during which I reviewed—and added comments to—Sarah’s proposal for our presentation at the 2009 STC Annual Conference in Atlanta next May. The submission deadline is 10/20/2008.

After that, I finally installed two software programs I bought in September of 2007. Yes, 2007, over a year ago—Microsoft Office 2007 and Adobe Acrobat Professional. I installed them on both my laptop and my PC.

I have to be at the airport for 6AM tomorrow. I set my alarm for 4:45 and hit the sack.

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