January 7th, 2007

rps, complex

Life this week

This week, my old college roommate y3t39 came out to Cambridge. He showed up last Saturday, and left yesterday.

Things we did:
  • Walked the Freedom Trail, start to finish.
  • Ate at Union Oyster House
  • Visited the USS Cassin Young (the Constitution was closed)
  • Ate breakfast at Zaftig's
  • Toured Harvard Square
  • Toured MetaCarta
  • Walked around Central Square
Things Pete did:
  • First Night, in Boston
  • Toured MIT
  • Drink at the Plough and Stars

All in all, I think that he got a good taste of Boston/Cambridge considering how long he was here and how busy we were. Other things which kept us busy:
  • Julie has some kind of undetermined bacterial infection that was giving her fevers of 105 (again). She's on antibiotics for it now.
  • School starting again for Julie and Alicia
  • A giant snafu with my web hosting provider/server which sucked up about 2 days of my brain cycles.

Things I did not do:
  • Celebrate New Years in any particularly exciting fashion.
  • Sleep.
  • Make new years resolutions.
  • Make long thoughtful reflective posts about the past year.

I need some new userpics. I suppose this one will do for how I feel about this week -- stretched in 15 different directions.

Alicia and the Clarinet

Alicia has gotten good enough with her clarinet that she is now taking music she taught herself on the recorder and reteaching herself on the clarinet. The kid has a talent for music far beyond what I ever had: I'm glad we've got her on the clarinet, it seems like it's suiting her musical tastes really well.


Jess and I have significant disagreements as to how long sheets can remain on the bed before they need to be changed. She feels that sheets should be changed weekly, and that when you get to two weeks you are being negligent in your sheet changing duties.

I, on the other hand, grew up with a mother who believed that changing the sheets once a month was fine.

When I was living on my own, I changed them once every two months or so... but I realize that was pushing the limits of stinkiness, etc.

(Yes, using LJ Polls to resolve relationship conflicts is a bad idea. I'm just full of bad ideas.)

Poll #902178 Bed Sheets

How often do you change the sheets on your bed?

Less often than monthly
Only on special occassions

If less often than monthly, explain?