Friday Five: Famous people

This week’s Friday Five is about fame. 1. If you could eat dinner with and “get to know” one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose? J. Michael Straczynski. 2. Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel? Sure, many…

Closing time

Bob and I had our monthly dinner tonight and (following our usual practice) went walking afterward. It was chilly outside, so we did our walking inside a shopping mall. We were at Southpoint in Durham, which is an excellent place for that sort of thing. Until the armed guards ordered us to leave. No, we…

Welcome back from the abyss

The beta crunch is finally over. On Friday, my documentation team finally delivered our help files and manuals for the beta release of the product. And I went home and went to bed. I slept for the entire weekend, except when I was away from home on previously scheduled engagements (Diversions on Saturday, and the…

Friday Five: Home

A combination of Blogger outages and an insane workload prevented me from tackling the Friday Five last week, and although I kept meaning to do it over the weekend, somehow I never did. Rather than let it slide completely, I’m going to pretend it’s still Friday and do it anyway. 1. What makes you homesick?…

Friday Five: Destinations

This week’s Friday Five is about vacations. 1. What’s your favorite vacation spot? I don’t think I’m really qualified to have one. I’ve spent most of my career working as a technical writing contractor, which meant that I didn’t get paid vacations. So I have done very little vacationing other than weekend or holiday visits…