None of this is vital right now, but I like to keep things flexible.
I've downloaded a cute new toy for the Treo: My Location. It uses cell tower info to approximate where you are, then loads the phone's copy of Google Maps with that location. It can be up to half a mile off, but that can still be useful.
Even if it thinks I'm sitting on the southbound 101 sound wall...
timenchanter and I had a nice dinner at the Macaroni Grill with the wonderful and vivacious rebekie, then all three of us met up with kizmet100 at Shoreline for a showing of The Golden Compass. Very cute movie, though it was fascinating seeing the changes from the book. It's a given that a lot had to be compressed, but it was amusing to note that the Magisterium being a branch of the Catholic Church was simply not mentioned, and that the attempt to shoehorn "dust" into dogma was glossed over.
Timmie and I somewhat suspect that having Lyra learn who her mother is from said mother was partly done as a joke - the scene felt much too much like "Lyra, I am your mother!" "Nooooo! That's impossible!"
Ian McKellen as Iorek was a little jarring, too. I mean, he did a fine job, but I kept on expecting the bear to place himself in front of a group of enemies and cry "You shall not pass!"
But again - much, much fun. And a few scenes - the first introduction of Nicole Kidman was shot from behind her, as she walked into a hall in a slinky dress. Maggie and I were salivating in stereo.
Afterwards, Maggie, Timmie, and I just happened to drop by the Infirmary, which was actually reasonably busy. I ended up talking a huge amount with (annoying) Bob, who does have interesting things to say. Still annoying, though - though he bought me two Jack&Cokes. I got to spend a fair amount of time talking with the quite drool-worthy hektikat, and even dancing with her. Sorta. I was exhibiting my usual level of grace...
Then back home, where I've finally finished putting up the third bookshelf. Nothin' like standing on a bed playing with power tools when you're tipsy. Now I just need to move a clotheshook, then vacuum up some of the sawdust.
Well, and maybe shelve some books. But let's not be too hasty.