Thursday, August 29, 2002

Well, last night's US Open was mostly a washout. We had dinner, then saw the beginning of the Davenport match. It started to drizzle and they stopped the match once, for about 20 minutes, then started up and played a few games. Then after four games in the second set, the drizzle returned and they stopped again. We stuck around for a while, because it was really a very light drizzle, and watched the highlight films they were playing on the big screen scoreboard (Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg) until about 10, when we gave up and went home. Good thing, because they never did start again.

Now it's 9 a.m. and it's still raining, except it's for real now. It looks like the day will be a washout, but I am not quite ready to give in completely. The local radar looks like the showers could pass and we could have some clearing for a bit. I'm sure it's just a dream. If they aren't playing tennis, I said I'd go into the office, because I have lots to do and don't want to waste a vacation day if I am not going to see tennis. Not that I wouldn't love to just stay home and relax, but if I do I will probably have to do some work over the long weekend, so it's just as well to go in. The forecast is for the rain to continue through the evening, and end sometime early tomorrow. So hopefully we'll get some tennis in tomorrow, at least.

This is quite a bummer. It's hardly rained all summer, and the one time we have US Open tickets, the heavens decide to open up! How annoying! Not to mention it's pretty much expected to be rainy and crappy throughout the long holiday weekend. I had been hoping to get to the beach, but it doesn't look good for that either. Oh well. I'll still hope for the best, but I'm hopping in the shower soon so I can go into work.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Last night's Cyclones game with Jackie and Deb was lots of fun. Definitely worth missing Stitch-n-Bitch for. They lost, but we had a great time anyway, just talking and laughing and acting like goofy fans. I definitely want to go back next summer, and I told my Dad I had to take him sometime. It's a really nice little ballpark, and being right on the boardwalk at Coney Island like that, with the Wonderwheel and the old Parachute Jump in the background is a really wonderful New York feeling. It's even more fun to be there with two locals, as Jackie and Deb both grew up in the area (but didn't know each other then.)

Speaking of Dad, which I did a few sentences ago, tonight he and I are supposed to go the U.S. Open. Unfortunately, it's chilly and supposed to rain this evening, so the plans are somewhat tenuous. We have the same tickets we have every year - night session tonight, day and night tomorrow, and day on Friday. And it's supposed to be rainy tonight and tomorrow. Argh. Let's hope for the best. If we do get to see tennis tonight, it will be Lindsay Davenport vs. Petra Mandula, followed by Nikolay Davydenko vs. James Blake. I seem to recall seeing Lindsay many times on a Wednesday night at the Open. I don't know anything about her opponant, nor do I know much about the men's match. But that doesn't always mean much - good tennis can happen anytime!

Oh, thanks to all who sent suggestions about the headache - it finally eased up around lunchtime and I did indeed survive the day. I even got the brochure written and have only a few changes to make today. The direct mail pieces are on a slightly looser timeline than I thought, so although there's a lot to do, it's not devastating.

Needless to say, there's been no knitting this week, and likely won't be until at least the weekend. And I got the sad news from Susi that Artfibers was temporarily sold out of the yarn I wanted, so it looks like I'll be calling them to check on that soon. Oh well - it was so nice of her to try and get it for me that I don't mind it not being available just yet.

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

This morning started fine, and as I was sitting here at my desk I started to feel my head aching, and I can feel a giant headache coming on. I get these sometimes. I don't know if they're migraines or not, but they do fit many of the symptoms I have read for migraine. I just took some ibuprofen, hoping I can head it off before it gets too bad.

This is definitely not a day to be incapacitated. I have two big things to write today - a recruiting brochure for one client, and a series of direct mail pieces for another. I'm not really sure how far I have to go on that direct mail, but it's all got to be done by the end of tomorrow, because I am out Thursday and the office is closed Friday. Plus I need to get out of here in time for the Cyclones game at 7pm with Jackie and Deb, which I am really looking forward to!

So, please send headache-reducing brainwaves my way if at all possible. Thank you!

Monday, August 26, 2002

Argh, I screwed up. I was using w.bloggar here at home to add a new post and accidentally posted it over the previous post. Grr. And of course the original is sitting in a word doc at the office. Just for the sake of recordkeeping, I'll repost it tomorrow. I wonder if blogger will let you manually change the time stamp on a post? Guess we'll find out in the morning.
Did some housekeeping over the past week or so and added some blogs I've found over the past few weeks but been too lazy to add to the template. That includes Ginger Girl, Knitting Curmudgeon, Amimono and 24 Knits. I have been feeling guilty for reading but not linking before this!