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Started: 2004-11-28 12:14:29

Submitted: 2004-11-28 12:21:20

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After nearly a week in California, I have successfully returned to the Temple of Castor and Pollux, where I'm now eating breakfast seven hours after waking up at 0400 PST to make it to Reno/Tahoe International Airport for my parents' 0600 PST flight this morning. (My flight left at a barely more respectable hour, leaving right on time at 0700.) I paid US$5 to get access to the in-flight DirecTV, which was entertaining. From CNN et al, I learned that the airport I flew out of canceled most of its flights yesterday due to a glitch in a system designed to assist in poor visibility. Some passengers aren't expected to get out until Tuesday, but I made it out just fine.

Here in the greater Boulder area, we're experiencing the other side of the storm system that hit Reno yesterday, which is currently dumping snow. I'm glad I got home when I did.

Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000