It’s been a good day

In roughly chronological order:

It’s the first day of Fall. Crisp and sunny. Beautiful.

Had a good day at work, one of those days when you don’t feel like a complete idiot. I remembered to bring in some MP3 files so I had loads of 80s music to listen to. And the cafeteria wasn’t out of egg salad at lunch so lunch was yummy. Sometimes it’s the small things that make your day.

It looked like I was going to have to withdraw from a Gaelic course that I had signed up for because they changed the weekday at the last minute, but found out today that they’ve had to add another class that is on a better day for me so I won’t have to leave the course.

Some tarot bags that I’d ordered arrived and they are even nicer in person. I’ve also been connecting with a variety of crafters and artisans lately (including today) that is sparking my own sleeping creative side.

I bid on a collection of signed art recently at eBay. The auction ended this evening and I got pipped at the post. I kind of thought I would be but I had decided that I couldn’t afford the $65+ that previous signed items from this artist have fetched. When I lost the auction, I was both amused and disappointed — amused because I *knew* someone was waiting to snipe me at the very end and disappointed because I really do feel a strange connection to this artist’s work and would have liked to have been wrong about the other bidder. Imagine my surprise when I got an e-mail from the artist later, saying he had another copy of the work I’d bid on that he was offering to me in a Second Chance listing at my last bid amount. How awesome is that?

The Heroes season opener was on tonight and it was awesome. Lots of weirdness in store for us in the future. The whole “going back in time and changing things” is going to get old really fast if they keep doing it every year, but it was a promising start. Too bad no one I know watches it — it deserves to be watched in company.

Michael Moore’s latest movie, Slacker Uprising, was released at midnight. If you are in the US or Canada, the movie is available as a free download from the site or can be viewed for free online. Demand was so overwhelming that the download server broke but they managed to come up with alternatives, including BitTorrent (though there’s currently no seeder for at least one of those so that won’t go too far), so I’m downloading it as I write.

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