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a cornucopia sort of day - Ambar
September 5th, 2001
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a cornucopia sort of day
I declined to go into the Bay Area this week, as it's a short week to begin with, and not being able to take Sable into the office any more complicates things.

The plan for 2-dog living is to take the train in on the designated day -- I'm considering changing the designated day, at least for this semester -- while leaving Talus in the outside dog run, and Sable closed in my bedroom. If I leave and return on the last train available, I'm gone about 14 hours -- which is pretty miserable, but it only has to happen once a week. Sable easily has the control for it, and Talus will be outside, making questions of housebreaking irrelevant.

I made 'splosively hot chili for dinner (which means there is lunch for another week or so :-) Have makings for cauliflower salad, and I hardboiled the eggs for it this morning, but don't feel like any more cooking tonight.

I actually accomplished work today (fireworks! roses! cheering crowds!). Tomorrow I will have to shake up the hardware team again to get moving on the next project. Or perhaps I will cut them a break and just work on sendmail configuration cleanups (boo! hiss!).

It was a communicative day all around. I was feeling nervous about not having heard from Yohannon for what felt like a week (was it? not sure), so I fired him an email note today, and it came back with a "could not deliver for 4 hours" warning note attached. So clearly something was up, but I was surprised and happy to hear from him when he called. (His ISP folded with no warning, and he was good and wound. I helped find a temporary solution, though.) And we may get together on Friday, which would be utterly lovely.

Lovelier yet was a long talk with Kawaii, who travels weekly to San Diego now that school has started. We compared notes on last weekend's class and play party, on our different styles of and experience with BDSM, and on our relationship, which is looking like overflowing any reasonable definition of friendship, or "suffer[ing] a sea-change / Into something rich and strange." In any case, the sort of conversation so dense with truth that the soul departs well-fed.

Quite a change for the person who four or five years ago was convinced that she had dried up emotionally and was no longer capable of falling in love. *giggle* This would be, what, three times in a year? With three very different people. Mirable dictu!

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From:ex_caribou496
Date:September 6th, 2001 02:12 am (UTC)
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it sounds like life is throwing roses at you ambar
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From:agrimony
Date:September 6th, 2001 08:45 am (UTC)
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How come you can't bring Sable to work?
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From:ambar
Date:September 6th, 2001 09:23 am (UTC)
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Bryant notified me that HR notified him that someone had complained about their allergies, so that's why.

Naturally, this is all totally anonymous, so I have no idea whether it could have been fixed by just keeping her in my cube.

We did return fire by asking how they would handle an employee with a service dog, as I am considering raising a service-dog puppy (which gets the same legal protections as a working dog). Hopefully that has them gibbering in their shorts, but meanwhile Sable's banned.
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From:elflet
Date:September 6th, 2001 09:45 am (UTC)
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I realize the house is a bit out of the way, but you're certainly welcome to park Sable in our backyard. That train ride, while "relaxing" and "productive" certainly chains you to a rather ugly schedule.
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From:elflet
Date:September 6th, 2001 09:56 am (UTC)
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P.S. OK, on re-reading the question is managing 2 dogs. If you can figure out a way to manage them both via our place, you're welcome to...including getting a key if needed.
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From:ambar
Date:September 6th, 2001 10:57 am (UTC)
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It certainly adds more options, and more options are always a good thing. ;-) A lot depends on whether Talus can be left alone behind a fence (my dog run, or your backyard), which I am currently assuming to be true, and whether Talus and Sable can be left together safely (Sable is known to depart fences when bored, which is why I have been lugging around her 55lb crate instead of trusting 6' fences.)

Didn't I just promise not to move into your front room? :-)
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From:elflet
Date:September 6th, 2001 11:17 am (UTC)
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Yer funny. *smile* I'll work on the permissions to board the furry ones. :)
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From:cyranocyrano
Date:September 6th, 2001 01:07 pm (UTC)

Yay. (:

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Congratulations on achieving a wonderful life. And on getting puppies.
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From:ambar
Date:September 6th, 2001 03:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay. (:

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Puppies can be shared, y'know. :-) The more the merrier, for socialization purposes...
From:ossian
Date:September 6th, 2001 01:32 pm (UTC)

Goo-goo eyes

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You're adorable when you're twitterpated. When do Em and I get to associate with you & Kawaii so that we can make patronizing remarks about sparks, jumper cables, and idiot grins?

Ah, revenge.

--Scott
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From:ambar
Date:September 6th, 2001 03:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Goo-goo eyes

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It's only fair that you get an opportunity to giggle at me, after all the amusement I've derived from observing the two of you. When's your next scheduled weekend down here? :-)
From:ossian
Date:September 7th, 2001 12:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Goo-goo eyes

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Soon, sooonsoonsoon. Like, before Orycon. I'll check with The Boss on whether I shall be available for social engagements; I do not generally plan my time when I visit, as it might cause a clash of wills to manifest. If I won't be available then I'll just have to come down a day early and have them anyway. :)

--Scott
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