88/100. Getting back there!
I exercised every day this week, except was really slack one of the days, so I lost a point there. Mostly VRT, and got some walking in 3 days.
All week I practiced the same 3 Midnight Oil songs: River Runs Red, Arctic World, and Sometimes. Then on Sunday night I played them at a coffee house in Richard’s church basement, accompanied by Richard. It was fun taking the lead vocals again. I was a bit nervous, but it’s a very forgiving and familiar audience, and once again some friends were quite encouraging about how it went; they’re the type to tell it like it is too.
I did less fixing/sorting/helping than in past weeks. I put new strings on my acoustic guitar for the first time in way too long, I fixed a badly clogged sink (yuck), attempted to help a friend with a VB.Net/SQL Server problem (and mostly didn’t succeed in the short time I had) and helped set up the (my) sound system for the coffee house. Alex: no, I didn’t find any new magazines last week, but you’ve got first dibs if I do!
I played more Super Luigi Galaxy with the kids; we’ve got 50 stars now, so just 10 short of rescuing Peach for the 3rd time. We also watched another 4 Super Mario Bros. Super Show episodes. And I brought my two oldest girls along to the coffee house, so Mr. Lappala could teach them a new word.
I finished Genesis and the first 18 chapters of Exodus this week, and continued plowing through On the Edge; I’m about 2/3rds done now.
Carla and I had a good night out on Valentine’s Day. Food at Montana’s, and wandering around Staples/Future Shop/Winners/Chapters after.
I’m looking to get a new laptop, but it seems I’m going to have to get it from Dell. I want a Core 2 Duo T7500 processor (it’s the cheapest one with a 4MB cache) but it appears to be too high-end still to make it into most consumer laptops. Also, for professional reasons I need Windows XP on the computer, and that’s getting difficult to find. It’d be a waste of money to pay for Vista then erase it, plus you never know if there will be some hardware in the computer that doesn’t have a WinXP driver.
I did do a little bit of work for my math game idea; we received some more math books in the mail and I read through some of them looking for ideas, and got a few more good ones. I got quite a bit of work done on the paid game work; I’m making a scripting language for the story/cut-scene parts of the game. It’s something I’ve never done before, so it’s pretty fun, and I’m learning a bit of Lua at the same time.