thursday - my bi-monthly massage. i adore theresa - she keeps me walking & breathing. bonus: therapeutic massage seems to hurt a little less since she's now rubbing gym-sore muscles between putting my bones back in place.
friday - foot tattoo with quarex! it went wonderfully, & hurt a bit less than anticipated (though it was definitely Not Fun & i hope to not need any touchups). i think the pain was more easily tolerated since it was so far from my core. i'll probably put healed photos up on my site; you can request the fresh shot now if you think i'll say yes to you, which i probably won't.
saturday - another wildly successful movie marathon party. this month the theme was hacker movies from a decade+ ago, in the same awesome/mediocre/total crap procession as before: hackers, swordfish, &... the net. the turnout was decent: me & gorthok, west, landon & his hot chick of the moment, travis, mrmagus, & stephen. seven of these eight people are techs, so there was much mockery & amusement.
mid-marathon, we went to the regent bakery & picked up some PORTAL CAKE. no, really - this is the bakery that made the original used in the game. we didn't have enough people over to buy a whole cake, but they sell by the slice, too. we got to eat it, & it was NOT a lie. (& yes, of course i wore my portal plugs in commemoration.)
monday - movie/dinner date with joe! we both cut work early (& orchestrated bus routes to meet up together) to rush to a matinee of the startlingly good "moonrise kingdom" at a little indie theatre in wallingford (built in 1919, neat). joe said he liked it so much he'd buy it when it came out, & it put us in a playful & lighthearted mood for the rest of the evening. (if it's playing near you, go see it!)
we then walked half a block to have a sensational dinner at rain sushi on the cheap via groupon. we split the "spring rain" level of omakase, & it was SO fucking spectacular. particular high notes were jimmy's rain drops & the rainy day roll (both have earned awards), & the bite me andy was pretty special too. fortunately, only a few pieces were tempura/aioli, or we might not've been able to order the chocolate lava cake for dessert. :D it didn't disappoint despite being overcooked - no lava - but they gave us three small scoops of very good vanilla ice cream with it (which wasn't listed on the menu!) & joe's beer wasn't even on the bill. we overtipped like whoa & will certainly return.
we caught a bus directly after dinner, no waiting, & then joe carried me running five or six blocks to our transfer point (still healing the hoof, remember!), & it showed up only a few minutes later. it began to rain a bit harder on the last two blocks home, & joe held his hoodie above me like a tarp. BEST DATE BEHAVIOR EVAR :D
tuesday - imax spiderman on its weird tuesday opening night. we were in line early, as usual, & nabbed favorite seats in the center. the movie was actually pretty great, plus i got dinner (& a phenomenal chocolate chunk cookie with edges so perfectly browned that they tasted of the barest hint of caramel O_O ) from the metropolitan market hot bar, which always gives me far more enjoyment than is reasonable. metro's food is so delicious, all fresh & organic, & i love being able to get a few bites of everything & then load on the veggies.
wednesday - off work for the 4th. i was helpful to a friend - spent a couple hours giving him a high-level overview of how to eat for health & to potentially reverse a worsening medical condition - & ended this nice quiet day with some mild chicanery. though liquordrums has moved, we sneaked onto his old roof with the amazing view & watched the seattle fireworks show from there. it was totally worth the <$4 parking & twenty minute traffic on the drive home, especially since i own a garage parking spot. (finding parking on the hill is tough enough on a weekday; far more so on a holiday.)
saturday & sunday - joe went off camping (after a brief stint getting his car rekeyed as he'd lost his keys yet again; i found the lowest priced locksmith around & then talked him down another ten bucks X) ), so i have the apartment delightfully to myself. this weekend i met up with a friend to make a repeat secured investment in an event he throws regularly, which last year netted me a return of over a grand. i'm investing more & have a higher percentage coming back this time, so i'll make several thousand with no effort if all goes typically. :D man, i love how money makes money - flooding purchases through an always-paid credit card for the cash back, buying up crazy 50% deals, investments like this... i'm nowhere near the 1%, but i might be in the 40%...!
HEY I CAN BRAG IN MY LJ IF I WANT TO. your broke ass doesn't have to read it. XD
still upcoming, fast approaching:
a quick weight update: i hit 104.0 on july 1st, which put me halfway to my goal at exactly two months into this little experiment - which is precisely where my calorie math stated i should be. estimating calories & accurately logging restaurant food is difficult, & i do eat out fairly often (with generally good choices, but nonetheless without labels), so it's great to get life results that prove i have a good grasp on what different foods cost to my body. i expect to maintain or even lose a little progress while my tattoo heals, but weight isn't a one-time achievement, & i look forward to getting back to the gym to continue my success.
& also i posted this. it is epic.
text-based memory augmentation complete