We’ve done four or five loads of dishes, rearranged the furniture back to a condition approximating the pre-party alignment, and dropped my beloved bride off at the airport for her return to her homework and paper-grading. Happily, she’ll be back in less than three weeks.
I took Bruce’s advice this morning relative to my power management problem; I downloaded Coconut Battery tester for OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and it confirmed what System Profiler told me: the battery ain’t charging. I swapped in Si’s battery, and his didn’t charge either (we didn’t try my battery in his iBook). I was hopeful, since my battery shows 411 cycles — I thought my battery might be dying. Alas, that seems not to be the case.
Margaret was worried about the impression her lime rice might have given last night; it turns out that the garlic she pressed during her preparations turned a greenish blue when she used iot to season the rice. At the time, I figured it was just lime rind in the rice (which tasted fine); as it turns out, it was indeed the (startling, but quite harmless and delicious) garlic.
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The rice was very tasty — as was the whole meal. I’m delighted we were able to join you for such a feast!
NPR’s Saturday All Things Considered just finished up with an interview with Arlo Guthrie about Alice’s Restaurant–listening to which was one of the highlights of Pippa’s party. I hadn’t heard it in years. Treat upon treat, that party was. Thanks to one and all. Not the least, folks like Arlo, Tom Paxton, the Yippies, and others who made and make our attempts for a transformed world so much more joyful.